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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Still waiting on a family photo of the “token” white adopted child of the Sharpton, Harrith-Perry, or that Toure douchecannon. Or even a black cat owned by Maddow.

Jeddite on January 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

The LOOK on that mom’s face… priceless!

pookysgirl on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

nonpartisan, please pick up the multi-colored courtesy phone…

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Where are the gays-couple Superbowl ads???

Soon???????????????????

Eph on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

I smell a rat. There is absolutely no reason that either of these ads would be considered controversial. I suspect this is a manufactured “controversy” intended to garner attention.

If I’m right it is a clever scam – make an innocuous biracial ad, then claim it provoked a racist reaction. Since the YouTube comments were shut down, you don’t have to prove anything. Even if you did, the ad company just astroturfs some anonymous trolls to post racist comments.

Instant free publicity.

Not that it lets MSNBC off the hook.

myiq2xu on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

They don’t seem to learn from their mistakes do they? Explains the second term of The Won and the continued fawning adulation.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

[Impersonation of a Black College Assistant Professor]


“The outrage displayed by conservatives in this non-scandal just proves the racism inherent in conservatives.”

[/Impersonation of a Black College Assistant Professor]

Jeddite on January 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

“MSNBC’s apologetic pathology.”

Pathetic should fit in there somewhere.

Oldnuke on January 30, 2014 at 12:05 PM

MSNBC – the network of hypocrisy, projection, and non-stop racebaiting….

…Continuing to prove that hard left liberalism is a mental disorder.

Athos on January 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

OH MY GOD, THERE’S A WHITE WOMEN IN THAT AD!! MY CONSERVATIVE SENSIBILITIES ARE SHOCKED!!!!

NotCoach on January 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

From the WaPo link by Erik Wemple, a Low-IQ Dem comment:

MSNBC apologizes. Fox News never apologizes. MSNBC makes no bones about the fact it has a liberal slant. Fox News claims to be “fair and balanced.”

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Race-baiting Network…

OmahaConservative on January 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

I think General Mills needs to explain why they hate black women so much.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Nope. The commercial offends me. A world that ends up with all people looking alike, like the little girl, would be boring and drab, and would fit right in with the elite lording power over the masses. No thanks.

HiJack on January 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

I smell a rat. There is absolutely no reason that either of these ads would be considered controversial. I suspect this is a manufactured “controversy” intended to garner attention.

myiq2xu on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Me thinks you’re right, but we also have to consider the mental deficiencies of the source here. I remember the original ad and the only thing I ever thought of it was,”Cute”. These leftist racists? All they ever see is color. Nothing is allowed to stand on its own without first notifying everyone in the world what color each person involved is.

NotCoach on January 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Limbaugh is leading off today’s show with this…

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Total ass-hattery.
Besides, this ad had played months ago.
Seems I remember a slight dustup back the, too, but not like this, against the right.
Grownups do NOT inhabit PMSNBC.

pambi on January 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Considering how fast dems are running from appearing with obama at events

how they are not talking obamacare

its the ole RACE CARD for 2014 . . . .

sniffles1999 on January 30, 2014 at 12:12 PM

So a black man is an involved husband and father? Why does MSNBC hate black men who are involved fathers?

rbj on January 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Ed, you made a mistake in your post. All posts featuring an image of MHP must be the pictures of her wearing tampon earrings. All other images are unacceptable.

NotCoach on January 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

So msnbc just totally CREATED a racial event and blamed it on conservatives . . . .

hey maybe they can do a show on ACTUAL EVENTS

Benghazi

Fast n furious

obama illegially bypassing congress

irs violating tea party rights

nsa spying

oh and the new debt ceiling

sniffles1999 on January 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

don’t forget, willie geist showed the ad without mentioning the controversy this am…crickets from the rest of the msdnc hacks….

what’s the saying….

Once is an Event. Twice is a Coincidence. Three or more times is a pattern.

nothing to see here
-richard wolffe

ed there is an update via drudge…rnc is calling for all rnc staff etc to boycott msdnc appearance until griffen apologizes

cmsinaz on January 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

I wonder if Brit Hume will think this is just more of the “Hurt Feelings Industry” at work?

Jackson on January 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Since when do you need to negotiate with your first child about having a second one?

The hard part is getting enough alone time with your spouse to make the second one.

myiq2xu on January 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Is it possible that General Mills PR people ran straight to the race baiters hoping to get them to unilaterally start talking about the commercial?

That was the plan, Stan.

myiq2xu on January 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Bunch of sorry asses.

phatfawzi on January 30, 2014 at 12:15 PM

It’s cute, and it sells Cheerios.

