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Lately there's a media pattern in which someone on MSNBC criticizes a conservative and immediately there is a huge brouhaha backlash calling for that person to be fired. It happened to Martin Bashir for criticizing Sarah Palin. Melissa Harris-Perry had to apologize to Mitt Romney. And now someone has lost their job over a tweet about a sequel to the biracial Cheerios ad that was met with racist backlash last year.
I guess Reince has shaken his etch-a-sketch so he can pretend the GOP has nothing to do with racism, nor did anyone associated with Republicans write nasty comments on the Cheerios YouTube account last year. He can live in a state of denial but wasn't MSNBC the network that was supposed to be leaning "Forward" and away from the Republican Party? Well, not lately! Phil Griffin will bend over backwards to apologize to any Tea Partier who has a gripe about MSNBC. Twitter is getting revenge, though, with a parody account: @MSNBCApology
From Huffington Post
The controversy began Wednesday, when MSNBC tweeted about a new Cheerios ad similar to one that was met with racist backlash last year.
"Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family," the tweet read.
MSNBC later deleted the message and apologized.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was Perturbed:
Until you personally and publicly apologize for this behavior, I have banned all RNC staff from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC. I have asked Republican surrogates and officials to follow our lead.
~ Message from Reince Priebus to President Phil Griffin of MSNBC
The tweet last night 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. I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended. At msnbc we believe in passionate, strong debate about the issues and we invite voices from all sides to participate. That will never change.
~ Statement from Phil Griffin to Reince Priebus
Your MSM: Phil Griffin fires employee who mocked racists in tweet; Phil Griffin still hires @MarkHalperin who called the President a "dick".— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 30, 2014
MSNBC pretends gop isnt racist for the sake of ratings.Who cares if gop boycotts they dont say anything worthwhile anyways.Grow a spine phil— Game of Life (@TheGameOfLife) January 30, 2014
Phil Griffin should apologize for @MSNBC being an embarrassment to liberal viewers.— Curtis (@cfreelakers24) January 31, 2014
HEY @COMCAST Cheeeeeeeeeeerrrrrios— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) January 30, 2014
Reince Priebus (RNC PR BS): "How dare MSNBC tell the truth about the racist Republican party? We're taking all the toys and going home!"— AverageChirps (@AverageChirps) January 30, 2014
I give Reince Priebus credit. No one has ever done more to make it seem like Michael Steele did a good job at the RNC.— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) January 30, 2014
Really, is Phil Griffin that afraid of not being invited to the cool right wing functions? http://t.co/iaAeDTcDLI— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 30, 2014
#ThatAwkwardMoment when @Reince Priebus calls @MSNBC "toxic & divisive" while celebrating Rush Limbaugh's "25 years of radio excellence"
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) January 30, 2014
Breaking: Management is thinking about changing our motto from "Lean Forward" to "Walk Back"— MSNBC Apology (@MSNBCApology) January 30, 2014
Only 20 minutes to next @edshow. Seriously, with our luck he's probably going to say something offensive. We deeply regret tonight's show.— MSNBC Apology (@MSNBCApology) January 30, 2014
Our fact checkers have informed us that Tea Partiers CAN in fact stand in direct sunlight. @MHarrisPerry will issue a correction tomorrow.— MSNBC Apology (@MSNBCApology) January 31, 2014
We'd like to personally apologize to every viewer of today's MSNBC programming. Unfortunately he's not answering his phone.— MSNBC Apology (@MSNBCApology) January 31, 2014