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Uproar as top MSNBC hosts terminate their own network for firing beloved staff member Joan Walsh for unknown reasons

MSNBC hosts have denounced their own network for the firing of popular liberal contributor Joan Walsh days before Christmas.

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Some of the MSNBC star abused their own network Saturday for the firing of old liberal contributor Joan Walsh, just a few days before Christmas.

Anchor Joy Reid was the most noisy, with primetime host Chris Hays calls Walsh “indispensable” in a tweet.

@joanwalsh is indispensable.

— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 23, 2017

“It is incredibly short-sighted to sideline voices as Joan is, especially now,” Reid wrote on Twitter. “Especially given the momentousness of next year’s anniversaries: the women’s march, the King and RFK assassinations … we should be at full strength as media entities, and Joan belongs in the mix.”

It is incredibly short-sighted to sideline voices as Joan is, especially now. Especially given the momentousness of next year’s anniversaries: the women’s march, the King and RFK assassinations … we should be at full strength as media entities, and Joan belongs in the mix.

— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 23, 2017

In response to a tweet, Reid said that she had already let her bosses know how she feels.

Yes, I have already done so. Pray they change their mind.

— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 23, 2017

The reason for Walsh’s ouster was inexplicable and a source of great puzzlement, as she was very popular with MSNBC viewers and anchors.

Even more mind-boggling is the MSNBC statement Saturday confirming her departure.

“Every year we have a review of the staff list in the ideological spectrum. Unfortunately we could not extend it, Joan, but she and her different perspective will still be invited to our shows,” an MSNBC spokesperson told TheWrap via e-mail. “Joan Walsh is an important voice on MSNBC for years and she is absolutely still welcome.”

Neither MSNBC, nor Walsh responded to a request from Fox News seeking comment.

Word leaked of her exit Friday night, her followers on Twitter reacted shocked and support.

They responded to the news in a tweet, which said: ‘Wow. I am overwhelmed. I did not expect this news to break tonight. I got something to say in the morning.”

On Saturday morning she kept to her promise.

“So it is true: after 12 years on MSNBC, six on a contract, I learned Friday night, they are not to renew,” she said. “I have my heart and soul to the network, of the George W. Bush years to today. I am proud of the work that I did.”

So it is true: after 12 years on MSNBC, six on a contract, I learned Friday night that they are not renewing. I have my heart and soul to the network, of the George W. Bush years to today. I am proud of the work that I did.

— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 23, 2017

“Yes, it is Christmas weekend. I was baking cakes with my daughter, who is home for the holiday, when I got the news. It felt not so good. But all of your support helps a lot. I am grateful for the people who have fought for me.”

Yes, it is Christmas weekend. I was baking cakes with my daughter, who is home for the holiday, when I got the news. It felt not so good. But all of your support helps a lot. I am grateful for the people who have fought for me.

— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 23, 2017

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