There may be a story to be written about how disappointed MSNBC's viewers are in their repeated apologies for statements they support.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) January 30, 2014
Well, there’s certainly a Twitchy post in it. As Twitchy reported, MSNBC president Phil Griffin apologized for the network’s race-baiting tweet, and the staffer responsible was dismissed. The RNC’s Reince Priebus accepted the apology, but there are quite a few MSNBC viewers who haven’t accepted Griffin’s decision to apologize.
Don't y'all act like rightwingers love blacks. Please. MSNBC probably shouldn't have tweeted it, but they said what most of us have.
— Cavs Bae (for now) (@T_dot_Lee_PhD) January 30, 2014
— Rae Busch (@GammaRae206) January 30, 2014
Racists hate to be called racists thats why @Reince whined
— Rita A (@ritaag) January 30, 2014
@msnbc You apologized for speaking the truth? Dumbasses. Stop being such wimps already.
— ecranos (@ecranos) January 30, 2014
— Curtis (@cfreelakers24) January 30, 2014
Why is the right wing so upset over the MSNBC tweet..guess the truth hurts..but the racism spewed by Fox news is ok..#doublestandard
— Kokoa (@kokoa96) January 30, 2014
MSNBC fires someone for telling the truth after faux outrage by the GOP. American politics just hit a new low.
— progressive left (@leftprog) January 30, 2014
— Bonnie Hare (@BJHare) January 30, 2014
— Kyle (@kyleraccio) January 30, 2014
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‘Self unaware overload’: Despicable MSNBC pounded by reality after saying ‘right wing will hate’ biracial family [pics]; Update: MSNBC deletes its tweet and apologizes (for the tweet, not the article)
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) January 10, 2014
“I think we all know what’s going on there [at Fox News],” CNN chief Jeff Zucker told the crowd Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “The Republican Party is being run out of News Corp. headquarters [and] masquerading as a channel.”
RNC chairman Reince Priebus was quick to disagree, tweeting that the Republican Party speaks for itself. Leave it to Piers Morgan to troll Priebus, asking if Fox News boss Roger Ailes had approved the tweet.
Earlier in the week, Ailes had taken a shot at CNN, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the network had “thrown in the towel” when it comes to news. Ailes noted that CNN and Zucker “had a big hit with a whale one night [the documentary Blackfish]. I guess he’s going to do whales a lot. If I were Discovery, I’d be worried.”
Listen up, Zucker and Ailes: this is how things really are.