Insane, isn't it? I was going to write about this anyway, but luckily, I delayed until this video was released.
It's not funny, though. It's pathetic!
“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” the tweet read.
Maybe the rightwing will hate it? Maybe? That's what's got Republican panties in a twist? That's what got MSNBC not just apologizing profusely to the Republican Party - why? Republicans weren't even mentioned in the tweet! - but firing the person responsible?
And remember, I just posted this bigoted response of right-wingers to a mixed family! And yes, that was on Fox 'News' even. Not to mention the earlier response by right-wing racists to that very same cereal commercial, as Cenk Uygur notes.
Tell me something. Will Fox 'News' abjectly apologize if any of their people say something mean about liberals or left-wingers? Will they fire anyone who says something unkind about progressives? Ha!
Can you imagine the Democratic Party even making an issue of something like that? Can you imagine them making threats to Fox 'News'? If by some miracle they did, can you even imagine Fox apologizing? Of course not! Fox 'News' does this every day of the week, and no one even bats an eye.
How pathetic can MSNBC get? This is just maddening, isn't it?
This isn't the first time, either. Well, when extortion works, why stop?
It's not the first time Priebus has issued an ultimatum to the peacock. He demanded last year that NBC pull a planned miniseries on Hillary Clinton or risk losing its partnerships with the RNC for 2016 presidential debates. The network eventually scrapped the miniseries.
This kind of wimping out just makes me furious! How about standing up to bullies sometime?