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(BBC)   MSNBC apologizes for being MSNBC   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 169
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2014-01-31 09:03:51 AM
I'm a left-winger, and I've given up on MSNBC. Their infantile presentation (of views I actually agree with) makes me gag. (I'm looking at you, Al Sharpton.)

That said, this whole tweet controversy is a very VERY big deal, and I hope it's resolved soon.
 
2014-01-31 09:13:46 AM
They need to bag Sharpton and find another Maddow.  Or two.
 
2014-01-31 10:02:00 AM
Everyone's largest mistake was using Twitter.
 
2014-01-31 10:26:49 AM
Gah, is there any minor slight that the right wingers won't take completely disproportional umbrage to?

MSNBC needs to grow some balls. Don't apologize for telling the truth, and stop giving a damn if you hurt the poor little teabaggers feelings.
 
2014-01-31 10:27:39 AM
Okay, so a snarky stupid Tweet caused an inordinate amount of butthurt so now we have a sniveling apology. Are there any grown-ups in charge of this country any more?
 
2014-01-31 10:37:34 AM
No one should have been fired.
 
2014-01-31 10:41:00 AM

cman: No one should have been fired.


Exactly. The proper response to an ultimatum from Reince Priebus is to fax him a scan of your balls.
 
2014-01-31 11:31:55 AM
I betcha Malkin gets dirty in the sack.
 
2014-01-31 12:11:04 PM
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#MyRightWingFamily
 
2014-01-31 12:14:20 PM
MSNBC took the high road with the apology and still, by that action, shows that the GOP/Priebus is a whiny baby.

As for MSNBC itself, the rest of it varies widely in quality, but it's hard to to better on cable news than Chris Hayes' and Rachel Maddow's shows.
 
2014-01-31 12:14:55 PM
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#MyRightWingFamily
 
2014-01-31 12:15:13 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: but it's hard to to do better


FTFM
 
2014-01-31 12:18:37 PM
blog.mlive.com
#MyLeftWingFamily
 
2014-01-31 12:20:42 PM
www.culturesnob.net
#MyRightWingFamily

sigdiamond2000: [blog.mlive.com image 453x270]
#MyLeftWingFamily


Alright, I lol'd
 
2014-01-31 12:43:06 PM
"Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family."

That was considered offensive?  Seriously?  Perhaps the 'maybe' should have been left off.

'On Thursday morning Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus sent a letter of condemnation in which he promised that no RNC officials or surrogates would appear on MSNBC. He urged other Republicans to do likewise unless the network issued a formal apology.'

That's not exactly a policy change.
 
2014-01-31 12:44:36 PM
blog.americankidsbedding.com
#MyRightWingFamily
 
2014-01-31 12:44:57 PM
Amazingly, it's suddenly not free speech once you say something they don't like
 
2014-01-31 12:46:19 PM
It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them!
 
2014-01-31 12:49:04 PM
So implying that other people are racist is racist now?
 
2014-01-31 12:49:28 PM
Please, Sir, may I have another?
 
2014-01-31 12:50:30 PM
Just goes to show you the more lefty you are the more racist you are
 
2014-01-31 12:51:14 PM
/looks at the article...

SERIOUSLY?!

GTFO MSNBC, Fox News emasculated you.
 
2014-01-31 12:51:36 PM
wow, that is the worst farking article that I have read in a long time
 
2014-01-31 12:52:01 PM
...a lot of people have given up on MSNBC
 
2014-01-31 12:52:12 PM
I still don't see what the problem is. The right wing is defined by their racism, they're farking proud of it.
 
2014-01-31 12:53:11 PM
I don't watch MSNBC but I am a little disappointed they apologized for this. They didn't direct the comment to the GOP, so it was a bit out of hand for the GOP to take umbrage for it. Although, the fact that the GOP response was so quick and forceful did kind of prove a point about the right's tendency to freak out.
 
2014-01-31 12:54:15 PM
Oddly, the RNC never said the tweet was incorrect, just offensive.
 
2014-01-31 12:54:22 PM
yes it is extremely racist to point out that in the past, conservative racists reacted badly to the cheerios commercial featuring a mixed-race family
 
2014-01-31 12:55:17 PM

Alphax: "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family."

That was considered offensive?  Seriously?  Perhaps the 'maybe' should have been left off.

'On Thursday morning Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus sent a letter of condemnation in which he promised that no RNC officials or surrogates would appear on MSNBC. He urged other Republicans to do likewise unless the network issued a formal apology.'

