LOL! MSNBC claims its conservative-smearing tweet ‘isn’t who we are’
The Cheerios tweet from @msnbc was dumb, offensive and we've taken it down. That's not who we are at msnbc.
— Richard Wolffe (@richardwolffedc) January 30, 2014
After an outcry from Twitter conservatives, MSNBC has deleted and apologized for its tweet accusing right-wingers of hating biracial families. Absurdly, MSNBC executive editor Richard Wolffe claims the tweet doesn’t reflect the network’s views.
We are deleting the earlier offensive tweet. It does not reflect msnbc's position and we apologize.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 30, 2014
Ha ha! That’s a good one!
Of course, nobody was fooled:
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) January 30, 2014
— Veronica L. Vera (@Three_13) January 30, 2014
— SD Meyer (@meyerracnswoman) January 30, 2014
I'm sorry, but @MSNBC has done far too much lately to hype racial tensions to just walk that back.
— David Freddoso (@freddoso) January 30, 2014
You mean: "We are sorry we directly stated what our coverage insinuates 24 hours-per-day." @msnbc
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) January 30, 2014
MSNBC apologizes for tweet accusing the right of being racist. No word if they will apologize for MSNBC news doing the same daily.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) January 30, 2014
Editor’s note: In an earlier version of this post, there was a typo in Richard Wolffe’s name. We regret the error.