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MSNBC has re­versed a de­ci­sion made ear­lier in the week to fire left-wing com­men­ta­tor Sam Seder, whom it dis­missed over an eight-year-old tweet the pun­dit said was a joke.

Far-right ac­tivist and con­spir­acy the­o­rist Mike Cer­novich whipped up out­rage over Seder’s tweet from 2009 about con­tro­ver­sial film di­rec­tor Ro­man Polan­ski, say­ing it showed in­sen­si­tiv­ity about rape. Seder said the tweet was a satir­i­cal com­ment about lib­er­als de­fend­ing Polan­ski over his con­vic­tion in 1978 for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 13-year-old girl. “Don’t care re Polan­ski,” he wrote, “but I hope if my daugh­ter is ever raped it is by an older truly tal­ented man w/a great sense of mise en scene.”

But af­ter Seder’s fir­ing stirred up a lib­eral back­lash, MSNBC re­con­sid­ered.

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