Skip to comments.SURPRISE! Author of MSNBC Cheerios Article That Smeared Conservatives NOT FIRED
Posted on 02/02/2014 10:34:11 AM PST by kristinn
Gabriela Resto-Montero, the MSNBC reporter whose byline was on the article about the new Cheerios ad featuring a bi-racial family that smeared conservatives as racists was not fired by MSNBC. Resto-Montero tweeted Sunday morning on her personal MSNBC Twitter account about the posting of a new MSNBC interview session she hosted, demonstrating that she was not the person fired by MSNBC in response to the backlash over a tweet on the official MSNBC Twitter account promoting her article.
The Cheerios article by Resto-Montero served as the basis for the MSNBC tweet heard around the world that prompted an apology from MSNBC on Twitter and later personally by the networks president Phil Griffin. Griffin also claimed to have fired the person responsible for the tweet.
Resto-Monteros MSNBC profile gives her title as Community Editor for MSNBC.
Resto-Monteros Linkedin profile expands on her job description: Edit and write political news stories for MSNBC.com, curate the homepage, coordinate news coverage with MSNBC television shows, guide reporting on enterprise pieces dealing with political and social issues. Her Linkedin profile details her media background as decidedly left wing with turns at The Nation and The American Prospect. She also has experience at non-ideological mediameaning professionally she should have known better.
Resto-Montero tweeted a link to her Cheerios article at 7:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 30, 2014, fourteen minutes after the article was published. That tweet was innocuous: Cheerios family is back and cuter than ever. A few minutes later, at 8:06 p.m., the official MSNBC accounted tweeted a link to Resto-Monteros article with this message: Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family.
Since then Resto-Montero has been absent from Twitter until this morning when she tweeted about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrands (D-NY) participating in an MSNBC question and answer session, hosted by Resto-Montero, about sexual assault in the military.
Resto-Monteros Cheerios article contained two smears of conservatives that were discretely edited an hour after the article was published. The Gateway Pundit called out MSNBC over the failure to disclose the edits. It was not until the following day at 2:06 p.m. EST that MSNBC noted the edits. In bold at the top and bottom, respectively, MSNBC added: This story was updated at 9:09 p.m. ET Wednesday. And, Editors note: This story was updated to remove erroneous language.
The erroneous language was Resto-Monteros wording in a supposed news article smearing conservatives as racists: The breakfast cereals new Super Bowl ad features the same fictional biracial family that sparked a conservative backlash last year. And, Forget the Seahawks and the Broncos: there may be an outcry from the right, but most viewers are likely to declare this ad the Super Bowl winner. As was demonstrated by the Gateway Pundit report, the links within the MSNBC article did not substantiate the reporting that conservatives were behind the racist attacks on the first Cheerios ad with the bi-racial family.
Phil Griffin said he has dismissed the person responsible for the tweet. But what about the reporter whose conservative-smearing article the tweet was based on? Could it be that Gabriela Resto-Montero is protected by Rachel Maddow who is trying, as National Review reported, to remake MSNBC in her image?
To think the CEO lied and on TV for all the world to see.
Community Editor. That’s about two steps down from Community Organizer on the Marxist/Alinkyist hierarchy chart.
Maybe I’m getting old. She looks twelve.
Probably part of Maddow’s stable....
Put some hornrim glasses on her and she’d look a lot like Rachel Madcow.
Phil Griffin lied?
Color me surprised.
That’s the only way I will even remotely appear to be surprised.
“Probably part of Maddows stable....”
There is something unusually disturbing from a psycho-sexual point of view here, considering the resemblance. On the other hand, most white liberal women do, in fact, look like this, so, realistically, what can Maddow do?
Why would he be fired for doing his job? MSNBC’s purpose is to smear conservatives. It wouldn’t be fair to fire someone for doing there job.
Surprise. Shock, are not words I associate with MSNBC. Disgusting, ignorant, liar, those are words I associate with MSNBC.
Beware of women with three names.
We’ve already figured out the game. The Left hates biracial families, in fact they hate it when the “races” socialize in any way (with exception for the nomenklatura) since it goes against the doctrine of Balkanization. So the Left places the “hate tweets” on the internet, then turn around and say that the “right wing haters” wrote those tweets.
So MSNBC/Comcast, we are on to your game, in fact we saw it long ago. You can go to Hell, along with the Party Secretary whom you serve.
You mean! You mean! The paid Democrat liars at NBC lied?
Nothing will happen. Only conservatives get fired for imaginary sins against the great god of PC.
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Probably part of Maddows stable....>>>>>>
Her Latina understudy...She looks it but who knows
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In MSNBC’s defense, they can’t fire every nutbag there, or they wouldn’t have anybody left.
Wall, KISS MY GRITS!!!!! What an intarnation surprise!!!
Until conservatives start fighting the mainstream media with their OWN media, this will never stop.
Dismissed does not mean fired.
It means they sent them out of the room for a period.
We have our own media. You are posting on it.
Well, the unwashed “independents” don’t go here for their news - unfortunately. The closest they get to us is FOX or the Blaze