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MSNBC Apologizes for Controversial Tweet About Conservatives and Cheerios
media bistro ^ | January 30, 2014 | Jordan Chariton

Posted on 01/30/2014 10:53:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey

MSNBC’s official Twitter account deleted a tweet last night that suggested conservatives wouldn’t like a new Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family set to air during the Super Bowl.

“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” read the tweet, which linked to an MSNBC.com story on the new ad.

Earlier, this account tweeted an offensive line about the new Cheerios ad. We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediabistro.com ...


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KEYWORDS: apologg; cheerios; conservatives; msnbc
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PUHLEASE!
1 posted on 01/30/2014 10:53:19 AM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey
Earlier, this account tweeted an offensive line about the new Cheerios ad. We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.

Good thing my BS meter goes to 11; pmsnbc just pegged it!

2 posted on 01/30/2014 10:55:18 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Typical liberal nonsense. Spit out something defamatory about conservatives, wait for the backlash, and then apologize. The Left will love it because it takes a shot at conservatives plus they love people who apologize. And since the message it out and Americans for the most part have a short attention span, the damage has been done.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 10:55:37 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: MeshugeMikey
“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” read the tweet, which linked to an MSNBC.com story on the new ad.

Hmm must be those same "Right Wingers" who mocked Mitt Romney for taking a photo with his black grandson....


4 posted on 01/30/2014 10:55:48 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MeshugeMikey

MSNBC must be filled with mental ward rejects—too crazy for the nut house.

They don’t know that Conservatives/Republicans were the ones that were for Civil Rights.

The Left are the ones that want to keep other races down and on welfare.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 10:57:31 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: MeshugeMikey

It is exactly what they think, they just got caught saying it publicly.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 10:57:41 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I am surprised one of the MSNBC pukes didn’t make a connection with Oreo’s for a puke liberal laugh.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 10:57:45 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: MeshugeMikey
In the Orwellian world in which MSNBC runs, conservatives are always racists. The two terms are synonymous. Thus, if you see a mixed-race family, conservatives, a fortiori, hate it.
8 posted on 01/30/2014 10:59:24 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

“It does not reflect the position of msnbc.”

It represents EXACTLY the position of msnbc!


9 posted on 01/30/2014 10:59:25 AM PST by Castigar
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To: dfwgator

Well. We all know she went back on the air and ‘cried’ about how bad she felt. So it is okay that they go back to a clean, even slate and slur Conservatives. It is the right thing to do. /s


10 posted on 01/30/2014 11:00:03 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why, MSNBC, do you apologize for your sincerely held beliefs?


11 posted on 01/30/2014 11:00:27 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cheerio’s is getting so much free advertising. They should design a new Cheerio, half chocolate, half vanilla. It would be a blast.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 11:01:15 AM PST by lee martell
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To: MeshugeMikey

Dont worry, “Faux News” is the real enemy.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 11:01:20 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: YHAOS

They’re that desperate to hold on to any viewership?


14 posted on 01/30/2014 11:01:40 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 11:01:42 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a conservative. Not necessarily a republican.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hey, pMSNBC, project much?


16 posted on 01/30/2014 11:01:55 AM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This kind of stuff happens every other day.

A cynical person would have concluded that the company developing this strategy to boost their viewership.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 11:02:15 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: henkster

It does not reflect the position of msnbc.


That line made me LOL..what exactly is the position of MSNBC..the Hitler position..the Mao Position


18 posted on 01/30/2014 11:02:30 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Gaffer

Didn’t you know? Oreo is already black slang for somebody black on the outside white on the inside. I know, it’s silly.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 11:03:33 AM PST by lee martell
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To: MeshugeMikey
We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.

I will believe it when someone drawing a salary gets fired.

20 posted on 01/30/2014 11:03:34 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: MeshugeMikey

#MyRightWingBiracialFamily


21 posted on 01/30/2014 11:04:51 AM PST by struggle
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To: MeshugeMikey

Did they fire the racist tweeter?

Crickets.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 11:06:00 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Fer Crissakes;

Why is it that the only people that talk about race are the race baiters ?

The rest of the country does not give two $hits anymore, period.

Go find real news

23 posted on 01/30/2014 11:06:06 AM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I read the letter the RNC sent banning all staff and others from being on any MSNBC show.

We will see what happens.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 11:06:52 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: henkster
I use a shunt in the circuit, to keep my B.S. meter from burning out, in such circumstances.


