MSNBC Producer Quits, Reveals What It Was Like On the Inside

By Phil Roeder from Des Moines, IA, USA (Caucus Tourism: Joy Reid) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

A former MSNBC producer quit MSNBC in late July. Following her departure, Ariana Pekary detailed the toxic culture inside the four walls of the network.

She said she pondered quitting her job since before the 2018 midterm elections but was convinced to stick it out.

Last month, she finally reached her breaking point:

It’s possible that I’m more sensitive to the editorial process due to my background in public radio, where no decision I ever witnessed was predicated on how a topic or guest would “rate.” The longer I was at MSNBC, the more I saw such choices — it’s practically baked in to the editorial process – and those decisions affect news content every day. Likewise, it’s taboo to discuss how the ratings scheme distorts content, or it’s simply taken for granted, because everyone in the commercial broadcast news industry is doing the exact same thing.

She then quotes an industry insider who admits their business is a “cancer and there is no cure.”

According to Perkay, the “cancer” risks human lives in the middle of a pandemic by maliciously shifting their focus:

This cancer risks human lives, even in the middle of a pandemic. The primary focus quickly became what Donald Trump was doing (poorly) to address the crisis, rather than the science itself. As new details have become available about antibodies, a vaccine, or how COVID actually spreads, producers still want to focus on the politics. Important facts or studies get buried.

This cancer risks our democracy, even in the middle of a presidential election. Any discussion about the election usually focuses on Donald Trump, not Joe Biden, a repeat offense from 2016 (Trump smothers out all other coverage). Also important is to ensure citizens can vote by mail this year, but I’ve watched that topic get ignored or “killed” numerous times.

Pekary also said “context and factual data” are considered too complex for audiences–inferring the network thinks viewers are dumb– and it’s rare producers will choose to do a topic without thinking about how it rates.

In essence, the networks are poisoning our politics and Pekary confirmed it.

      1. MS-LSD is losing viewership rapidly and could end up being absorbed by its owner, the DNC with another name.

        Even Rachel “MadCow” is losing audience, rapidly. She was their superstar, but even devout Democrats are finally waking up to FAKE NEW “Urinalist’s”. 😊

  1. From what I’ve seen it doesn’t take much intellect to understand what the Fake (Journalists?) at CNN/MSNBC are doing and how much Lying is involved without any FACTS.

  2. Sadly, not a new development. The lefties in media somehow think if we went full socialist/communist that they would somehow be unaffected. What they don’t seem to care about or understand is that they would be the FIRST group to be controlled.

    1. They ARE controlled or complicit. The FAKE NEWS, MOVIES, CARTOONS, MUSIC INDUSTRY, are OWNED & CONTROLLED by the C I A…tyrannical globalist NWO illuminati one world government sewer rats!
      *James Angleton, head of Counter Intelligence 1954-1974: “Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.”
      *William Casey, former Director of the CIA:  “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is FALSE.”
      *William Colby, former Director of the CIA:  “The Central Intelligence Agency OWNS everyone of any significance in the major media.”
      *Former Acting CIA Director, John McLaughlin, Nov.1, 2019, sitting next to corrupt ex-CIA Dir. John Brennan, on Face the Nation said, “Thank God for the deep state.” Praising the deep state efforts to SUBVERT the will of the voters by taking out President Trump!
      *Zbigniew Brzezinski served under Presidents Lyndon B Johnson as Counselor & Jimmy Carter as National Security Advisor: “Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news.” 
      *His daughter, Mika Brzezinski, co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, & was caught on camera griping about Trump communicating with Patriots via Twitter, & said *on air* that it was THEIR job to tell people what to think. 
      *President Harry S Truman: “I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American GESTAPO.”

  3. God Bless her for actually having a conscience… I pray that what she did becomes contagious….

  4. Is not just them It is CNN as well.They all are giving false information and no facts.Causing people to panic and is why no one wants the Schools open.But also agree that Dr Frauci is killing out Country,he isn’t helping.

    1. They edit out what they want and falsify the news articles. Listen to them when the newscast is on and they try to preset your brain on the following statements they make…mind control. I would rather have no news than listen to lies.

  5. Besides CNN,(communist news network) these idiots are just as bad,all this fake news puts many lives, at risk,but they don’t care, that’s why both are in the toilet for viewers.

  6. CNN is also doing the same.Not giving the truth and not showing the riots going on,calling them peaceful.They can’t be trusted. And I don’t trust Dr.Fraci either.They are creating a panic and people don’t know what to do.I hope this one gets threw.

  7. The one and ONLY WAY to get back at these COMMIES is to reelect President Trump!
    No other way out. Not to mention what a SLEEPY JOE administration will do to this country. Just read this morning that his top pick now is Susan Rice. Lord help us!

  8. Clearly, the time has come to shut down the Marxist media for sedition and treason. Then watch the unrest go away. These damn fools are fomenting this terrible tragedy!!

