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Network that mocked biracial family accuses conservatives of freak-out over Cheerios ad
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Posted on 01/31/2014 10:47:00 PM PST by chessplayer

If it wasn’t for the oh-so-recent context that renders this acidly ironic, MSNBC’s latest foray into idiocy would hardly be worth mentioning. Coming just a few weeks after its own hosts mocked Mitt Romney’s family and Republicans over a family picture that showed Romney proudly holding his adopted African-American granddaughter — which eventually produced a tearful apology from Melissa Harris-Perry — the network’s official Twitter feed offered up this bon mot about a cereal ad that has nothing to do with politics at all


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1 posted on 01/31/2014 10:47:00 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

This is really getting weird with these guys. Nobody I know and nobody in my trailer park gave the slightest s**t over the biracial Cheerios, so, is this completely made up? Libs now have to pretend that conservatives are getting upset over something when they couldn’t care less?

OK, fine.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 10:55:53 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: chessplayer

The little girl was adorable. The libs are just pissed because it wasn’t an LGBT couple. Breeders drive them crazy.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 11:03:15 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

The bi-racial nature of it doesn’t bother me 1/10th as much as the contrived idea of it for a commercial. Who cares? And since nobody does, why do it in the first place?

What kind of a statement is this? What pray tell is going to be benefited by it? What part of society needs to change, meaning this message is necessary?

It’s a message that is so far behind the times that it’s just pathetic to be pulling this routine in 2014.

Why not put an add on as if to motivate people not to object to hair cuts like the Beatles had? Same thing. Just another day in moronic Liberal moonbat central.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 11:03:25 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
"Nobody I know and nobody in my trailer park gave the slightest s**t over the biracial Cheerios"

I'm also calling "BS" on this "conservative freak out" over the Cheerios ad.
Nobody, no conservative, gives a rat's a$$ about it.

This is just liberals trying to gin up a phony scandal for the low info crowd.

5 posted on 01/31/2014 11:07:23 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Pajamajan; DoughtyOne

Y’know, I think this is analogous to a DOS (denial of service) attack.

You busy the other side with a made up something in order to divert them from getting their message out.

Since the other side is shameless and feels no shame even if exposed as playground-level and factually incorrect, in other words, there is no cost to this kind of goofery, it’s becoming more and more common. We shouldn’t be surprised, but this is a new level of clumsiness.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 11:16:30 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: chessplayer

I saw the commercial and the little girl is absolutely ADORABLE and you want to know something else, I didn’t even notice the woman in the commercial is white, didn’t notice it at all, which proves that once again it is the LEFT that is obsessed with race, they are the racist ones. I looked at that commercial and saw a cute commercial promoting Cheerios, the left looks at that commercial and sees race


7 posted on 01/31/2014 11:18:16 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer

I saw a bi-racial family on a Swifter TV commercial yesterday.
I must be bent out of shape over that one as well...


8 posted on 01/31/2014 11:25:21 PM PST by mowowie
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To: chessplayer
— which eventually produced a tearful apology from Melissa Harris-Perry —

Melissa Harris-Perry brags about her sixth sense hair trigger for knowing when to say stuff that is racist.

9 posted on 02/01/2014 12:14:05 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I love the expression on the wife’s face. To be fair it was Mrs. V that brought home the puppy with out first talking to me about it.


10 posted on 02/01/2014 3:30:04 AM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health often leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Is this the one where she’s dumped Cheerios all over her dad?

If so, I noticed the *mess*.

:D


11 posted on 02/01/2014 3:33:39 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: chessplayer

I watched the new one.

Aside from the girl’s enviably clever negotiation for a puppy, the message I got was that Cheerios cause pregnancy.

/HA!


12 posted on 02/01/2014 3:37:47 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: DoughtyOne
One of the things I enjoy in life is breakfast cereal. Not things like shredded wheat, but the bad ones. Cocoa Puffs. Sugar Smacks. Lucky Charms. Things like that.

Some Freepers are horrified that I eat them (I have actually been lectured here!) but I don't care.

I am the most ferocious breakfast cereal eater, and my Jethro Bowl is a prized utensil.

But after General Mills came out with this ad campaign during "Gay Pride Month" last year, I am not eating any more of their cereals:


"...The new campaign centers around the leprechaun-loving toasted-oat-and-marshmallow cereal and uses the handle #LuckyToBe. General Mills announced the campaign in the video above and in a press release sent to homosexual lobbying group GLAAD, in which the company declared, “We’re celebrating Pride month with whimsical delight, magical charms, and two new rainbow marshmallows. . . . If you’re lucky enough to be different, we’re celebrating you.”

It turned my stomach.

13 posted on 02/01/2014 5:46:50 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I know what you mean. I will tell you though, I’ve seen them pull this kind of nonsense for so long it seems commonplace to me.

We had a great guy out here in California. He was a very level headed Conservative. He ran for Senator.

They found out he once had drinks at a strip joint. They blew this out into a major scandal, and it really hurt the electability of our candidate. They pulled this a short time before the election and there wasn’t time for it to sink in and be dismissed by the public.


14 posted on 02/01/2014 7:27:24 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: rlmorel

Man, that is some twisted campaign. Kids are the breakfast cereal eaters. What kind of message is this, that your extra special if your a homosexual. Talk about trying to sell a lifestyle to kids.

I agree with you.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 7:33:03 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: Salamander

No, its the one where the little girl is sitting with her Dad talking about the new baby that will be arriving soon..at the end she says she wants a puppy and the Dad says “Deal” the look on the wife’s face is like WTF


16 posted on 02/01/2014 10:49:37 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DoughtyOne

I know. It nauseated me. Makes me pretty angry, too.

My wife doesn’t feel the same way I do about these things, and she was puzzled when I told her I didn’t want to buy more General Mills products. She knew how much I enjoyed eating those cereals, but...to her credit, she respected my wishes and doesn’t buy them for me.


17 posted on 02/01/2014 3:54:39 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

Good for her. Isn’t it strange how logical this move was for you seeing what you noted, and yet another smart person couldn’t see it at all?

I’ve been in that boat, and it’s very hard to understand.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 4:05:39 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Bruce Herschensohn


19 posted on 02/01/2014 4:08:56 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: Pelham

Yep, that’s right.

Remember his debates with Bill Press on ABC(7) in Los Angeles?

Herschensohn used to literally destroy press in those debates. It was embarrassing. I don’t think Press ever grasped how destroyed he was, and the Democrat party never grasped it either.

He lingered on in various roles, some of them rather high profile. I think they finally figured it out. Press was an ignorant SOB.

Bruce was the real deal IMO. Our state and nation would have been better off for his involvement in our decision making.

He wasn’t just smart. He could convert his knowledge into meaningful sound-bytes, that would have you thinking, “Man, I believe that too, but I never quite thought of it that way before.”

Man the Left was scared to death of him.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 4:16:44 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I think she sees me as crusty sometimes, but respects that I am trying to maintain some kind of principle. She ‘sees’ it but doesn’t feel the way I do about it.

I consider myself lucky in that respect. She is (and was) a real catch for me.


21 posted on 02/01/2014 4:18:10 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Pelham

Almost forgot, he used to debate John Tunney too, with the same results.

Here’s an article that sheds some light on Hershensohn’s brilliant mind.

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-17/news/mn-420_1_bruce-herschensohn


22 posted on 02/01/2014 4:22:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: rlmorel

If you think she is, then she is.

I couldn’t be happier for you my friend.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 4:23:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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