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National Report>According to inside sources, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, host of “NOW with Alex Wagner”, resigned from her post today after 2 1/2 years with the network citing ethical and moral concerns.
In a resignation letter obtained by National Report, Wagner claims she has been spreading “lies on behalf of Obama” and using her position with MSNBC to “falsely promote a brutal dictator.”
Wagner goes on to say, “I have spent my entire professional career working toward a position based on false pretenses. I have worked hard to obtain a position with a major news network and expected to be reporting on serious issues. Instead, I am handed Pro-Obama scripts and asked to be a mouthpiece for the administration.”
A CNN report this afternoon suggested Wagner had recently been empowered by the bravery of Russia Today reporter Liz Wahl, who quit her Kremlin-funded network during a live broadcast. A second RT reporter, Sara Firth, left her position with the network today as well, giving Wagner the confidence to make the decision to walk away from her show.
Executives with MSNBC are reportedly working hard to manage the fallout following the news and are doing their best to lessen the impact to their credibility by suppressing the story. Paul Horner, spokesman for MSNBC, issued a press release this afternoon claiming Wagner had long been unhappy with a contract negotiation and her move was simply a “promotional stunt.”
It is not yet known who will replace Wagner on her 4:00 show. Early reports suggest the network will be making programming adjustments over the weekend.