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MSNBC Calls Out Republican Racism, and they Go Nuts. MSNBC then Buckles


MSNBC Calls Out Republican Racism, and they Go Nuts. MSNBC then Buckles


by Liku Zelleke

A single tweet from someone at MSNBC has rattled the Republican National Committee:

Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family.

The tweet was referring to the new ad by Cheerios that shows a biracial couple explaining to their daughter that there was going to be a new addition to their family.

The RNC’s response was immediate, and in a letter to MSNBC boss Phil Griffin, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that he would call for a boycott of the network.

Excerpts from the letter:

“Sadly, such petty and demeaning acts have become a pattern at your network. With increasing frequency many of your hosts have personally denigrated and demeaned Americans – especially conservative and Republican Americans – without even attempting to further meaningful political dialogue.”

“Until you personally and publicly apologize for this behavior, I have banned all RNC stat from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC. I have asked Republican surrogates and officials to follow our lead.”

MSNBC’s Griffin apologized for the tweet he called “offensive.” He also said that the person responsible for the tweet had been fired.

Griffin said, “I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended.”

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In a written statement, he said that the tweet was “outrageous and unacceptable”.

“We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet,” he added.

The company’s Twitter account sent out a message:

We are deleting the earlier offensive tweet. It does not reflect msnbc’s position and we apologize.

Sean Spicer, the RNC’s spokesman said, “We appreciate Mr. Griffin’s admission that their comment was demeaning and disgusting, and the chairman accepted his apology.” After which he went on to say that they would “aggressively monitor the network to see whether their pattern of unacceptable behavior actually changes.”

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  1. mmdccbslm

    February 2, 2014 at 9:54 am

    ch(F)uck todd is behind that. he has hung Bashir and others out to dry.

  2. Rev. George Brooks

    February 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    As a 75-year-old lifelong Democrat, about to turn independent, I am sick of both Republicans and Fox News, and the Democrats and MSNBC,as well. I call MSNBC “the liberal Democrats version of Fox News in reverse,” who are just as one-sided in their ways, as Fox news is in it’s on the other side ways. It is just constant blasting of each other from both the liberal Democrats and the Conservative Republicans. And all of the hosts on MSNBC are absolute flunkies and lapdogs of the Jews and other whites that are running MSNBC, and in total control of President Obama, which makes him simply their puppet on a chain. And this includes even Al Sharpton, who is supposed to be one of our civil rights leaders, but is now a “paid Judas,” who is controlled by the same folks who are bossing Obama. And I don’t care for any such whites and Jews as these kind of liberals. It’s a case of liberal masters (Democrats) and conservative (Republican) masters, as far as we blacks are concerned. And now I understand why Dr. Martin Luther King was for the most part sort of independent, and said that we have been used and treated unfairly by both parties. — Rev. George Brooks

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