So last night, MSNBC tweeted the following:
Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family. on.msnbc.com/1dPgQEU— (@msnbc) January 30, 2014
As you can imagine, right wingers were not amused by this. Actually, anyone with two brain cells to rub together — right winger, left winger or upside down pineapple cake winger — was not amused by this. MSNBC quickly withdrew the tweet, apologized and fired the staffer. I think the third part is a bit of an over-reaction. As offensive as the tweet was, I don’t like anyone losing their job over a moment of stupidity. Honestly, that’s probably not going to be in the top ten of mind-boggling things said by MSNBC this week. The difference is that the other stupid things will be said by high-profile media types MSNBC can’t fire, not low-level tweeters they can. I’m pretty sure “Right Wingers are Raaacists!” is MSNBC catchphrase; their equivalent of “This is CNN.”
But I want to step aside from the outrage machine for a moment, since my outrage-o-meter broke back in naught-seven. Instead, I want to link to what I see as the best response to this. Michelle Malkin responded to MSNBC by tweeting a picture of her own biracial family. This resulted in a hashtag of MyRightwingBiracialFamily that was picked up by hundreds of right wingers, who tweeted pictures of their own multi-racial families. Go here for a sample. Trust me, it will bring a big smile to your face to see the reality of so many conservatives who couldn’t give two shits about what color your skin is with their beautiful happy multi-racial families.
This is how you respond to Left Wing idiocy or any other kind of idiocy. Don’t get angry and sign petitions. Don’t demand rote apologies from people haven’t given a sincere one since kindergarten. Show them how wrong and stupid they are, how misinformed they are, how out of date they are.
MSNBC’s tweet made them look like assholes; the twitter response made them look like the misinformed fools that they are. That’s awesome.