MSNBC has fired the employee who sent out a controversial Tweet involving a Cheerios commercial that features a biracial family.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, MSNBC president Phil Griffin called the Tweet “outrageous and unacceptable.”
Fuck you, Griffin. You are the guy who created the atmosphere at MSNBC in which all of your employees feel free to spout garbage like this whenever the whim strikes them.
You claim to be running a news operation, but you’re really running a left-wing propaganda mill, and you know damned well that’s what it is. Whether you’re doing it out of ideological certitude, or as a ploy to increase profits, you need to own it. Smarmy, unmeant apologies aren’t cutting the mustard. Not any more.
If you really believe this moron was out of bounds, and want to make sure something like this never happens again, take a leaf from the Dick Metcalf affair, and fire yourself along with her.