Finally someone says what the rest of us were thinking when yet another phony controversy got foisted upon us this week. In this case the outrage over a tweet by some anonymous MSNBC staffer. Uygur correctly breaking it down to MSNBC's desperate need for access to the Republican Party which makes them, or at least MSNBC President Phil Griffin, fold at every opportunity. Cenk Uygur's reaction can be summarised as follows: "WTF, MSNBC?" Which probably explains why he no longer works there as much as anything.
"Does someone at MSNBC get a bonus for every media report that includes the name "MSNBC" and the word "apology"? This time, the cable news network apologized for a tweet it posted last night suggesting/fearing/hoping conservatives would not like the new Cheerios Super Bowl ad, and directing readers to its report on the ad. The spot features the same interracial family used in an earlier Cheerios commercial that set off quite a discussion — YouTube's comments section on the ad was turned off when the talk got particularly heinous. "Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family," MSNBC tweeted, directing readers to its report and ad video.
Outrage ensued, with headlines including "MSNBC Slimes 'Right Wing' as Racist Over Cheerios Ad," and "MSNBC Trolls The Right With Cheerios Tweet," among others."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.