MSNBC Originals connects you to stories that shape our culture, entertain and inform you. From socially trending ideas, to tales ripped from the headlines and found under the radar, these are the important issues reverberating through our lives today.
Runtime: 60 minutes
MSNBC Originals - MSNBC controversies - Netflix
MSNBC is a news organization that has been the focus of several controversies. It has been accused by academics, media figures, political figures, and watchdog groups of having various biases in their news coverage as well as more general views of a liberal bias. Most of these controversies took place during the 2008–2015 era.
MSNBC Originals - Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Netflix
On May 5, 2014 during the show “Way Too Early”, a segment was done about the historical background of Cinco De Mayo and featured Louis Burgdorf dancing around the set in a sombrero, shaking maracas and drinking tequila, which host Thomas Roberts referred to as “go-go juice”. The segment came under quick criticism for its mocking of Mexican heritage and use of false stereotypes. MSNBC apologized the next day, saying there was no intention to be disrespectful and that while the props were planned, Roberts and Burgdorf acted the way they did on their own. The two hosts also apologized, although they partially deflected the blame back at their producers for allowing the segment to begin with.
MSNBC Originals - References - Netflix