Cute? That little kid is about as cut throat a negotiator as they come. What’s so cute about that? ;0

Seriously, and I don’t know if it was by design, this may be the first bi-racial couple (yeah whatever) but the mom is shown so briefly and by herself it is almost as if they are trying to hide the fact. Of course, there might be multiple “moms” that they focus grouped before landing on the white one.

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

A&E did it better.

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Where are you trolls who comment on anything racial in nature?

itsspideyman on January 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

MSNBC aside, I thought it was a great ad. In fact, with it’s family message and low key presentation, it’s main appeal will be to conservatives.

ElectricPhase on January 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Of course, there might be multiple “moms” that they focus grouped before landing on the white one.

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:16 PM

They’ve used this “family” before where the mom gets more air time and the dad is asleep on the sofa.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

So a black man is an involved husband and father? Why does MSNBC hate black men who are involved fathers?

rbj on January 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Because there is something abnormal about this ad. An involved black father who is probably even the baby daddy of both the little girl and her new brother or sister. He’s going to be around to help raise them. And…… they clearly live in suburbia.

Again, really abnormal. /

Seriously, I’m more surprised that the husband is depicted as smart and engaged- this is not the way men are usally shown in commercials.

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:22 PM

As sensitive as the knuckleheads at MSNBC are, I’m surprised they didn’t take issue with a black man at home asleep on the couch while his wife and child were up and active. Surprised they didn’t see this as perpetuating the “lazy” stereotype.

Tater Salad on January 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Where are you trolls who comment on anything racial in nature?
 
itsspideyman on January 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

 
Waiting for a Faux News!!! thread.

rogerb on January 30, 2014 at 12:23 PM

You guys can’t get ANYTHING right – Can You?

Your headline is not just VAGUE – it’s MISLEADING…the CORRECT headline should be:

“Network that mocked biracial family accuses conservatives of freak-out over Biracial Family (in Cheerios ad,) or something”

williamg on January 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Where are you trolls who comment on anything racial in nature?

itsspideyman on January 30, 2014 at 12:18 PM

In nature?

If that’s the case they are probably getting ramped up to be offended that the Honey Nut Cheerio bee wasn’t included in the family tableau.

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

It has been my experience that it is black women that hate white women that take black males. Is that racist? I think so.

jukin3 on January 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

If liberals are “color blind” how do they know this is bi-racial?

right2bright on January 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:25 PM

heh

cmsinaz on January 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM

So a black man is an involved husband and father? Why does MSNBC hate black men who are involved fathers?

rbj on January 30, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Libs hate conservative black men who are involved husbands and fathers. Clarence Thomas, for example. Part of the lefty bile is towards his white wife (the rest at his conservaive judicial philosphy.) Both aspects include claim he is not authentically black or soemthing like that.

I guess MSNBC assumes the Cheerios parents are registered Democrats.

Wethal on January 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Toure will explain all of this so we can understand
how we’re racists.

ToddPA on January 30, 2014 at 12:32 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.

If only it were the case that “most people” have come to that conclusion.

J.S.K. on January 30, 2014 at 12:33 PM

C’mon MSDNC. Don’t you know anything? Conservatives, actually all Republicans are upset with that disgusting Cheerios ad because that really cute kid is actually going to get a puppy. WE HATE PUPPIES!!!

NOMOBO on January 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Where is the outcry by the GLBTQ community that this is heteronormative bigotry and hatred!! How dare the father point out that their family consists of a mommy and daddy????? /sarc!

ihasurnominashun on January 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

I wonder how that person named Rachel is doing following
the AddaDicktoMe procedure it underwent?

ToddPA on January 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

What’s amusing is their Golden Boy Rowan Farrow is a prolific twitterer and fancies himself clever. He’s just dying to step in it, and almost did when writing about the disabled Sergeant with the brain injury the other night:
“So he has trouble with his left side? He’s just like congress!” Har har.

Marcus on January 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Just another example of the disrespect that Comcast has for the viewing public with their continued effort, by upper management, of supporting the lowly watch, socialist network of MSNBC. Just too bad many people don’t have a secondary cable supplier in their respective areas.

regmgr on January 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

MSNBC has become the North Korea of newschannels these days. Sabre rattling little pissants that provoke others into a response in the juvenile behavior of getting attention. North Korea throws out a firebrand comment of declaring nuclear winter upon the US and here is MSNBC throwing firebombs at conservatives.

IGNORE THEM! MSNBC is a joke. I call upon all civil human beings of all political inclinations to shun them as much as the eleven jurors did so in Twelve Angry Men in response to the bigot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTDhgR3p12w

islandman78 on January 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

I’d do a follow-up commercial with Mom having had an Asian baby.

justltl on January 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

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canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

And sometimes it represents institutional morays and prejudices.

They have eels at MSNBC? I think he means institutional mores.

Trafalgar on January 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

RNC Banning MSLSD,……and more DNC/MSM’rs to come,
if they keep pulling these, so-called quaint Racist
stunts!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Little girl reminds me of Shirley Temple.

