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Why Did MSNBC Management Apologize to the RNC Over A Tweet?

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  • Punta Gorda, FL
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    I saw a item broadcasted on The Young Turks highly critical of MSNBC's management's opology to the RNC and RNC's chairman over a tweet originating from MSNBC and resulting in the tweeter being fired. I fail to understand MSNBC's position and are very much disappointed by their gutless posture.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    It's not ..."gutless posture"... it's political correctness.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Was this the tweet where the tweeter tweeted texts out of content said by former Gov. Mike Huckabee?
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    No, I think this was the tweet by a staffer from MSNBC about the Cheerios Super Bowl commercial, that featured the interracial family.

    The tweet wasn't terrible, but was a little over the top. Anyone in the TV News business knows, or SHOULD know that you can't say what you think, you have to say the politically correct version of what you think.

    Google MSNBC apology Cheerios.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Sounds like MSNBC might need some type of filter for their tweeters or at least someone who can set a policy about errant tweets or E-mails.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    This was the tweet that got Republicans so upset and the MSNBC staffer fired:

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

    It was sent from an MSNBC account and was deleted.

    Would Fox News uphold their staff to the same standard?
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    This is the 2014 version of political correctness.

    People on BOTH sides desperately looking for something, anything from the other side that is so offensive that it demands an apology.

    The Coke ad, and Duck Dynasty, are other recent examples.

    And the wussification of America continues.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Nothing to apologize for, the tweet was honest and factual! They should stop trying to suck up to the enemy and fight them, and yes, Fox and the Republicans are the enemies of all caring, honest people in this country!
  • Independent
    Widefield, CO
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    If nothing else they owed an apology for trying to create news instead of reporting it. MSNBC's job is to report news, by posting a tweet like that before there was any real outcry (not sure if there was any before the tweet, I stay off twitter as a matter of principle [Is it just me or is Twitter's identifier for they stock market TWIT?]) was, at least to me, an attempt to create news and racial outcry before there was any.

    RanmaMOJ
  • Democrat
    Pensacola, FL
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    Here is a link to a great article posted on Daily Kos.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/03/1274718/-The-Sniveling-Apologizers-at-...

    The various Hosts of Fox News would not put up with this treatment for a minute and what's more their management of Fox would not ask them to. What is wrong with MSNBC? If you always take the high road in a gutter fight you are going to find yourself losing most of the time.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    Daily Kos knows that this is all about political correctness just as all the other "news" organizations do. And they write their story to play to their audience, just like the other "news" outlets will, if they choose to write about this earth shattering story.

    This guy who sent the tweet was probably very expendable, or he would still be there. If one of their star talking heads like Rachel had sent it out, I would expect she'd still have her job.

    Martin Bashir was sent packing, I mean he resigned, because of his Palin comment on the air and from what I have heard if his ratings had been better he would still be there, too.

    "Money is the answer to all your questions." I don't know who first said that, but it's usually true.