Network that mocked biracial family accuses conservatives of freak-out over Cheerios ad, or something

posted at 12:01 pm on January 30, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

If it wasn’t for the oh-so-recent context that renders this acidly ironic, MSNBC’s latest foray into idiocy would hardly be worth mentioning. Coming just a few weeks after its own hosts mocked Mitt Romney’s family and Republicans over a family picture that showed Romney proudly holding his adopted African-American granddaughter — which eventually produced a tearful apology from Melissa Harris-Perry — the network’s official Twitter feed offered up this bon mot about a cereal ad that has nothing to do with politics at all (via Gateway Pundit and Twitchy):

msnbc-biracial

As Jim Hoft points out, even their own reporting on the supposed conservative backlash to the ad didn’t actually cite any evidence of such:

The phrase “sparked a conservative backlash” contained a link to an MSNBC article from last year that mentioned the controversy over the ad, but the article did not report a political bent to the racist comments made about the ad. That article in turn links back toanother MSNBC article about the ad controversy that also does not ascribe political motives to the racist attacks.

In other words, Gabriela Resto-Montero and MSNBC made up the alleged ‘conservative’,’ right wing’ racist attack on the Cheerios ad.

Twitchy has followed the eruption of outrage over the demagoguery on Twitter, and noted that while MSNBC deleted the tweet, they were a little slow on the draw with an apology. MSNBC claimed, eventually, that the tweet “does not reflect the position of msnbc”:

Really? Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple says that’s exactly who they are, and the string of apologies following these incidents look increasingly like enabling devices rather than actual remorse:

The tweet in question isn’t clever, helpful or fair. It’s a divisive piece of taunting nastiness driven by a worldview that MSNBC personalities have surfaced with great regularity in recent memory, always followed by excellent apologies. After then-MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggested that Sarah Palin be subjected to an excrement-related punishment visited upon slaves, he said, “My words were wholly unacceptable,” among other very contrite things. After short-lived MSNBC host Alec Baldwin allegedly shouted down a paparazzo with homophobic language, he said, “I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have — and for that I am deeply sorry.” After host Melissa Harris-Perry presided over a segment that mocked Mitt Romney’s family over a photo featuring his adopted African-American grandson, the host said, among other things, “So without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family. Adults who enter into public life implicitly consent to having less privacy. But their families, and especially their children, should not be treated callously or thoughtlessly.”

And now this Cheerios thing. The string of offenses raises doubts about Wolffe’s claim that the tweet from last night doesn’t reflect “who we are at msnbc.” Rather, the tweet appears to a careful observer to define precisely what MSNBC is becoming: A place that offends and apologizes with equal vigor.

The Erik Wemple Blog supports media organizations that muster strong apologies. Too often, mistakes are followed by stonewalling and a failure to repent. Apologies can be an important measure of accountability. Yet this string of meae culpae suggests that the apology may be morphing into an enabling device for the network’s tendentious and divisive attitudes. Sometimes a bad tweet represents the errant and unrepresentative thoughts of some employee managing the social-media accounts. And sometimes it represents institutional morays and prejudices.

Here’s the ad, which General Mills must be delighted is receiving so much attention. It will be the first Super Bowl ad to feature a biracial family, which is … no big deal in 2014 to anyone except MSNBC, apparently. It’s cute, and it sells Cheerios. And like everything else in the world, it’s yet another silly item for Comcast’s television unit to exploit and demagogue:

Reason’s Matt Welch notes that this lazy and idiotic demagoguery is hardly limited to MSNBC, even if they are its leading purveyors:

For an example, check out this passage in New Yorker Editor David Remnick’s extraordinarily long and often insightful recent profile of the president.

In the electoral realm, ironically, the country may be more racially divided than it has been in a generation. Obama lost among white voters in 2012 by a margin greater than any victor in American history. The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Obama’s drop in the polls in 2013 was especially grave among white voters.

Italics mine, to underscore what one of the nation’s most decorated journalists felt zero need to substantiate in a 16,000-word article. Do older white voters really feel more “threatened” and “disdained” by a “globalized economy” and “increasingly diverse country” than other age and ethnic/pigmentation cohorts? I’m sure there’s plenty of interesting poll data out there, but Remnick (a 55-year-old white guy, FWIW) doesn’t need to cite any: He knows it’s true, his readers know it’s true, and the only real question is how much you can respectably pin opposition to this twice-elected black president on racism.

