It doesn't matter that it's true. Call out Republican racism, and not only will you get fired but your employer will apologize profusely to the offended Republicans.
Chairman Priebus recently spoke by phone with MSNBC President Phil Griffin.
Mr. Griffin apologized for the network’s offensive tweet from Saturday night. As outlined in the letter below, his network has taken corrective action.
We appreciate Mr. Griffin’s admission that their comment was demeaning and disgusting, and the Chairman accepted his apology. We will aggressively monitor the network to see whether their pattern of unacceptable behavior actually changes.
We don’t expect their liberal bias to change, but we will call them out when political commentary devolves into personal and belittling attacks.
Thank you to everyone who joined in our efforts today.
What was the disgusting tweet? Well they have since deleted its heinousness, but the gist of it was:
The tweet that started it all suggested that conservatives would hate the image of an "adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family." It was a reference to a 2013 Cheerios commercial that featured a biracial family.Is there anyone that doesn't know this is completely true? Of course not - even Richard Cohen of the WaPo had no qualms about admitting it outright:
“People with conventional views must repress a gag reflex when considering the mayor-elect of New York — a white man married to a black woman and with two biracial children. (Should I mention that Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, used to be a lesbian?),” Cohen wrote. “This family represents the cultural changes that have enveloped parts — but not all — of America. To cultural conservatives, this doesn’t look like their country at all.”I personally do not remember Preibus's reaction to that statement. So why all the fauxrage about what is completely true, GOP? Methinks thou doth protest too much.
3:48 PM PT: Per the comments (and you're right!) here is Phil Griffin's email. Fill up his inbox!
5:18 PM PT: Looking for the actual tweet I found this on Newsbusters:
That wasn't enough for Priebus, though, who has told all RNC staff members they are not permitted to appear on or to book party surrogates on MSNBC until Griffin apologizes for his staff. Priebus also urged people not directly affiliated with the Republican central committee to refrain from responding to booking requests either."Not permitted", Only Republicans would use language like that, telling everyone in their party what they are or are not 'permitted to do.