Well, after RNC chairman Reince Priebus threw a huge fit of fake outrage and got MSNBC president Phil Griffin to apologize and fire a staffer who tweeted “maybe the rightwing will hate it” about that new Cheerios ad with a biracial family, wouldn’t you know the right wing flew into frenzy of racism and nativism about a different Super Bowl ad — the Coca-Cola ad featuring a multi-racial cast singing “America the Beautiful” in many different languages?
Yes, that would be the Coca-Cola ad most normal people saw as a cheerful, positive message, right in line with the “I’d like to buy the world a Coke” theme they’ve been advertising for decades.
And that would be the Coca-Cola ad that led to a huge outbreak of xenophobic rage all over the right wing media today, right after they all complained MSNBC was falsely portraying them as xenophobes.
They really can’t help themselves. At all. Totally out of control, compulsive self-beclowning behavior.
But that really ought to be the last time MSNBC rushes to apologize and fire someone for suggesting the right wing reacts poorly to diversity-themed advertisements. Because they do. In huge numbers.
Meanwhile, please enjoy the Coke ad, if for no other reason than it’s driving the right wing even nuttier than usual.
Here’s an open thread for the 2014 Superb Owl!
Yes, it’s Budweiser and yes, it’s the Super Bowl, and yes, they’re manipulating us, but it’s too cute to care.
Music: Let Her Go by Passenger (c) 2012
Here’s an open thread as we gaze upon the Superb Owl…
Hands down, the year’s most provocative and interesting Super Bowl commercial, from Clint Eastwood.Youtube Video
This year for the first time, you can watch the Super Bowl online at NBC Sports. It requires Microsoft Silverlight, and has a neat picture-in-picture feature that lets you switch between different camera views, including an aerial view of the field.
The game starts at 6pm ET, so in the meantime here’s the Volkswagen Super Bowl ad…Youtube Video
OK, I give in. Here’s a thread for Super Bowl 45, with one of the best ads.Youtube Video
As the Super Bowl draws to its inevitable end (who didn’t like the dramatic hamster ad? or the weird giant toys driving an Acura or whatever it was?), here’s an open thread…
UPDATE at 2/7/10 7:04:49 pm:
Breaking news: a major factor in New Orleans’ win tonight — Bobby Jindal held an exorcism in the locker room right before the game.
Here’s an open thread for Super Bowl discussion, boasting, and/or remorse, as the game heads into the fourth.