25 posted on 01/30/2014 11:09:30 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The apologies from liberal so-called media are getting old. It’s time to fight back. I am a Conservative and a Tea Party supporter. I also have bi-racial members of my family and they are Conservative. It’s time to expose MSNBC and others for what they are and squash this lie that Conservatives and Tea Party supporters are racists!

BTW, I love this commercial!


26 posted on 01/30/2014 11:11:41 AM PST by Tennessee Conservative
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To: MeshugeMikey

That commercial is already airing in my area.

I didn’t even NOTICE the races of the people in it until the third or fourth time I saw it, and even then I never gave it a second thought... until now.

My question is: Why do leftists CARE so much about such things?


27 posted on 01/30/2014 11:11:41 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: CatOwner
Typical liberal nonsense. Spit out something defamatory about conservatives, wait for the backlash, and then apologize. The Left will love it because it takes a shot at conservatives plus they love people who apologize. And since the message it out and Americans for the most part have a short attention span, the damage has been done.

Excellent analysis! This is the leftist's game. A steady drumbeat of 'news' that portrays Republicans as racist, misogynists, elitist and generally terrible people who 'hate' the poor and anyone who isn't a rich WASP.

Unfortunately, the mostly apathetic and politically-obtuse American voter allows the meme to seep into their conscious thoughts and eventually believe the lies - and vote Democrat. One hopes the stark reality of what voting for the 'historic' candidate brings will wake people up, but I won't hold my breath waiting for that to happen.

28 posted on 01/30/2014 11:12:21 AM PST by Jim Scott
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

How deep does it have to get before the shunt kicks in?

I’ve got mine set for anything over knee-deep.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 11:13:25 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: MeshugeMikey

Leading the charge was conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who posted a photo of her two biracial children on Twitter and launched the hashtag #MyRightWingBiracialFamily.

“Hey @msnbc jerks: This is #MyRightwingBiracialFamily. We love #cheerios. Enough with your race card crap,” Ms. Malkin said.

Richard Wolff, executive editor of MSNBC.com, and the network’s Twitter account posted separate mea culpas.

“The Cheerios tweet from @msnbc was dumb, offensive and we’ve taken it down. That’s not who we are at msnbc,” said Mr. Wolff on Twitter.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/30/msnbc-apologizes-after-racially-charged-gaffe-abou/#ixzz2ruVadHt1
Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

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http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/MSNBC/Components/Video/090531/x_dc_mtp_RichardWolffe_0906.video-260x195.jpg

Richard Wolffe

Born to an English father and a Moroccan mother[2] in Birmingham, England, Wolffe is a 1992 graduate of Oxford University, first-class honours, in English and French literature, having attended the fee-paying independent school, King Edward’s School, Birmingham.

Wolffe covered the entire length of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign for Newsweek magazine, traveling with the candidate and his inner circle from his announcement through election day, 21 months later.

As Newsweek’s senior White House correspondent, his cover stories included “What He Believes” (on Obama’s faith), “Black & White” (about Obama and racial politics), “Bush In The Bubble” (after Hurricane Katrina)

Richard L. Wolffe (born 17 September 1968) is a British-American journalist, MSNBC commentator, and author of the Barack Obama books Renegade: The Making of a President (Crown, June 2009) and Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House (Crown, November 2010).


30 posted on 01/30/2014 11:14:04 AM PST by kcvl
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Good. A 10X or 100X circuit is wise.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 11:14:14 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

In related news: Hilary is sorry about lying to the country about Benghazi.

Pray America is Waking


32 posted on 01/30/2014 11:15:22 AM PST by bray (http://www.braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: Tennessee Conservative

The left are the TRUE racists..they are the ones that support black babies being murdered in the womb..we Conservatives are the ones trying to save those babies while the left commits genocide on them every single day..when you see tweets like that it just exposes what I have known for a very long time, that it is the LEFT that are the racist ones..they despise blacks, they only use them for votes and throw some welfare and food stamps at them in hopes of securing their votes..the same network that trashed Mitt Romney for adopting a black child and had to apologize is now resorting to this BS..its disgusting
See that is the difference between the left and the right..the left sees EVERYTHING through race, I look at a person’s CHARACTER, NOT race


33 posted on 01/30/2014 11:17:06 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe Smears McCain as a Bigot: ‘There’s No Other Way to Look at It’

Former top Newsweek journalist and current MSNBC.com editor Richard Wolffe on Monday smeared Senator John McCain as a racist. According to Wolffe, there’s no legitimate reason for the Republican to oppose Susan Rice’s confirmation for Secretary of State. Appearing on Hardball, the journalist sneered that it was “outrageous” the way McCain was acting, raging against “this witch hunt going on the right about these people of color, let’s face it, around this president. Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, now Susan Rice.”