  9. TV & the print media has been twisting their reporting for over 25 years just to advance their social & political agendas. Ms Perkary was justified in leaving & a saint for telling the truth. The American people know this already but why haven’t their advertisers seen what damage it does to them. Long live the Republic.

  10. Well good for her speaking the truth. But we already new this. To bad she didn’t tell the truth when she was actually on air before she left.

  11. They have been doing this since the early 60s, nothing was done about it then and nothing will be done about it now. This once great country has become a country of corruption, lies,intimidation and most of all cowards all falling in line.

  12. MSNBC is trash, intentionally misrepresenting facts, reality and just lying. They are so hellbent on destroying our president they don’t care how they’re behavior affects our country. My generation got spanked for lying….

  13. Ariana Pekary, brave of her to do this. Hopefully, she is safe although this info will not get out, all of the socialist networks will bury it right along with google, youtube, facebook, etc.

  14. Fake News Network strikes again, good old MSNBC and their other fake news friends (i.e., CNN, CBS, ABC, etc.). Let’s focus our news on what Trump may do wrong versus covering the “real” news of the day. We have a crisis in America and all the liberal/Democratic main stream media will do is either find fault with Trump and his successful leadership of America or playdown the “peaceful riots” and pandemic raging across our nation. They would rather praise “marxist” revolutionaries and watch American cites “burn” then truly inform the American people of what is really going down in America (i.e., the “actual” Portland riots, the marxist trained leaders of BLM/Antifa and their “real”agenda {to overthrow American government}, the foolish obstruction actions by their Democratic political leader “comrades” {i.e., Pelosi,Schumer, Waters, Schiff, etc.}, the truth about the Chinese pandemic that has devastated our country/the world and the Chinese totalitarian regime, etc.). Dems, the honest hardworking voter type Dem voters (all of you), your political leaders have bowed down to BLM, Antifa, and others just to get their support and votes while their media friends either ignore it or covered it up. Walk away, take your vote away from these foolish political leaders and their media friends (i.e., MSNBC, CNN,etc.) who pander to marxist terrorists (i.e., BLM, Antifa, etc.) in the “name” of social justice. I was an very dedicated and loyal Democrat for many years but I walked away (the Chappaquiddick scandal and coverup was my primary reason – what will it take for you to “walk away”). It is entirely up to you, it just starts with a single step in the “right” direction. Others have had the courage to do it – so can you! Check out the walk away website:, if you want (or care) to learn more.

  15. “…no decision I ever witnessed was predicated on how a topic or guest would “rate.” The longer I was at MSNBC, the more I saw such choices…”

    Ms. Pekary is only verifying what most viewers out here already know. With MSNBC’s and CNN’s viewership tanking, it doesn’t surprise anyone that they’d only be going for ratings instead of quality of product. Factual honesty has become a thing of the past in the media.

  16. Must have been hard to look at friends and family after work with a straight face. Can not be able to let them know that what she reported was all fake. Glad she left that toxic environment and will be able to find a better job.

  17. I’m afraid Fox News may be heading in that direction. A day or 2 ago, Arthel Neville was interviewing a leftist who was criticizing Trump for speaking against mail-in ballots. As Fox viewers know, Trump always differentiates between absentee ballots and mail-in ballots, but both Arthel and her guest used the terms as if they were the same thing. Shame on you, Arthel.

  18. Ms. Pekary needs to appear on ALL the Sunday talk shows. She needs to write OP ED’S about this. She needs to write internet blogs on this. Someone needs to get her to go public with all this to show how MSM is lying to the American people. How the Democrats are lying to the American people

  19. Thanks for confirming what we already knew, Ms Pekary. The lamestream media has been doing this for decadex, trying to wreck our republic.

  20. The whole plan is to make Trump responsible for the crisis (their terms) that they helped to create. Too bad our news outlets have to outright lie. I trust none of them.

  21. Joyce Reid reminds me of a pile of dog shit I accidentally step in one day while walking on a city side walk. I could get it totally wiped off my foot, the shut followed me around smelly all day. I apologize to the poor dog making such an analogy a pile of dog shit is priceless compared to Reid. She is a racist and a lunatic.

  22. “Pekary also said “context and factual data” are considered too complex for audiences–inferring the network thinks viewers are dumb– and it’s rare producers will choose to do a topic without thinking about how it rates.“

    MSNBC knows that their viewers are dumb????

    Hilarious!!!! It just keeps getting more and more entertaining everyday.
    Folks, Donald Trump didn’t cause the left’s lunacy, rage, dishonesty and outright stupidity.
    He merely revealed it!!!!!!!!

  23. What a surprise! MSNPC telling baldfaced lies to its audience. Who would have known it (except for those capable of rational thought)?
    It’s all the same, whether it’s MSNPC, CNN, NPC Nightly Fake News, or any of the others. The only difference between them is that some of them are Stalinists, while the rest are Maoists. But they’re all Communists.


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