MSNBC President Fires Staffer And Apologizes For Racially Charged Tweet

Robert Jonathan

MSNBC President Phil Griffin has apologized for the racially offensive Cheerios tweet and fired the employee responsible.

As The Inquisitr previously reported, the now-deleted tweet from MSNBC's official Twitter feed accused so-called rightwingers of hating a Cheerios ad featuring a biracial family.

Prompted by journalist Michelle Malkin, the tweet prompted an uproar on social media from conservative, multicultural families, who tweeted photos of their families directly to the news channel.

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus also declared that all GOP officials would boycott MSNBC until Griffin apologized for the tweet.

Griffin's apology for the race-baiting tweet read as follows:

The tweet last night was outrageous and unacceptable. We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet. I personally apologize to Mr. Priebus and to everyone offended. At MSBNC, we believe in passionate, strong debate about the issues and we invite voices from all sides to participate. That will never change."

According to Washington Post sources, "Griffin is as 'angry' as his colleagues have seen him. In a meeting, he warned of serious and immediate repercussions and ripped the staff about the recent bout of stupid actions, according to the sources."

Given this incident and others such as the Harris-Perry controversy, former MSNBC host S.E. Cupp said that the network is spiraling out of control with its obsession on race and playing the race card. Apart from prison documentaries, ratings-challenged MSNBC has devolved primarily into a 24-hour cheerleading channel for the Obama administration and the liberal/left agenda generally.

The late radio talk show pioneer Bob Grant often said that when it come those who claim to espouse tolerance, "liberals are the ultimate hypocrites."

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