After it was revealed that MSNBC's Hugh Hewitt had gotten Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to do him favors even as Hewitt was praising Pruitt on his show, many viewers demanded that the network fire the conservative talk show host.
However, MSNBC on Wednesday said that it had issued a "verbal warning" to Hewitt about not disclosing his lobbying of Trump administration officials for favors even as he gushed about their performances on air.
This did not sit well with many MSNBC viewers, who took to Twitter to bash the network for its decision to give Hewitt a slap on the wrist.
Check out some of the reactions below.
A "verbal warning!" That'll show him https://t.co/uPVC2S3EhK— Will Sommer (@Will Sommer)1525886190.0
sean hannity with glasses gets the sean hannity treatment from msnbc https://t.co/XZWiiROtpT— John Whitehouse (@John Whitehouse)1525886546.0
Hewitt should be fired. But the idiot GM has been trying to make MSNBC Fox light since he took over! This is who h… https://t.co/fMkOeAgUQI— Nancy Stinson (@Nancy Stinson)1525887287.0
A "verbal warning." Right, yeah, AFTER he got the priority superfund cleanup he wanted from EPA Secretary Pruitt. A… https://t.co/9EL8IW57gh— Myrha Cheval @🏡 (@Myrha Cheval @🏡)1525887029.0
This is not nearly enough @MSNBC - fire Hewitt! https://t.co/HNXUQrRXb4— Stephen A. Rhodes (@Stephen A. Rhodes)1525886751.0
@mlcalderone @YetiBlue2 Boy, I know THAT made Hewitt stop and think! Way to crack down, MSNBC.— Paige Love (@Paige Love)1525886732.0