Cereal Apologies: ad from Cheerios that portrays a biracial family ignites GOP media retaliation....
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You can not make this stuff up. RNC chair engaging in massively gut wrenching projection.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus issues an edict prohibiting anyone under his command from appearing on MSNBC because of THIS tweet??
Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family, the tweet read from the Chairman of MSNBC."
Anyone care to use logic to explain what is so offensive about the tweet, leading logically to the freakout, please?
So the GOP fully identifies with 'the right wing'? I can't believe they would take offense at this tweet, unless that is exactly the way the GOPers feel, right?
THIS from the letter that Reince fired off in some kind of alcoholic rage I would wager, because the first thing that came to mind is that he just was on Fox News yesterday, a cable news rival of MSNBC that makes this pathetic screed even more awesomely evil:
FROM: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
TO: All Republican Elected Officials, Strategists, Surrogates, and Pundits
RE: Until MSNBCs Phil Griffin Apologizes
"MSNBC hostsincluding Alec Baldwin, Martin Bashir, Melissa Harris-Perry, Alex Wagner, and
Ronan Farrow just to name a fewhave had a troubling streak in the last several weeks of
making comments that belittle and demean Americans without furthering any thoughtful dialogue.
Perhaps it's time for the executives at MSNBC to consider whether their network is upholding a
meaningful journalistic mission.
This is more than just a tweet or an offhand comment. This is part of a pattern of behavior that has
gotten markedly worse, and until Phil Griffin personally apologizes and takes corrective action, we
cannot be part of this network's toxic programming."
Get it? MSNBC is the network with "toxic programming"!
More attention for the ad, more light to freely throw on the evil that is the incestuous relationship between Fox News, the GOP and political/media corruption.
Not to mention, Dear Reince, that there WAS a right wing media and hate freakout the FIRST time this ad ran in May, 2013, and here is the proof, Dear Upset Reince:
May 30, 2013:
"Camille Gibson, the brand's vice president of marketing, said in a statement: "Consumers have responded positively to our new Cheerios ad. At Cheerios, we know there are many kinds of families, and we celebrate them all." On Monday's Today show, she added: "The [YouTube] comments that were made were, in our view, not family friendly. And that was really the trigger for us to pull them off. Ultimately we were trying to portray an American family. And there are lots of multicultural families in America today."
Now they're bringing it back:
Yeah - that one caused a bigot or two to join DU and wax poetic about mixed race marriages.
That little girl is me circa 1978. I don't get why anyone would be upset now.
I have a Facebook friend who is rightwing and in a biracial family, he's black and his wife is white, and he was pretty offended. The tweet is fallacious and is attacking some people's families. I wouldn't defend it.
There are many racists in the right wing, but the tweet attacked a lot of families.
Hate hearing how racist the right wing is and hate being associated with them? Don't be a right winger.
when the Cheeiros CEO rubs the truth in their face,
it's entirely predictably that the Repubbies will whine
and throw a poutrage tantrum.
Depends upon it.
After all, they promote sex within marriage. This couple is married and the woman is having a baby...she's not trying to get an abortion, after all.
What's there for them not to love???!!! (Sarcasm, of course). Assholes...all of 'em!
It was MSNBC's dumb-ass tweet about it.
And Richard Wolffe apologized for the tweet. As he should have. It was stupid.
I don't even begin to get the outrage. So before I move on...that tweet?
their nasty, vindictive, ReTHUG scumbag PARTY FAVORITE Chris Christie.
should expect these kind of accusations.
MSNBC veep looking to bait the GOP's right wing racists and it will probably work since many of the racists are too dense to realize they are being baited.
Say that shit 10 times fast.