That's not exactly a policy change.


And this is punishing MSNBC how?
 
2014-01-31 12:55:44 PM
Hey, has anyone mentioned that Al Sharpton needs to go? he's awful and ruins the credibility of the channel.

Seriously, why would anyone hire him? Are they just pandering to "low information" black democrats or something? his show is insufferable.
 
2014-01-31 12:57:53 PM

Ambivalence: I don't watch MSNBC but I am a little disappointed they apologized for this. They didn't direct the comment to the GOP, so it was a bit out of hand for the GOP to take umbrage for it. Although, the fact that the GOP response was so quick and forceful did kind of prove a point about the right's tendency to freak out.


It's not like they said 'Republicans', or 'Fox News Watchers', or even 'American Conservatives'.  It can apply to skinhead groups around the world.  But Prebius and Malkin jumped up, said 'Hey, that's us!' and got outraged.. or already were, they usually are.
 
2014-01-31 12:57:59 PM
"Having revealed themselves as despicable bigots, the folks at MSNBC have now deleted and apologized for their offensive tweet,"

How does pointing out that "some" people on the right wing might not like bi-racial couples make MSNBC bigots?

All this sounds like the tweet hit a little too close to home.
 
2014-01-31 12:59:54 PM
Commentators and pundits on the right have been publicly saying worse things than this about their opponents for decades, and no one demands apologies unless maybe if it's about an individual. Has Limbaugh or Hannity or anyone like that ever offered an apology for anything?
 
2014-01-31 12:59:56 PM
Apparently telling the truth is offensive to the GOP. Well of course it is.
 
2014-01-31 01:00:28 PM
So MSNBC said, essentially, "There's going to be a bi-racial family in a commercial again.  Right-wing nutjobs will have a problem with this."  Didn't some right-wing nut-jobs have a problem before?  What am I missing?
 
2014-01-31 01:02:19 PM
Remember when the Rinsed Penis (or whatever the fark his name is) apologized when Romney called 47% of the population moochers?
 
2014-01-31 01:04:34 PM

Jackson Herring: yes it is extremely racist to point out that in the past, conservative racists reacted badly to the cheerios commercial featuring a mixed-race family


Calling right wingers racist is exactly the same as racism.
 
2014-01-31 01:05:17 PM
MSNBC should have just posted a we stand with Phil picture in response.

/hopefully not a double post? My first one never showed.
 
2014-01-31 01:07:42 PM
I'm pretty much done with news.

MSNBC sucks aside from Maddow and is mostly left-wing propaganda.
CNN is unquestionably dumbed down and terrible from top to bottom.
CBS News, shiat those guys can't even get 60 Minutes right anymore.
ABC News - Pretty sure the only news they break is when something happens to someone from the Bachelor shows.
NBC News - Do they still do news?
Fox News is right-wing propaganda.
NPR - Gone way downhill in the past couple of years.
BBC - Probably the best western news agency, and their journalists are jumping ship to work for Al Jazeera.
WaPost/NYT - Can't keep anyone around more than 5 minutes and all their shiat ends up as links from HuffPo anyhow.

We're all going to be getting our scoops from news aggregators from now on I think. It really will be a case of we report you decide.
 
2014-01-31 01:07:54 PM

Graffito: Remember when the Rinsed Penis (or whatever the fark his name is) apologized when Romney called 47% of the population moochers?


Classism cost them the presidency but did they learn anything...

www.bartcop.com
 
2014-01-31 01:09:42 PM
Some people were offended by that Cheerios commercial, and then somebody made a parody of it where they replaced the dad with another woman.  I have no idea what the reaction to that one was.
 
2014-01-31 01:09:55 PM
• You're taking quotes out of context when you quote them verbatim.
• You're a racist when you point to their racism.
• Reporters are acting inappropriately when they ask politicians about their criminal investigations.
• Threatening homicide is 'telling off a reporter".

Can somebody write down these weird GOP alternate universe rules?  I can't keep track.
 
2014-01-31 01:10:13 PM

bdub77: I'm pretty much done with news.

