MSNBC forced to apologize for offensive racially charged tweet

It was just a few weeks ago that MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry came under fire for a segment on her show that poked fun at a picture featuring Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson Kieran. And the network has made headlines yet again – this time for a tweet that implied ‘right-wingers’ would not like the latest iteration of a Cheerios commercial featuring a biracial family.

“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” MSNBC Tweeted Wednesday night, linking to the new ad.

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It took no time at all for biracial ‘right wing’ families to take to Twitter using #MyRightWingBiracialFamily to post pictures of their loving, beautiful families. MSNBC ultimately chose to remove the offensive tweet, and the network issued a response asserting that the original message did not reflect MSNBC’s position:

While Glenn was very vocal in defending Harris-Perry earlier this month, the displays of intolerance and racism over at MSNBC are growing too frequent to be passed off as an accident.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

“I have accepted the apologies of MSNBC. We have defended people that we disagree with and said, ‘Look, they don’t mean it that way.’ [But] this is a very big deal because this shows a pattern at MSNBC, and, honestly, Melissa Harris Perry, your apology means a lot less because of this,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I'm sorry, MSNBC, but you are racist, and we know who you are now… They issued an apology and said, ‘We apologize for this tweet, and it doesn't reflect the network or our values.’ Yes, it does.”

Stu was willing to defend the individual who tweeted the message because that person was really just sharing a message that is inline with the sentiments expressed across the network.

“I got to defend the guy a little bit… If you're at MSNBC and you tweet [that] aren't you in the pocket of what everybody is saying? Every day they're entire line-up is just calling conservatives racist. How could they possibly not think that was appropriate,” Stu asked. “Al Sharpton has a show on your network that's a million times worse than this tweet! They haven't apologized for that yet… Think of what Chris Matthews does every day. The only prism he sees anything through is race.”

While the person who tweeted the message is really just an innocent bystander in this situation, Glenn believes the only way for MSNBC to prove it is truly sorry for this latest example of racism is to fire the person responsible.

“Let he tell you something, MSNBC: There is no excuse for it,” Glenn said. “If that is indeed who you aren't, then you should fire that individual and make sure that everybody knows that you fired him – just like ABC did with the ‘chink in the armor’ [reporter]. ‘Chink in the armor’ is a phrase that everybody uses. And it was a wrong firing. But they so overreacted because of the Mouse.”

“But [MSNBC is] so unafraid of calling people racist… They meant this one,” he concluded. “They meant this. And they think they're going to just get away with it, and they probably will. ‘Oh, we retracted that. We're sorry.’ No, it's who you are.”

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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