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SURPRISE! Author of MSNBC Cheerios Article That Smeared Conservatives NOT FIRED
The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, February 2, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 02/02/2014 10:34:11 AM PST by kristinn


Gabriela Resto-Montero

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 network’s president Phil Griffin. Griffin also claimed to have fired the person responsible for the tweet.

Resto-Montero’s MSNBC profile gives her title as Community Editor for MSNBC.

Resto-Montero’s 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 media–meaning 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-Montero’s 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 Gillibrand’s (D-NY) participating in an MSNBC question and answer session, hosted by Resto-Montero, about sexual assault in the military.

Resto-Montero’s 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, “Editor’s note: This story was updated to remove erroneous language.”

The “erroneous language” was Resto-Montero’s wording in a supposed news article smearing conservatives as racists: “The breakfast cereal’s 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’?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheerios; gabrielarestomontero; msnbc

1 posted on 02/02/2014 10:34:11 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Shocker/s

To think the CEO lied and on TV for all the world to see.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 10:35:52 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kristinn

Community Editor. That’s about two steps down from Community Organizer on the Marxist/Alinkyist hierarchy chart.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 10:37:58 AM PST by fhayek
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To: kristinn

Maybe I’m getting old. She looks twelve.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 10:38:03 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: DariusBane

Probably part of Maddow’s stable....


5 posted on 02/02/2014 10:39:30 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: clintonh8r

Put some hornrim glasses on her and she’d look a lot like Rachel Madcow.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 10:40:27 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: kristinn

Phil Griffin lied?

Color me surprised.

That’s the only way I will even remotely appear to be surprised.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 10:40:43 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: clintonh8r

“Probably part of Maddow’s 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?


8 posted on 02/02/2014 10:48:59 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: kristinn

Bump


9 posted on 02/02/2014 10:49:02 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: clintonh8r

Resto-Roomero


10 posted on 02/02/2014 10:51:20 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kristinn

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.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 10:55:34 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Not to pick nits with your comment but the "a" in Gabriela signifies this person is (or was at one time) a woman. I know it is difficult to tell by the picture, which looks like Obama's pajama boy, but I do believe its a "she"
12 posted on 02/02/2014 11:00:08 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: kristinn

Surprise. Shock, are not words I associate with MSNBC. Disgusting, ignorant, liar, those are words I associate with MSNBC.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 11:03:18 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: kristinn

Beware of women with three names.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 11:11:14 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: kristinn

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.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 11:11:22 AM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: kristinn

16 posted on 02/02/2014 11:21:51 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: kristinn

You mean! You mean! The paid Democrat liars at NBC lied?


17 posted on 02/02/2014 11:24:54 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kristinn

Nothing will happen. Only conservatives get fired for imaginary sins against the great god of PC.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 11:32:41 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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19 posted on 02/02/2014 11:39:53 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: clintonh8r

Probably part of Maddow’s stable....>>>>>>

Her Latina understudy...She looks it but who knows


20 posted on 02/02/2014 11:42:24 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: kristinn
Blatant racism and lying by the left.

Oh look, a

21 posted on 02/02/2014 11:47:33 AM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: kristinn

In MSNBC’s defense, they can’t fire every nutbag there, or they wouldn’t have anybody left.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 11:54:08 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: kristinn

Wall, KISS MY GRITS!!!!! What an intarnation surprise!!!

Until conservatives start fighting the mainstream media with their OWN media, this will never stop.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 11:54:49 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: kristinn

Dismissed does not mean fired.

It means they sent them out of the room for a period.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 11:57:41 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: ZULU

We have our own media. You are posting on it.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 12:00:51 PM PST by Luke21
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To: kristinn
WHAT!!!??? MSNBC lied to the American people?

Again.

26 posted on 02/02/2014 12:12:48 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Luke21

Well, the unwashed “independents” don’t go here for their news - unfortunately. The closest they get to us is FOX or the Blaze


27 posted on 02/02/2014 12:27:22 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: kristinn
Wow! Profiling left-wing commentators leads me to absolutely believe this stupid wench works for NBC.


28 posted on 02/02/2014 8:49:21 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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