UPDATE: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts tweeted the following explanation at 12:13pm this afternoon:

MYSTERY solved… @maggiemarriage was in a studio ready for our #nom interview it was just the wrong studio booked improperly on @msnbc_booking IT WAS OUR MISTAKE and she has an open invite for the show. Our sincerest apologies.

Here’s hoping that another slot can be scheduled for TWO’s Wayne Besen and Maggie Gallagher to appear together. We were looking forward to the chance to discuss NOM’s race-baiting tactics with her!

 

Original post, 12:04pm:

TWO’s Wayne Besen and Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage were scheduled and confirmed to appear on MSNBC Live with Thomas Roberts this morning. To my knowledge, this would have been the first on-camera appearance by anyone from NOM in the wake of yesterday’s revelations that the group uses disrespectful, racially divisive “wedge strategies” in an attempt to splinter the Democratic Party by pitting African Americans and Latinos against the LGBT community.

This is what Maggie looked like today on camera:

maggie empty BREAKING: NOMs Maggie Gallagher Ducks Debate with TWOs Besen

 

That’s right. She bailed, with no explanation. Perhaps she was still at home figuring out how to spin these ugly truths? I wonder what her excuse will be. While any defense of something so baldly indefensible as manipulating minority groups for selfish political gain is an exercise in futility, today’s stunt was a disgracefully unprofessional move on Maggie’s part. Things just keep looking worse and worse for the crazies at NOM.

(HUGE thanks to Jeremy Hooper of Good As You for the screen grab!)