Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is launching a boycott of MSNBC over an incendiary tweet from the network that suggested “the rightwing” would “hate” a television ad featuring a biracial family, Breitbart News has learned.
“Until you personally and publicly apologize for this behavior, I have banned all RNC staff from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC. I have asked Republican surrogates and officials to follow our lead,” Priebus told MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a letter sent today.
Priebus also sent a memo to Republican officials and surrogates urging them not to appear on the network until Griffin apologizes.
MSNBC’s tweet, sent from the network’s official account last night at 8:06pm, said, “Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go aww” and linked to a Cherios ad “w/ biracial family.”
I’m pretty ambivalent about this. Sure, boycott them. They almost never ask real conservatives on their network, anyway. Usually, it’s an establishment Repub, so it’s about conversation between Dems and Dem lite. But, on the rare occasion they actually ask someone with an opposing view, it’s worth the watch because the conservative nearly always hands the MSNBC people their azzes. So, there’s a tradeoff.
Look, MSNBC is on their way to obscurity. NBC, itself, is a little further behind, but, moving in that direction, anyway. But, will, the narcissistic politicians be able to resist the temptation of seeing themselves on TV? I doubt it.