This isn’t just bad journalism, it’s bad tolerance. Attributing a single set of personality traits to scores of millions of people whose only commonality is age and race is the opposite of judging people not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. It’s also a cheap way to wave off the substance of anti-Obama criticism—why bother figuring out why a majority of Americans haveconsistently disliked the flawed Affordable Care Act when you can just roll your eyes and assert that the real reason is white anxiety and worse? There is nothing tolerant about assuming that those who have different ideas than you about the size and scope of government are motivated largely by base ethnic tribalism.

Most people, I think, have come to the conclusion that a citation of racism works in a similar way to Godwin’s Law. It’s the final, and losing, stage of any argument these days, at least those which involve progressives in any way.

Update: Is MSNBC executive editor Richard Wolffe “the most clueless person on the Internet”? John Sexton makes a pretty good argument for it.


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“He liked Hitler”.
You twit.

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM

He did at one time. Uncle Joe told him to.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Fox News runs a virtual HUAC committee on Dems every day –
where’s the OUTRAGE (copyright RNC) over that?

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Still tossing out the accusations…without any supportive evidence beyond the troll’s own revisionist / projective rants….

After all, according to the troll, what MSNBC did was immaterial and not all that important, because (que projection) Fox News does it all the time….

…History lesson: HUAC established in 1938. Between 1931 and 1994 (except for 1946-48 and 1952-54), the House was majority controlled by DEMOCRATS. The HUAC was established by Democrats. It operated under the chairmanship / majority control of Democrats, except for 4 years until it was rolled into the House Judiciary Committee in 1975.

But because of McCarthy (who never was a member of the HUAC – since he was Senator…), vapid leftists use the HUAC in pejorative projection attacks against conservatives. As with most of those attacks, facts and evidence is immaterial. They believe it is so, therefore it is.

Athos on January 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM

By the way, how does anyone get used to posting here using a phone running Android? Man, it’s tough.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:12 PM

He did at one time. Uncle Joe told him to.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:04 PM

And verbalidiocy is apparently also one of Lenin’s useful idiots. Seeger was the king of useful idiots, and he had many follower useful idiots.

NotCoach on January 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Pete Seeger was an anti-interventionist. Matter of fact, he was going to release an anti-intervention album telling us to not go to war until his favorite dictatorship, Russia, was attacked by Germany, then he became pro-intervention. i.e., he didn’t give a damn about stopping Hitler until Russia was attacked.

itsspideyman on January 30, 2014 at 4:14 PM

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Truth hurts…

[In] August 1939 Hitler and Stalin signed a pact and became allies. Overnight the communists took a 180-degree turn and became advocates of peace, arguing that Nazi Germany, which the USSR had opposed before 1939, was a benign power, and that the only threat to the world came from imperial Britain and FDR’s America, which was on the verge of fascism. Those who wanted to intervene against Hitler were servants of Republic Steel and the oil cartels.

In the “John Doe” album, Mr. Seeger accused FDR of being a warmongering fascist working for J.P. Morgan. He sang, “I hate war, and so does Eleanor, and we won’t be safe till everybody’s dead.” Another song, to the tune of “Cripple Creek” and the sound of Mr. Seeger’s galloping banjo, said, “Franklin D., Franklin D., You ain’t a-gonna send us across the sea,” and “Wendell Willkie and Franklin D., both agree on killing me.”

The film does not tell us what happened in 1941, when — two months after “John Doe” was released — Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and invaded the Soviet Union. As good communists, Mr. Seeger and his Almanac comrades withdrew the album from circulation, and asked those who had bought copies to return them. A little later, the Almanacs released a new album, with Mr. Seeger singing “Dear Mr. President,” in which he acknowledges they didn’t always agree in the past, but now says he is going to “turn in his banjo for something that makes more noise,” i.e., a machine gun. As he says in the film, we had to put aside causes like unionism and civil rights to unite against Hitler.