MSNBC sucks aside from Maddow and is mostly left-wing propaganda.
CNN is unquestionably dumbed down and terrible from top to bottom.
CBS News, shiat those guys can't even get 60 Minutes right anymore.
ABC News - Pretty sure the only news they break is when something happens to someone from the Bachelor shows.
NBC News - Do they still do news?
Fox News is right-wing propaganda.
NPR - Gone way downhill in the past couple of years.
BBC - Probably the best western news agency, and their journalists are jumping ship to work for Al Jazeera.
WaPost/NYT - Can't keep anyone around more than 5 minutes and all their shiat ends up as links from HuffPo anyhow.

We're all going to be getting our scoops from news aggregators from now on I think. It really will be a case of we report you decide.


Well there's


america.aljazeera.com
 
2014-01-31 01:10:28 PM

markfara: I'm a left-winger, and I've given up on MSNBC. Their infantile presentation (of views I actually agree with) makes me gag. (I'm looking at you, Al Sharpton.)

That said, this whole tweet controversy is a very VERY big deal, and I hope it's resolved soon.


You are a sad dude, then.  I see nothing wrong or why MSNBC has to apologize.  You are acting like those clowns on Fox and the right-wing echo chamber that sees any slight as equivalent to burning down their church with their family in it.

Give me a break.  Another BS outrage from the right and they hooked you line and sinker.  Stupid.  If you act that way, MSNBC prolly doesn't need you "backing" them anyway, as you have the torsional rigidity of wet tissue paper.

There was nothing wrong with the tweet, and the right acts like spoiled bullies once again, and the spineless left cower in submission.  THAT should be the outrage.
 
2014-01-31 01:16:16 PM
What are we supposed to be outraged about again?

"bi-racial family?"

Keep that false equivalence up, Fox News fellators.
 
2014-01-31 01:16:22 PM

neversubmit: bdub77: I'm pretty much done with news.

MSNBC sucks aside from Maddow and is mostly left-wing propaganda.
CNN is unquestionably dumbed down and terrible from top to bottom.
CBS News, shiat those guys can't even get 60 Minutes right anymore.
ABC News - Pretty sure the only news they break is when something happens to someone from the Bachelor shows.
NBC News - Do they still do news?
Fox News is right-wing propaganda.
NPR - Gone way downhill in the past couple of years.
BBC - Probably the best western news agency, and their journalists are jumping ship to work for Al Jazeera.
WaPost/NYT - Can't keep anyone around more than 5 minutes and all their shiat ends up as links from HuffPo anyhow.

We're all going to be getting our scoops from news aggregators from now on I think. It really will be a case of we report you decide.

Well there's


[america.aljazeera.com image 160x163]


Yeah, Al Jazeera is definitely starting to emerge as a global news power, aren't they. Sadly, there's a lot to be said from an news organization coming from an area in which a number of countries have exploited their natural resources while taking a big oily dump on the lower income people living there. Sadly we've taken those labor and anti-environmental practices back home. 15-20 years from now, it'll be Cairo 2 live from Washington DC.
 
2014-01-31 01:16:52 PM

markfara: I'm a left-winger, and I've given up on MSNBC. Their infantile presentation (of views I actually agree with) makes me gag. (I'm looking at you, Al Sharpton.)

That said, this whole tweet controversy is a very VERY big deal, and I hope it's resolved soon.


No you aren't. Yeah I totally went there.
 
2014-01-31 01:17:04 PM

neversubmit: bdub77: I'm pretty much done with news.

MSNBC sucks aside from Maddow and is mostly left-wing propaganda.
CNN is unquestionably dumbed down and terrible from top to bottom.
CBS News, shiat those guys can't even get 60 Minutes right anymore.
ABC News - Pretty sure the only news they break is when something happens to someone from the Bachelor shows.
NBC News - Do they still do news?
Fox News is right-wing propaganda.
NPR - Gone way downhill in the past couple of years.
BBC - Probably the best western news agency, and their journalists are jumping ship to work for Al Jazeera.
WaPost/NYT - Can't keep anyone around more than 5 minutes and all their shiat ends up as links from HuffPo anyhow.

We're all going to be getting our scoops from news aggregators from now on I think. It really will be a case of we report you decide.

Well there's


[america.aljazeera.com image 160x163]


And RT.
 
2014-01-31 01:17:09 PM

Relatively Obscure: Everyone's largest mistake was using Twitter.



Twitter has its uses, but its mainly for Twits.  people who have a Life aren't interested in keeping everyone informed of the latest events in their Lives.
 
2014-01-31 01:19:35 PM

CitizenjaQ: So implying that other people are racist is racist now?


Yes, now please don't bring examples into this discussion or you're even more of a racist.
 
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