MSNBC has a history of accusing conservatives of racism and then backpedaling.
On Wednesday, the cable channel’s official Twitter account sent out a message about an upcoming Super Bowl ad from Cheerios which shows a handsome interracial family at breakfast, suggesting “Maybe the rightwing will hate it.”
Below is just a partial list of recent incidents in which MSNBC hosts or other affiliates made outrageous statements about conservatives which were then followed up with apologies, suspensions, or firings.
In December, MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel of guests mocked a picture of Mitt Romney, his wife Ann, and their 21 grand children — one of whom is black. One guest on the show said that the picture “really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party.” Another said, “One of these things is not like the other.”
Harris-Perry issued a tearful apology, which Romney later accepted. “I am deeply sorry that we suggested that interracial families are in any way funny or deserving of ridicule,”she said.
Last November, daytime host Martin Bashir responded to comments made by Sarah Palin on the topic of slavery by saying that someone should treat her the way some slaves were once treated — by urinating or defecating in her mouth. After weeks of debate, Bashir eventually resigned.
On his primetime show “All In,” Chris Hayes had a segment marking the 50th anniversary of former Alabama governor George Wallace blocking two black students from entering the University of Alabama. Hayes ran a chyron that labeled Wallace a Republican even though he was a Democrat.
Hayes later apologized for the error on Twitter writing “This was a stupid, inexcusable, historically illiterate mistake. I should have caught it and apologize for failing to.”
Read the full article at The Daily Caller.
Also see the Independent Journal Review’s 25 Examples of MSNBC Race-Baiting, Lies & Left-Wing Nonsense