Smear Patrol: Cheerios Ad Flap Used to Slime Conservatives
It may never occur to liberals that crying wolf ad infinitum where racism doesn't exist makes actual examples less likely to be believed.
The claim has been so abused by the left since this allegedly racist country elected a man of color as president in 2008, then re-elected him four years later, that it is more often met now with skepticism instead of revulsion. (Audio after the jump)
Case in point: liberal radio host Mike Malloy smearing several prominent conservatives in media for racist criticism of a new Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family (h/t for audio, Brian Maloney at mrctv.org) --
They make this little ad with this cute little kid and all of a sudden, you know, the racist trolls come lumbering out of their outhouses and out of their sewage disposal units to start screaming about (drawls) you got a white woman and a black man, look, they got a little baby there. Uh, dammit, white power! White power! You know, that kind of crap. But isn't that, isn't that reflective of the Matt Drudge-Glenn Beck-Rush Limbaugh-Michelle Malkin, you know, this whole tribe of disgusting subhumans that just continue to dominate talk, commercial talk, in this country? Isn't that just so typical? They encourage this, which is surprising for someone like Michelle Malkin, wink wink, nudge nudge, but isn't it just, I mean (pause), oh well.
This from a man who denigrates one of the people he maligns here as Michelle "Crazy Eyes" Malkin -- and Malloy has also done so repeatedly on his radio show. Something tells me that Drudge or Limbaugh or Beck describing any liberal woman of Asian descent in the same manner will surely get them accused of racism.
Cheerios' marketing department stopped allowing comments for the commercial after it was posted on the company's YouTube channel, claiming that many comments were virulently racist. Unfortunately there is no way to confirm this because all of the comments have been taken down. That being the case, how can anyone know for certain where the comments came from? And just out of curiosity, has the controversy been good for sales?
Notice how Malloy doesn't cite a single example of racism in response to the Cheerios ad from those he smears. This would have required a long, ultimately fruitless search, and he simply wasn't up to it. Better to trash and burn, then move to the next target.
Liberals deem any conservative who dares discuss race (in a "nation of cowards," by Holder's pseudo-brave formulation) as immediately suspect, since the left has staked a proprietary claim on all matters racial for the last half century. (Ditto for humor and satire). Which is all the more perverse seeing how left wingers view property ownership as crime. Correction -- they view property as criminal when a conservative owns it.