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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So something that happened a year ago that they did apologize for....banned for free speech.

    Why would you wait a year for an apology which did come? I don't understand why now.

    I can't imagine that some of you will be as sanguine if the DNC bans Fox.
    It seems that someone at MSNBC thought it would be a splendid idea to repeat that old line again because some version of the commercial is airing again this weekend. Now they've apologized again. I think it could be an attempt to get that elusive 6th viewer over there.

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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Agreed. It seems as though Reince Priebus is cutting off his nose to spite his face. Banning Republicans from appearing on MSNBC is pretty stupid, in my opinion.
    Indeed, Republicans should not act like Democrats.
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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

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    Aiken, Murdoch, ring any bells?
    They could be. They're bound to be qualified to do something. I mean, everybody is, right?

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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It was strictly the MSNBC Twitter account that put out the offending tweet (and not an anchor)?

    The USA Today article only displays the removal and apology, not the original.

    The person or persons involved obviously overstepped their bounds. I'm sure the opinion is widely shared among the staff, but they should have at least muted it a great deal more.
    let me guess ..you dont even know who that person was within MSNBC....

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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    let me guess ..you dont even know who that person was within MSNBC....
    If you are asking whether or not I am aware as to who at MSNBC is given control to the station's twitter account, I am not.
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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    In truthfulness, that felt good Z.
    I'm still a long way from being "there" so please be patient with me.

    IMO, this is Priebus's continued mantra against NBC to not only prevent them from doing any GOP primary debates,
    but the general election ones also.

    Surely you see this game of Reince's, as astute as you are .
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    For the love of pete, why is it that so many people on both sides of the political aisle are so glarringly ignorant about what the first amendment means.

    NOTHING about this is a violation or a disgrace to the first amendment. While the Republican Party has members who run for government, the party itself is not "the government". The party choosing to not do business with another business due to the actions of that business is not in any way a first amendment issue. At all.

    God, we just got done with this round of idiotic thought with the Duck Dynasty folks and people claiming their 1st amendment rights to free speech were infringed (they weren't)...now we're going to have to hear it on this too?

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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Agreed. It seems as though Reince Priebus is cutting off his nose to spite his face. Banning Republicans from appearing on MSNBC is pretty stupid, in my opinion. Perhaps the Republicans should bring Michael Steel back, I think he did a much better job than Priebus does.

    Eh, disagree. I don't think it was stupid, I just don't think it's smart. At the end of the day it'll be a big nothing. MSNBC was obviously going to put out an apology and pull it, because it's just asking for bad pub. Much as Fiddytree suggested, while I'm sure most of the people over there feel that way, it's just not a good look to put it out there so blatantly and obvious. Basically it was a threat that had no need to have teeth on it....MSNBC wasn't going to let the tweet stay, so the Republicans weren't going to actually end up boycotting MSNBC, and in the process by making a fuss over it they just brought more attention to the tweet.

    Now, I think the tweet was stupid but not worthy of some great outrage or anger because it's not really surprising...but I don't think it's a "cutting their nose off to spite their face" type of situation by making a pointless gambit to get it a little more media attention.

    Ultimately, I don't think Republicans need to worry too much about pissing off MSNBC and Democrats don't really need to worry too much about pissing off FOX, because neither network is really gonig to likely magically treat them differently and neither networks common viewer is really going to be significantly receptive to their message if they're on the network anyways. That doesn't mean I think it'd be smart for either to LEGITIMATELY boycott the other; I think that'd be foolish. But this? It was an empty threat in my mind that was done for political reasons because Priebus knew there was no way that MSNBC doesn't take some kind of action regarding the tweet.

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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    Republican Party bans MSNBC over ‘offensive’ tweet tied to Cheerios ad | OnPolitics

    my only question is does anyone really expect better from MSNBC?
    One has to wonder why this tweet came out now when the commercial has been airing, at least in Canada, for seven months. Didn't we have a discussion about this ad here on DP last summer?

    The only rationale for MSNBC to bring it up now is to incite racial animous and tension and by the hint-hint, wink-wink attempt to make it seem as if rightwingers are the only racists, it just prolongs the liberal left's obsession with exploiting race and racism for political gain.
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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    In truthfulness, that felt good Z.
    I'm still a long way from being "there" so please be patient with me.
    Trust me, my response had much less to do with WHO made the comment I was responding to, and just the fact that I'm soooooo tired of people screaming "1ST AMENDMENT! FREE SPEECH" on things that it just doesn't apply. It gets old really quick.

    I understand completely why Priebus did it. I see the political strategy for it, but I just don't really think it's that big of a deal to be worth it. But it doesn't really bother me, and its definitely not a free speech issue.

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    Re: Republican Party bans MSNBC over 'offensive' tweet'

    I don't get it.
    What about the tweet does the Right Wing find offensive?
    Is there anything about the tweet that they would deny to be accurate or to be anything other than entirely appropriate?

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