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RNC Chair Reince Priebus bans staff from appearing on 'poisoned' MSNBC

RNC Chair Rience Preibus bans RNC staff from appearing on MSNBC.
RNC Chair Rience Preibus bans RNC staff from appearing on MSNBC.Pete Marovich/Getty Images

In a scathing letter sent Thursday to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, RNC Chair Reince Priebus said in no uncertain terms that his staff is banned from appearing on the network. The letter was sent in response to an offensive tweet put out by MSNBC claiming conservatives would hate a new Cheerios ad featuring a biracial family.

"Sadly," he wrote, "such petty and demeaning attacks have become a pattern at your network. With increasing frequency many of your hosts have personally denigrated and demeaned Americans -- especially conservative and Republican Americans -- without even attempting to further meaningful political dialogue."

Priebus said he enjoyed appearing on "decent" programs like "Morning Joe" and "Daily Rundown," but said the entire network has become "poisoned" as a result of the hateful behavior by many of the network's hosts.

"Until you personally and publically apologize for this behavior," he added, "I have banned all RNC staff from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC."

He also encouraged other GOP officials and surrogates to follow his lead.

A post at Twitchy said it "remains to be seen" if the letter will have the desired result.

MSNBC apologized for the offensive tweet, but the issue is much deeper than a single message on Twitter.

As we and others have reported time and again, the network continues to act as little more than the propaganda arm of the DNC, attacking and smearing conservatives on a daily basis.

On Wednesday, for example, Newsbusters said MSNBC's Alex Wagner issued a condescending and sexist tweet attacking Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., for the setting used in her response to the State of the Union.

"Living room. Lady on a settee. Where's the needlepoint?" she asked.

Matthew Balan called it the latest example of "if it weren't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all," a statement attributed to conservative talk show host Chris Plante.

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