'F*ck you MSNBC': Network hammered with #KeepJoanWalsh after stunning pre-Christmas firing of commentator
Joan Walsh, editor-at-large of Salon, speaking during an appearance on MSNBC (Screenshot)

Decision makers at MSNBC are taking a beating on Twitter after it was revealed late Friday night that they had fired longtime contributor Joan Walsh just days before Christmas.


Taking to Twitter on Saturday morning, Walsh, confirmed her dismissal from the network, writing, "So it’s true: after 12 years on MSNBC, six on contract, I learned Friday night they are not renewing. I’ve given my heart and soul to the network, from the George W. Bush years through today. I’m proud of the work I did."

She later added that the firing came out of the blue.

"Yes, it’s Christmas weekend," she tweeted. "I was baking pies with my daughter, who is home for the holidays, when I got the news. It didn’t feel too good. But all of your support helps, a lot. I'm grateful to the people who have fought for me."

Walsh, who has a large following both online and since she was once an editor at Salon and The Nation, received a wave of support with #KeepJoanWalsh trending on Twitter, as the network was attacked for dropping the liberal commentator while still employing conservative Hugh Hewitt who inexplicably was given his own show.

So Twitter users lit MSNBC up.

You can read the tweets below: