— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) January 30, 2014
Here’s the message from the programming director of MSNBC, who by coincidence is also the Communications Director for the Republican National Committee, reporting that the person responsible for a heinous and unforgivable act of reverse racism has been fired. But where is the tearful apology? And if Phil Griffin were really sorry, wouldn’t he have at least genuflected before the statue of Ronald Reagan in the Capital Rotunda as a token of his deep regret? And what is the name of the staffer who perpetrated this unforgivable act? Why won’t Phil Griffin name names so we can put this person on the appropriate blacklist? Why is Griffin shielding him or her from the #tcot hash tag army? Just like Benghazi, there are many unanswered questions here.
Update: Here’s the RNC statement:
Chairman Priebus recently spoke by phone with MSNBC President Phil Griffin.
Mr. Griffin apologized for the network’s offensive tweet from Saturday night. As outlined in the letter below, his network has taken corrective action.
We appreciate Mr. Griffin’s admission that their comment was demeaning and disgusting, and the Chairman accepted his apology. We will aggressively monitor the network to see whether their pattern of unacceptable behavior actually changes.
We don’t expect their liberal bias to change, but we will call them out when political commentary devolves into personal and belittling attacks.
Thank you to everyone who joined in our efforts today.
By firing the staffer responsible, Phil Griffin was able to avoid a embarrassing, revenue-destroying boycott of MSNBC by conservatives, which is what Priebus had threatened.