Not only did Seeger support Hitler, prior to Germany’s invasion of the USSR in June 1941, but Seeger hit the trifecta in supporting totalitarian murderers – supporting Hitler, Uncle Joe Stalin, and Uncle Ho Chi Minh. In fact, not only did Seeger openly support Hitler and Stalin, he also worked so hide their pogroms against Jews.

Some call Seeger a useful idiot. He wasn’t. Neither was he a dupe. He was a true believer and America’s most successful communist.

Athos on January 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Athos on January 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

It’s funny though. Anyone tainted with Nazism would never live it down, and rightly so. But a Stalinist like Seeger is celebrated.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Where are ya, verbaluce?

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

verbaluce’s favorite breakfast cereal

Christien on January 30, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Athos on January 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Seeger was a useful idiot whether he was fully aware of the horrors in Soviet Russia or not. The original meaning was one who was used by others, but not respected by them. And in that regard Seeger was useful to the Soviets, but he never would have found a place of honor amongst them if it came to that. The meaning has expanded over time to include people who have no idea what they are championing, but the original meaning still has a tremendous amount of usefulness. Consider those who continue to proclaim Islam is a religion of peace. If the Muslims took over the world they would lose their heads just like every other infidel.

NotCoach on January 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Seeger’s favorite cereal

Christien on January 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

NotCoach on January 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Not only that, I don’t think he produced much good music. There would’ve been at least something redeeming in it. Someone like Dylan on the other hand was smart enough not to be thoroughly co-opted by any movement or politician or party.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Not only that, I don’t think he produced much good music.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

You didn’t like Against The Wind?

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

spittle on the lips babbling of the ignorant ragers…

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM

There’s something funny about total lack of self-awareness.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:36 PM

You didn’t like Against The Wind?

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Wrong Seger. One “e” as opposed to two, ignorant rager.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

And apparently someone learned a new term from a Pete Seeger (May 3, 1919–January 27, 2014) article.
 
rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 3:22 PM

 
Sure…
 
And R.I.P Pete.
Nice of you to mention.
 
verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 3:40 PM

 
Shame these never work out for you.
 
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=site%3Ahotair.com+%22verbaluce+on%22+huac
 
Three hits, with your only instance occurring after
 
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pete+seeger+huac
 
Where the instances occur in the last two days.
 
It’s okay, verbaluce. We all have to learn new words from somewhere. You should try to wait a week or so after it’s everywhere before you use it so it’s not so obvious, though.

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Watching this makes me miss Naturo Boy. That troll could spin a single twisted race card into an entire deck.
Bunch of southern fried racists. /

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

You don’t follow humor well.
Ok, noted.

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Michelle Obama to do touchdown dance on ‘Puppy Bowl’ show

Then she is going to slay a puppy with her bowcaster and serve it tartare to her gay “husband.”

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

It’s okay, verbaluce. We all have to learn new words from somewhere. You should try to wait a week or so after it’s everywhere before you use it so it’s not so obvious, though.

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Verbaluce just had a Gwen Ifill moment. You remember, when she mocked Sarah Palin for saying something like “don’t party like it’s 1773″.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:40 PM

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

What?

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Watching this makes me miss Naturo Boy. That troll could spin a single twisted race card into an entire deck.
Bunch of southern fried racists. /

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Oooooh, I think I remember that one. But there have been so many. I remember one called ernesto, who might still be here under another moniker.

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

You don’t follow humor well.
Ok, noted.

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

And your inability to acquire some basic book-learnin’ is noted as well. Maybe you should learn a few things before you take it on yourself to teach us Neanderthals, k?

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Watching this makes me miss Naturo Boy. That troll could spin a single twisted race card into an entire deck.
Bunch of southern fried racists. /

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Narutoboy?

[START NARUTOBOY]:

Shut up, wingnut Christianists! Why can’t your small racist minds comprehend that this Administration and Congress’s reversal of Bush’s failed policies has actually cut taxes for 112% of the middle class in all 57 states? I’m sure you’ll all pray to your stupid Invisible Magic Man in the Sky in your pedophile-filled churches tomorrow for rain so Obama can’t enjoy a friendly round of golf in Canada but I’ll be doing something constructive… like praying to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that Dick Cheney’s evil heart finally gives out!

[NARUTOBOY END]

ScottMcC on June 27, 2010 at 12:57 AM

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Narutoboy?

