While MSNBC host Ronan Farrow was interviewing a former Charlie Hebdo writer, the network chose to hide the latest cover of the French magazine, which was the first release since the devastating massacre of 10 journalists and 2 cops at the hands of radical Islamists.
Though the majority of news outlets chose to stand in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo and show the defiant cover, MSNBC was not among them. Farrow’s mother took to Twitter to voice her disgust over “TV news stations in the US” who “are not showing the new #CharieHebdo cartoons.” She claimed, “When we back off, the terrorists win.”
Dispiriting that some TV news stations in the US are not showing the new #CharieHebdo cartoons. When we back off, the terrorists win.
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 13, 2015
Mia Farrow sent out the tweet long before her son’s interview, but apparently he does’t follow her on Twitter. As TPNN notes, social media users had a field day.
— AllyChat (@AllyGeighter) January 13, 2015
— Mathew S Harrison (@MathewSHarrison) January 13, 2015
@MiaFarrow try that miserable excuse for a journalist – your spineless coward of a son. You are right about him = he is a coward
— Joe (@freedom24689) January 13, 2015
@MiaFarrow Call your son and explain this to him.
— The_Archon (@The_Archon) January 13, 2015
Well, that should make for some awkward dinner conversation the next time the family gets together!