Daily News: MSNBC apologizes for tweet taunting conservatives over Cheerios Super Bowl ad starring biracial child, RNC calls for boycott


The Republican National Committee is calling for supporters to boycott MSNBC, after the network posted a tweet taunting conservatives over the Cheerios ad starring an interracial family that will air during the Super Bowl.

“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” read a tweet posted late Wednesday on the MSNBC account, providing a link to a short article on the news website about the ad.

MSNBC apologized for the “offensive live tweet” and then deleted the message.

“The Cheerios tweet from @msnbc was dumb, offensive and we’ve taken it down. That’s not who we are at msnbc,” MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe tweeted.

Should Our Children Belong to the “Collective?”

By Richard Larsen

Just when we think the secular assaults against the nuclear family unit can’t get any worse, we disturbingly learn that they can. Now a host on a minor cable news network claims that we have to get over the idea that our children are ours, and accept the fact that they belong “collectively” to all of us.

Read the full story from the Idaho State Journal

From the comments:

c. R. Stucki says:
April 13, 2013 at 7:59 am

The current effort on the part of the Obama administration to expand universal pre-K education to 3 and 4 yr-olds, in spite of the well-documented overwhelming failure of ‘Headstart’, is certainly an obvious step in the direction Rick’s post deals with.

Disgusted Reader says:

Good point, Mr. c.R. Stucki, well taken.

Mr. Reagan was right when he stated “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

He also said: “Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.” I’m waiting for another president to lose his job and soon so things can start back to the “old normal”.

jayhook says:

I just happen to listen to Glen Beck and his comparison between education in the United states and professional basketball. What do the professional basketball players make, and how much are the coaches paid? Boise’s football coach earns one and a half million a year, how does that compare to a teacher. I expect that winning a game is more important than teaching children so they can win in the game of life. Let’s not pay one damn more cent for education, but lets pay millions to sports; we don’t care if you can read, but the ability to play basketball is more important.

Maybe our priorities are just a little screwed up!