Such a charge seemed to shock even Chris Matthews. He sputtered, “McCain, who had his own daughter attacked, was accused of having an illegitimate child when, in fact, he adopted a young girl from South Asia. You’re saying that McCain’s being driven by racial prejudice here?”

Wolffe confirmed, “There is no other way to look at this...” Of course, McCain opposes Rice’s nomination because of her dissembling on the issue of the terrorist attack in Libya.

Yet, Wolffe hinted, “What is it about Susan Rice? And the answer is there aren’t any good foreign policy explanations for [opposition].”

http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-richard-wolffe-smears-mccain-bigot-theres-no-other-way-look-it


34 posted on 01/30/2014 11:18:40 AM PST by kcvl
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To: bigbob

ok, now who the heck in MSNBC management has access to the corporate twitter account?

Somebody at that network was responsible. Somebody initiated this and put it out there. That person works for MSNBC, thus, this represents the views of MSNBC.


35 posted on 01/30/2014 11:19:07 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MeshugeMikey

prejudice = basing opinions on preconceived notions, prejudices can be wrong. Prejudices are hateful and wrong when they attribute bad attributes to groups of people in the absence of data.

For example, when 87 percent of Americans and 84 percent or more of whites, blacks and hispanics approve of interracial marriage (according to the Gallup Poll), you’d have to prejudiced and hateful to say any large group of Americans opposes interracial marriage.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 11:19:17 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: MeshugeMikey

Richard Wolffe makes fun of Palin for reading famous author of Christian works for ‘divine inspiration’

Wolffe: “I wouldn’t put down C.S. Lewis.”

MSNBC commentator Richard Wolffe made fun of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for reading author C.S. Lewis for “divine inspiration,” despite the fact that the acclaimed British academic and creator of childrens’ books was also a noted writer of works on Christianity.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, Wolffe expressed incredulity, noting that Lewis wrote “a series of kids’ books.”

Matthews interrupted Wolffe: “I wouldn’t put down C.S. Lewis.”

http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/09/richard-wolffe-makes-fun-of-palin-for-reading-famous-author-of-christian-works-for-%e2%80%98divine-inspiration%e2%80%99/#ixzz2ruYSFKFa


37 posted on 01/30/2014 11:21:10 AM PST by kcvl
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To: MeshugeMikey

They shouldn’t have said “Cheerios” they should have said “Oreos”!


38 posted on 01/30/2014 11:21:45 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: kcvl
MSNBC commentator, and author of the Barack Obama books Renegade: The Making of a President

he shares a certain smug look with obama!


39 posted on 01/30/2014 11:27:00 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: bray
I await her .. TWEET...with baited breath!


40 posted on 01/30/2014 11:28:31 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: onona

focus...on race...is a racists hobby..

not having much of a real life they INTENTLY focus on their hobby.

this just in....America has a Bi Racial.....alleged President..

One would have thought theyd have reached some understanding of the unimportance of Race by now.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 11:30:44 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: WayneS

Mine’s just a simple resistor and bypass circuit — time for an upgrade.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 11:31:57 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: WayneS

guilt.

their guilt...projected onto the world at large.

guilt and unconscious shame.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 11:32:36 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: kcvl

an English father and a Moroccan mother

how did I guess there was a muslim connection there somewhere


44 posted on 01/30/2014 11:34:03 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

...and the individual responsible for it has been fired.

Or not.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 11:35:02 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

fired? Fired? it was likely Al Sharpton...


46 posted on 01/30/2014 11:39:52 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Castigar

I guess they assumed only hard-core liberals followed them on Twitter.


47 posted on 01/30/2014 11:53:55 AM PST by matt04
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To: MeshugeMikey

New? This commercial has been on for months. The “outrage” over the mixed-race family is a ploy to sell Cheerios. Duh.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 11:58:06 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

it does appear to be the case.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 12:00:08 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

To the hate-filled worms at NBC: My sister is married to an African-American man. Guess what? They are BOTH conservatives.

In short: SHOVE IT.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 12:21:17 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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