You do not have to lynch someone to be a racist. In fact, thanks to 99 percent of the racists being “subtle” racists, the vast majority of them don’t consider themselves what they really are. The RNC is violently fighting the charge, but spent 5 years pandering to, and calling the first African American President, “a Muslim,” which is the 21ST Century word for nigger. So, when phony outrage came due to the stupid tweet by an employee at MSNBC was sent out, it was obvious. All these people hate being called what they are. Why? Deep down, they are not proud, they know it’s wrong, but do NOTHING to stem the hatred. Just read their vile and defamatory Facebook posts. Then they follow it up with “Praise God!” posts, but it’s their real inner-selves that shines brighter than the sun.
“We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it,” the statement continued. “We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet. I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended. At MSNBC we believe in passionate, strong debate about the issues and we invite voices from all sides to participate. That will never change.”
MSNBC anchor Ari Melber read Griffin’s statement at the end of the network’s 3 p.m. hour. The tweet prompted Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus to call for a Republican boycott of the network.
The full tweet, sent at 8:06 p.m. from the MSNBC Twitter account, read: “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family.”
The Cheerios ad is the second spot to feature a biracial couple and their daughter, “Gracie.” When General Mills premiered the first spot last May, social media erupted with vitriolic, racist comments. The company disabled the comments section on the ad’s YouTube site, though the spot also received much praise.
“With increasing frequency many of your hosts have personally denigrated and demeaned Americans — especially conservative and Republican Americans — without even attempting to further meaningful political dialogue,” wrote the RNC chairman.
It is the latest embarrassing gaffe for MSNBC, which has already parted ways with Martin Bashir and Alec Baldwin, while weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry issued a tearful apology for belittling Mitt Romney‘s adopted African-American grandson.
In an e-mail to “interested parties,” RNC communications director Sean Spicer, noted that Priebus and Griffin spoke by phone on Thursday. “We appreciate Mr. Griffin’s admission that their comment was demeaning and disgusting, and the Chairman accepted his apology,” wrote Spicer, adding that the RNC “will aggressively monitor the network to see whether their pattern of unacceptable behavior actually changes.”
He continued: “We don’t expect their liberal bias to change, but we will call them out when political commentary devolves into personal and belittling attacks.”
Calling the President a nigger, a Muslim, Priebus isn’t outraged. Sending vile hateful emails with watermelons growing in the White House garden and lawn, that’s not racist.
The GOP is wasting its precious time. It needs to shut down its racist rhetoric and stop worrying about being called racist. They can boycott Highlight Hollywood all they want. Somehow they forget that we campaigned for Mitt Romney before he hitched his wagon to bigoted Donald Trump’s caravan or parade. Somehow they never realize what they are doing, until they lose elections, and then they return right back to siding with poor people, who live in the South and hate other people who are successful, and of COLOR. That is the problem, not silly MSNBC or even Fixed Noise. The GOP and RNC needs to fix their internal problem and stop blaming external forces for their siding with bigots every day of the week.
FOX News vilely reported a lie during the government shutdown, that the President was personally paying to keep an Islamic Museum open. Even though the President is a Christian, and his haters are NOT. However, the RNC, GOP or Fox Noise didn’t dare chastise themselves for that report. Just a tweeted apology on an idiot Fox employee’s account which had about 5,000 followers, but their lies on air reached tens of millions. Where is the phony outrage then?
You see, there’s a reason why bigots don’t like being called bigots, or racists or whatever! And the problem is facing them in the mirror, not on some silly low-rated cable TV network. It’s much bigger than that. LOOK IN THE MIRROR or your Facebook Wall, then ask yourself, IF you even care!