Lanceman on January 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I’d do a follow-up commercial with Mom having had an Asian baby.

justltl on January 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

if Republicans in Texas were smart, they’d do a commercial
with the family eating Cheerios with the Dad and kids there,
and a place setting for Mom, but nobody there.

Fellow Texans, this IS WENDY DAVIS.

ToddPA on January 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Is this the commercial where the little girl puts Cheerios on her daddy’s chest to protect his heart?

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

The end is nye.

celtic warrior on January 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Always the same mistake. The MSNBC idiocy speaks for itself. If you start jumping up and down and yelling about it, it takes the heat off of MSNBC and puts attention squarely on you.

How can they be so f’n dumb?

ElectricPhase on January 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

I’d do a follow-up commercial with Mom having had an Asian baby.

justltl on January 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

She looks at her dumbstruck husband…

“What?”

CurtZHP on January 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

A HORRIBLE ad! The young girl is showing ‘negotiating tendencies’- and that means she may grow up be become…a LAWYER! Oh, the humanity!

michaelo on January 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Melissa is living proof that advanced education won’t make a moron any smarter.

Speaking of racism, has anyone noticed how news about the Maryland mall killer ended once it was learned the killer was black?

bw222 on January 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Earlier, this account tweeted an offensive line about the new Cheerios ad. We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.

— msnbc (@msnbc) January 30, 2014

if it wasn’t the policy why was it tweeted??

RonK on January 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

And sometimes it represents institutional morays and prejudices.

They have eels at MSNBC? I think he means institutional mores.

Trafalgar on January 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

When you swim in the sea
And an eel bites your knee
That’s A MORAY!!!

CurtZHP on January 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

bw222 on January 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I am hoping against hope that the media has just decided not to give any of these jackazzes the notoriety they crave.

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Is this the commercial where the little girl puts Cheerios on her daddy’s chest to protect his heart?

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Same “family”, but a different ad.

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I’m as conservative as the next guy, and I got warm feeling watching the ad.

I would expect more pushback from the left, because the husband, by marrying a white woman, isn’t “down for the struggle”.

Reno_Dave on January 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Smart glasses + The “Keepin’ it Real” Weave 3000.

teacherman on January 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM

When you swim in the sea
And an eel bites your knee
That’s A MORAY!!!

CurtZHP on January 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

:-)

Flange on January 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM

If that ad really wanted to reflect reality, then it’s a white dad and a black mom in the suburbs.

I’m friends with several couples of that makeup in the ‘burbs, but none of the opposite.

And that ad would cause massive controversy without MSNBC.

budfox on January 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM

It’s quite obvious that who has the problem with this is the left wing. Personally, I’m going to encourage my lilly white kids to marry someone with some melanin in them so that my grandkids can minimize their chances of skin cancer.

besser tot als rot on January 30, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I would expect more pushback from the left, because the husband, by marrying a white woman, isn’t “down for the struggle”.

Reno_Dave on January 30, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I don’t know. They’ve always been cool with Clarence Thomas.

besser tot als rot on January 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

C’mon MSDNC. Don’t you know anything? Conservatives, actually all Republicans are upset with that disgusting Cheerios ad because that really cute kid is actually going to get a puppy. WE HATE PUPPIES!!!

NOMOBO on January 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM

If they do get a puppy, it won’t be black, because this biracial couple, like the rest of us, is probably racist:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2538920/Black-dog-syndrome-More-black-dogs-without-homes-color-fur.html

Reno_Dave on January 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

BTW, Where was this institutional agnst at MSDNC when Bud featured both a puppy AND a Clydesdale in the same ad? It’s clear that Melissa Harris-Perry is at least 1/4 jackass and yet she wasn’t mocking the (literal) puppy love of that ad?

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

You know, I had seen the ad probably a dozen times, and it STILL had never registered that the kid was biracial and the parents one of each. When it started being pointed out, I had to wait for it to come on and look again. IT HAD NEVER REGISTERED. I guess that proves either a) how un-racist I am, or b) how little attention I manage to pay to commercials, or both…

The funny thing is, NOW I am boycotting General Mills products until they respond to the MSNBC racism with a statement of outrage of their own, because I get the impression they don’t feel any. I, and half of America, was insulted, unfairly and outrageously, using their ad as a weapon. You’d think they would not like that. I sure wouldn’t, if I was in the business of selling a commercial product. But if they ARE fine with that, then they don’t want my business.

Dirty Creature on January 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

If they do get a puppy, it won’t be black, because this biracial couple, like the rest of us, is probably racist:

Reno_Dave on January 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Hey, there is a matter of practicality here. A newborn in a family with a young girl and two busy parents……….