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Yeahhhhhh, that’s it!

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Naruboi runs a gamer forum. I’m not linking it here…

Wonder if he graduated from SCAD?

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Naruboi runs a gamer forum. I’m not linking it here…

Wonder if he graduated from SCAD?

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Heh. That’s OK. KeninCT was a ‘cruise’ director.

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Narutoboy?

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Yeahhhhhh, that’s it!

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

You knew who I meant when I called you a bunch of southern fried racists. I’m betting you guys want to wave the stars and bars and relive the Civil War!!!! /s
These trolls are definitely Obama Era inept.

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

ddrintn on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

You don’t follow humor well.
Ok, noted.

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Just an automatic assumption of the ignorance you routinely demonstrate.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

(We’re discussing trolls that were here before you showed up, verbie)

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

It’s okay, verbaluce. We all have to learn new words from somewhere. You should try to wait a week or so after it’s everywhere before you use it so it’s not so obvious, though.
 
rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

 
What?
 
verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

 
Anyone else have any trouble following?

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

I’m betting you guys want to wave the stars and bars and relive the Civil War!!!! /s
HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

A bit OT, but: I was in a wargame club in HS, and we spent several months replaying the Civil War (on a boardgame) with 2 man teams. I was on the Confederate side, and we actually won the war by doing what the real Confederates should have done – took our much better cavalry and ran all over the north cutting supply lines.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Michelle Obama to do touchdown dance on ‘Puppy Bowl’ show

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

That’s only if the coach lets her play and she actually scores.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

How’s this even a thing? Is MSNBC in a time warp?

That is, we’re not in 1932 here, biracial couples are – well, normal place. The ad is not exactly groundbreaking – Kirk kissed Uhura a long time ago. Why’s MSNBC stuck in an issue, that’s long since been resolved?

Like many here, the racial makeup of the ad never crossed my brain…

Sharr on January 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I’m betting you guys want to wave the stars and bars and relive the Civil War!!!! /s
HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

A bit OT, but: I was in a wargame club in HS, and we spent several months replaying the Civil War (on a boardgame) with 2 man teams. I was on the Confederate side, and we actually won the war by doing what the real Confederates should have done – took our much better cavalry and ran all over the north cutting supply lines.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

You just couldn’t let it be because you’re southern and obviously racist. //

Current publican leadership need to play that game.

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Michelle Obama to do touchdown dance on ‘Puppy Bowl’ show

Murphy9 on January 30, 2014 at 4:39 PM

That’s only if the coach lets her play and she actually scores.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Somebody needs to tell her they only want pretty dogs.

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

You just couldn’t let it be because you’re southern and obviously racist. //
Current publican leadership need to play that game.

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

The funny part of that – my family is all true Maine and Masschusetts yankees going clear back to the 1700s.
I had to marry into the “southern” family – my father-in-law is originally from Forsythe, GA.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Somebody needs to tell her they only want pretty dogs.

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Has anyone told her she can’t eat the competitors?

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Somebody needs to tell her they only want pretty dogs.

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Has anyone told her she can’t eat the competitors?

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM

She’s promised a doggy bag for Barry.

HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM

IP in communist Hell. He liked Hitler, commies the world over and all the thugs in the world. God, you are moronic.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2014 at 3:47 PM

As much I enjoy the spittle on the lips babbling of the ignorant ragers, it always saddens me a little when you join in.

“He liked Hitler”.

You twit.

verbaloon on January 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Choke on it.

In 1940, Pete Seeger, a member of the Young Communist League, lent his support for the effort to stop America from going to war to fight the Nazis. The Communist-party line at the time was that the war between Britain and Germany was “phony” and a mere pretext for big American corporations to get Hitler to attack Soviet Russia. The album Seeger and his fellow Almanac Singers, an early folk-music group, released was called “Songs for John Doe.” Its songs opposed the military draft and other policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Franklin D, listen to me,
You ain’t a-gonna send me ’cross the sea.
You may say it’s for defense
That kinda talk ain’t got no sense.

You’re dismissed.

F-

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

To the LOONMOBILE!

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Haidt’s research confirmed again.

