MSNBC Prez Apologizes for Cinco de Mayo Incident, Swipes at Media ‘Foxification’


MSNBC president Phil Griffin spoke at a convention today held by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, for a discussion mostly focused around diversity in the newsroom. Griffin faced questions about a lack of diversity on MSNBC.

In fact, one of the questions Griffin got was about that awkward, borderline insensitive Cinco de Mayo moment on MSNBC a few months ago.

Griffin faced several more tough questions about MSNBC’s diversity and general news network policy regarding Hispanic anchors.

But one quote he said that really stood out is when he said the general problem of diversity can be chalked up to what he called the “Foxification of America: if the liberals like it, the others won’t do it.”

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