Dogs shed. The biggest criteria is going to be that the puppy matches the sofa.

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

MSNBC sees things in Black and White…and, they’re RED all over.

kingsjester on January 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Is this the commercial where the little girl puts Cheerios on her daddy’s chest to protect his heart?

Cindy Munford on January 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

That’s a good commercial.

ToddPA on January 30, 2014 at 12:58 PM

From the WaPo link by Erik Wemple, a Low-IQ Dem comment:

MSNBC apologizes. Fox News never apologizes. MSNBC makes no bones about the fact it has a liberal slant. Fox News claims to be “fair and balanced.”

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2014 at 12:08 PM

I’ve seen such thinking but only in the worst behaved children.

Vera71 on January 30, 2014 at 12:59 PM

You know, I had seen the ad probably a dozen times, and it STILL had never registered that the kid was biracial and the parents one of each.

Dirty Creature on January 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Then you aren’t a good liberal. Race and gender would be the first things that would have registered. At which point you would have been offended that the parents were in stereotypical roles with the mom making sandwiches or something while the dad was doing the math. ;0

P.S. MSDNC gets into these situations because there is little the left can’t find a way to be offended over.

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Hey, there is a matter of practicality here. A newborn in a family with a young girl and two busy parents……….

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Hence the expression on Mom’s face.

Reno_Dave on January 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

If liberals are “color blind” how do they know this is bi-racial?

right2bright on January 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM

…but they don’t Know that Obama is Bi-Racial.

Crazy World, huh?

ToddPA on January 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

The thing that is REALLY stupid about this is that they based this whole “We’re still a very racist nation” over YOUTUBE comments! Seriously, most of the people are trolls and even MOBYs or race pimps tryhing to cause contraversy.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

I’d do a follow-up commercial with Mom having had an Asian baby.

justltl on January 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Why not? It would reflect reality to a lot of people.
I’ve got a half-sister (she’s half white, half Eskimo) who had 4 kids while married to a very white blonde haired blue-eyed Jewish guy. The 2 middle kids were very dark skinned with very curly dark hair – and both of those girls eventually married black guys….
I’ve always wondered what white Dad thought when those 2 kids were born that didn’t look ANYTHING like him.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 1:01 PM

I haven’t read the comments yet. Has any lib brought up the one poll regarding republicans of some state and inter-racial marriages, while at the same time completely ignoring the fact that the stats for dems on the same survey couldn’t be found anywhere (gee…wonder why…)?

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Hence the expression on Mom’s face.

Reno_Dave on January 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Oh I know! But that little girl wasn’t going to take “goldfish” or “hamster” for an answer. Not for a little brother or sister!

Happy Nomad on January 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Dirty Creature on January 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM

You’re obviously racist because you don’t notice their color, or something….

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Can we somehow work in RGIII and his white girlfriend into the controversy? It is a football game.

monalisa on January 30, 2014 at 1:04 PM

That’s cuter than the Budweiser one.

gophergirl on January 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

May not be PC, but anytime anyone mentions race with this President I just say: “Remember when 93% of whites voted for Romney…”

nextgen_repub on January 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Always the same mistake. The MSNBC idiocy speaks for itself. If you start jumping up and down and yelling about it, it takes the heat off of MSNBC and puts attention squarely on you.

How can they be so f’n dumb?

ElectricPhase on January 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

ElectricPhase:Boinking Dumb indeed,..there seems to be a consistent
pattern!–:)

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Speaking of racism, has anyone noticed how news about the Maryland mall killer ended once it was learned the killer was black?

bw222 on January 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Yeah, and it also didn’t help their cause that the mall was a gun free zone and was located in a community that was planned and built by Liberals several decades ago. At the time they billed it as Utopia.

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2014 at 1:07 PM

MSNBC’s apologetic pathology

You meant “pathetic apology,” right?

steebo77 on January 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM

The LOOK on that mom’s face… priceless!

pookysgirl on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

My sentiments, exactly.

ConservativePartyNow on January 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM

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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Out of Touch!

canopfor on January 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM

+1 KJ

cmsinaz on January 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM

The LOOK on that mom’s face… priceless!

pookysgirl on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

This is why men are always in trouble with their wives. lol

ConservativePartyNow on January 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Comcast had better clean house and stop the bleeding.

kingsjester on January 30, 2014 at 1:13 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.

Sadly, we’re not to that point yet. But the more the extreme left falls back on charges of racism, the closer we get.

I’m not sure at what point homophobe and misogynist will join the Godwin’s Law clump, but it’s probably inevitable. But we recently had a Supreme Court Justice declare that the only possible reason to oppose same sex marriage is bigotry, so it may take a while longer.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 30, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Hmmm except that Cheerios did fave enormous backlash when the commercial first aired on YouTube. This is an old story.

libfreeordie on January 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM

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