Axeman on January 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Personally, I like Cheerios.
Especially with a banana sliced up in them.
I find no reason whatsoever to be offended or outraged by Cheerios.

justltl on January 30, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Now, shredded wheat- whole different story.

justltl on January 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM

“He liked Hitler”.
You twit.

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Like I always say “often, especially in your case, it’s best to let them guess about your lack of smarts”.

Until Pete Seeger’s death at 94 last night, he was perhaps the last man alive to say that he supported Hitler, Stalin, and Ho Chi Minh. That’s quite the totalitarian trifecta.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Lanceman, obama-voters – what we discussed last night.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Haidt’s research confirmed again.

Axeman on January 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Great thread. Thanks for the memories. And an old Tina post to boot.

NotCoach on January 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Their strategy is smear and retreat, smear and retreat. They know the smear will be remembered far longer than any fake apology they issue. If they smear the conservatives long enough, the low-information voters will believe it, and unfortunately, they vote. Sheeple.

Conservchik on January 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Lanceman, obama-voters – what we discussed last night.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2014 at 6:13 PM

HEH! I like that one guy at the end.

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Tune in tonight?

verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 2:46 PM

How about some examples…or are you just admitting that you’re a lying sack of crap?

FOAD

Solaratov on January 30, 2014 at 7:12 PM

In the electoral realm, ironically, the country may be more racially divided than it has been in a generation. Obama lost among white voters in 2012 by a margin greater than any victor in American history. The popular opposition to the Administration comes largely from older whites who feel threatened, underemployed, overlooked, and disdained in a globalized economy and in an increasingly diverse country. Obama’s drop in the polls in 2013 was especially grave among white voters.

Actually, what it means is that racist minority voters turned out in mass to elect and re-elect a failure of a President that the rest of the country didn’t want.

Count to 10 on January 30, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Watching this makes me miss Naturo Boy. That troll could spin a single twisted race card into an entire deck. HornetSting on January 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Ahem… for the record, he was banned for threatening to hunt my kids down and kill them.

Akzed on January 31, 2014 at 8:28 AM

I will eat Cheerios when they finally wake up and put some black Cheerios in the box…it’s a racist cereal.

right2bright on January 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Melissa Harris-Perry, is totally lost about what is going on around her unless she has her tampon ear rings on.

MSGTAS on January 31, 2014 at 9:49 AM

So msnbc gets caught FAKING a race incident to attack conservatives with. AGAIN..

and when caught they do the oooppss, some low level clerk did it,

no wonder their ratings are in last place,
they are so in the tank for obama, its pathetic.

so much for tolerance and diversity.

msnbc are the cheerleaders of the obama cult

sniffles1999 on January 31, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Mrs SubmarineDoc voted for Obama in 2008 for that reason. Switched her vote in 2012 when Obama turned out to be incompetent.)

SubmarineDoc on January 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM

My liberal neighbor only rents to blacks. Perhaps she and Mrs. are cut from the same cloth — you must fix racism by being racist yourself.

Sort of sad.

unclesmrgol on January 31, 2014 at 10:14 AM

…they need to be prosecuted… for “ethnic intimidation” !!!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 31, 2014 at 11:32 AM

verbaluce on January 30, 2014

va@inajuice…you have no juice…in your brain!

KOOLAID2 on January 31, 2014 at 11:38 AM

verbie read all the comments and ran away.

Schadenfreude on January 31, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I will eat Cheerios when they finally wake up and put some black Cheerios in the box…it’s a racist cereal.

right2bright on January 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Done, and done.

The Schaef on January 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

It’s okay, verbaluce. We all have to learn new words from somewhere. You should try to wait a week or so after it’s everywhere before you use it so it’s not so obvious, though.
 
rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 4:37 PM

 
What?
 
verbaluce on January 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

 
Anyone else have any trouble following?
 
rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

 
Looks like it was just you again, verbaluce.

rogerb on January 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM

“Most people, I think, have come to the conclusion that a citation of racism works in a similar way to Godwin’s Law. It’s the final, and losing, stage of any argument these days, at least those which involve progressives in any way.”

For me personally, I have decided that anyone who tells someone else that they are racist is being a bully.

And since we now have zero tolerance for bullying, obviously the bully is worse than the racist.

So go ahead, tell me I’m being racist, because then YOU are being a bully … and lose.

NahnCee on February 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

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