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Posted on 08/04/2012 11:59:04 AM PDT by Perdogg
NBC has become the centre of a race storm after airing an ad featuring a monkey performing gymnastics, right after showing the performance of Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win Olympic gold. The network has since apologised for the advert's poor timing, explaining: 'No offense was intended.'
The controversy ignited as sportscaster
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I bet you could count the number of people who were truly offended on one hand. Media stirring up controversy where none is warranted.
The political correctness net eventually snags everyone.
If Fox News had done this the far left would have been outraged, outraged I tell ya..but since its NBC, the far left kooky network, they can get away with it.
NBC, long-time home of Democrat race hustlers, should go out of business forever.
They should apologize for having that little dork metrosexual Costas on there. What a loser. Can’t do any sport, so I will announce it and play the expert.
...The story would keep the MSNBC prime-time crew of Democrat race hustlers wagging their fingers for weeks.
Weeks? More like months..Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the rest of the race baiters would be protesting outside the headquarters demanding it get shut down
She’s a black Christian for Petes sake, and outspoken.
OF COURSE she should be compared to a monkey. NBC was being nice.
Saying what they REALLY think of her would get them huge fines.
She said that I'm crazy. I now say: not so much.
Priceless! Somewhere, Howard Cosell is having a big laugh about this. Or maybe not.
The dead don’t laugh!
“If Fox News had done this...
...The story would keep the MSNBC prime-time crew of Democrat race hustlers wagging their fingers for weeks.”
Bingo! They would NEVER be able to get the wads out of their panties!
I’m thinking it’s the one who equated Gabby to a monkey who is the racist.
NBC ignored the opening ceremonies tribute to the London terrorist attack because it featured Christian hymns.
Gabby’s first interview after winning all-around gold was a lovely tribute to God. NBC tossed it down the memory hole. It’s still on YouTube, though.
So, is the implication that black people are really monkeys and no one is supposed to mention this and therefore, it’s a slur? That’s even worse than the juxtaposition, if that’s what people think.
If the commercial played just after Mary Lou Retton won, there would be no problem. So, why is a problem after a black girl won? Is it because some people (Liberals), deep down, believe that black people look like monkeys???
After all, only Liberals are complaining. Conservatives would never make the association. (BTW, the commercial was made BEFORE Gabby won the Gold!)
Another case in point: George Bush is compared to a monkey = no racism. Obama is compared to a monkey = racism...
This Costas? ?
Isn’t Reverend Al part of that network? Surely he will have a comment or two about this.
I caught it, too and wondered how long it would take for the complaints to start pouring in.
Doncha love it when you prove your spouse wrong?!
What goes around, comes around.
Oh gosh! How IGNORANT! No one in their right mind would have even thought along those lines about the darling little girl who is the gymnast. HOW VERY, VERY IGNORANT!!
The real ex-pro NFL guys on Inside the NFL used to really ridicule him at times for his pomposity and know it all airs about a game he never played. They would deliberately slide down in their seats so as not to tower over the little peckersniffer.
I bet you could count the number who saw it on two hands
And if Fox did that, Media Matters would be calling to have them off the air.
While doing that is great, I found that it's best to very quietly savor the moment.
Why do these morons keep doing the same things over and over then expect that an apology is going to work? I think not. Over the past decade or two they’ve consistently put their collective feet in their mouths and then go on to say, “Sorry, our bad”?
From Rules For Men: "If it turns out that you were correct during a family argument, apologize at once."
It didn't go down God's memory hole though. Afterwards, the NBC "anchorman" (I don't care to know his name) remarked that even though we had a black "president" blah blah blah that maybe Gabby inspired other African Americans to be gymnasts...............
contrarily, I prayed that more people would be inspired from when she said 'praise went up to God, and the Blessings came down.'
Im thinking its the one who equated Gabby to a monkey who is the racist.
I agree. Anyone who saw the commercial (or whatever) and thought it was Gabby after she came on later is clearly a jerk and racist.
I saw it live, never had a moments thought about it, but leave it to the racist media scum to make that connection .
Rules for women: never let your spouse forget THAT HE WAS WRONG.
“Doncha love it when you prove your spouse wrong?!”
I can hear it now: “One more time and you’re on the couch, buster!” LOL.
“Gabbys first interview after winning all-around gold was a lovely tribute to God. NBC tossed it down the memory hole.”
I never heard a network person make a single acknowledgement of her repeated references to God as her inspiration and means of staying focused.
You nailed it!
Was it like MSNBC (or was it CNN?) playing Stupid Girls prior to a Sarah Palin story? Oh, just a coincidence. I would happily punch someone for saying anything insulting about Gabby.
Alinsky Rule #4: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
liberals are the real racists. The white ones live in lilly white neighborhoods. They purport to be all inclusive. The like abortion because it disproportionately eliminates black babies as a percentage. They scream racism at others to make themselves feel good. They like them on the voting plantation, but they don’t them being economically better off because they may move to their neighborhood. They throw money at them because to keep them dependent. Everyone knows if you don’t earn your way in life, you generally don’t appreciate anything you or others around you have.
They do this sort of thing to conservatives time and time again like with Sarah Palin and certain lead in music as an example. I am certain, a couple of nubile liberals behind the scenes thought it would be humorous to do this.
Closest racists=liberal. They are true racists.
These days that's all it takes.
Good point. In fact, even THINKING that the monkey has anything to do with the athlete can by itself be construed as racism.
But what Costas said was definitely racist. Why did he have to mention all other black girls when talking about her? Definitely racism.
Once every decade is what I settle for. Lol.
For anyone, ANYONE to besmirch the accomplishments of this young athlete by inferring that there is ANY connection between her performance and that stupid, effing commercial...
Absolutely shameful and disgusting.
The same network that also pushes the “Justice For Trayvon” racist garbage...how fitting
I wonder if Gabby Douglass does not fit the NBC-DNC-Al Sharpton stereotype of African-Americans? After all, she won in a sport that is mainly “white” and she even lives with a “white family”. Sharpton, Jackson, New Black Panthers must be hating that
Before seeing the clip i was siding with those who were saying that to find it offensive was itself racist. Why equate a monkey with a black person in the first place? But after seeing the clip, i can see why people are upset.
I mean, the whole thing come off like something you might expect to see in a Mel Brooks movie. Paraphrasing Costas (who looks the same as he did 30 years ago by the way): “...so that African-American girls will dream of following in her footsteps some day.” Then right after that, as though on cue, there comes an ad showing dark hands holding onto the high-bar, with a voice-over saying something like: “He has been training all his life for this moment.”
So you’re thinking, “Oh i see, they’re showing a black gymnast to follow up on what Costas was saying.”
But then, as if this really were a cutting edge comedy skit, the hands turn out not to be that of a black person but a chimp. I think if Costas hadn’t said what he did, no one would have been too bothered by i...but it does come off looking quite bad.
Aren’t the people who see this back to back and are offended, the real racists or racismists? They have to believe there’s some connection btwn a black gymnast interview and a monkey in an ad doing gymnastics. I’d not make that connection. Racists however would. Racismists would as well.
But with the events unfolding like they did, it is nice to see NBC was the victim of its own type of political correctness. It couldn't have happened to a nicer group. I can only imagine what Chrissy Matthews would be saying for a month, if this had unfolded on FOX.
But I simply have to believe its was serendipity and not malice. But it is fine to bend NBC over the picklebarrel.
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