This is the new Cheerios commercial that will be featured during the Super Bowl. Earlier this morning MSNBC tweeted the following
” Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/biracial family.” Right wing organizations expressed their disgust and the network later apologized and deleted the tweet. MSNBC.com executive editor Richard Wolffe tweeted the following “The Cheerios tweet from @msnbc was dumb, offensive and we’ve taken it down. That’s not who we are at msnbc.” The truth is that it is who they are or it never would have been tweeted. oo often we see statements made on the left and right that are explosive and often offensive and until someone says I am offended the statement stands. Only when someone or enough someones complain does a company feel the need to put out the obligatory apology. We live in a world where no one is really sorry they are only caught and when you get caught the next step is to say sorry and move on.
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MSNBC Tweets Right Wing will hate Cheerios commercial and then they apologize…but why did they tweet it in the first place?
Today we are witnessing a rare occurance. The sighting of an humble Chris Christie. He is offering an apology to the people of Fort Lee New Jersey specifically and to the entire state generally. As Sargent Schultz of the televsion show “Hogan’s heroes” used to say “I Know Nothing”. He says he did not have a clue that anything was going on with the traffic or the bridge, but now he knows better. His staff sanctioned the closing of the lanes on the GWB and that action negatively impacted thousands, but Christie who has always been strong and powerful now talks about how much authority he delegates to his staff. This story is evolving. It went from Christie scoffing at this story 3 weeks ago, to apologizing today who knows what tomorrow will bring?
Some people think all is fair in war and politics, but there is a limit. Save your ammunition for the politicians. Leave their family alone and you reach a new low when you go after babies. On Sunday Melissa Harris Perry and her panel took some potshots at Mitt Romney, but his black grandchild was not unscathed. They had a few laughs at the child’s expense and that is simply not right. When the radical right say anything about Sasha and Malia Obama the left goes bonkers, and rightfully so. Well, that same standard should be honored when they talk about the minor children and grandchildren of conservatives. Making jokes about children simply makes adult look mean.
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Virginia Mayor plans ballpark on site of slave cemetery…it would generate jobs, but should it be constructed on sacred ground?
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Throughout the healthcare debate there has been one constant statement by the President, “if you like your health insurance you can keep it”, but that is not true. Now the question is did the president know this statment was not true as he repeated it over and over again? Some are saying the administration did know this statement was not true in every scenario. So if you knowingly repeat something that is sketchy or untrue are you a lying? Yes, you are, but was the president attempting to knowingly deceive us or was he selling the program a little too hard? I regrettably have to conclude this was a lie and that does not sit well with someone who has supported this president out the gate. The Affordable Healthcare Act is a great law in theory but the reality has not been good so far. Hopefully it will get better and heopefully we will not be over sold. Tell the truth expose the flaws. You can’t fix what you do not acknowledge and this system needs a whole lot of fixing.
Earlier this year ESPN veteran broadcast Brent Musburger was struck by Katherine Webb’s beauty. She was the girlfriend of a college quarterback and when Musburger saw her in the stands he went on and on talking about her beauty. Some saw his effusive praise as inappropriate and there were calls for him to apologize. People did not want Webb to simply be viewed as a sex symbol, but where are the voices now? Webb is a more than willing participant in this ad, and had it not been for Musburger she probably would not have even gotten the ad, but look at it. She does not seem to be the victim of anything here, but being the star of an overly suggestive hamburger ad. Somebody does deserve an apology, and that is Brent Musburger.
Philly anchor Joyce Evans compare real shooting to Breaking Bad…140 characters claims another victim
People shot in Philly and anchor Joyce Evans compares it to television show Breaking Bad. Not a good idea. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
As American citizens we are governed by the laws of the land. When you see a red hexagon sign with the word STOP on it what do you do? You don’t just keep driving you stop. You might make a rolling stop, but you stop, but what if you decided you did not like or respect Stop signs. You might decide to simply blow through them, but if a policeman saw you do it you would be given a ticket because you broke the law. You could not say well I disagree with the premise of the sign or in my part of the country we don’t obey Stop signs. It would not work. Well the Republicans don’t like Obamacare, the law of the land. A law that has been upheld as constitutional by the Supreme court, but they still don’t like it. What they will not accept is that after 40 votes to defund it it is still the law and the President will never sign a bill that defunds his signature legislation. So 800,000 people may be furloughed and countless others will suffer, but the Tea party Republicans will shut it down if they do not get their way. The election was almost a year ago and newsflash Mitt Romney lost, but the Tea Party will not surrender. they came to DC to make a difference. They did not come to compromise or govern they came to disrupt, and they have succeeded, but sadly they are the only ones that have.