By Brad Friedman on 2/3/2014, 4:32pm PT  

Exactly as a twitterer from MSNBC had correctly predicted last week, the Rightwing is throwing a shit fit over an awesome, multicultural Super Bowl ad.

Never mind that the Right had only pretended to be outraged by that tweet. And, sure, today's shit fit is over a different ad than the perfectly accurate and appropriate MSNBC tweet had predicted. But, otherwise, MSNBC was absolutely right. (And the cable channel's cowardly execs who felt it necessary to appease the loon RW extremists by deleting the tweet, apologizing for it, and then firing the person who wrote it, were pathetically and embarrassingly wrong.)

The best ad of the day on Super Bowl Sunday --- and not only because it's proven MSNBC's fired twitterer correct --- wasn't the Cheerios ad of note (though it was awesome), it was this ad from Coca-Cola...

Cool, right? Well, apparently not to the extremists who have taken over the mainstream Right in this country, including Glenn Beck who charges today that the ad was meant "to divide us politically"...

"That's all this ad is," Beck said on his show this morning. "It's an in your face --- and if you don't like it, if you're offended by it, then you're a racist. If you do like it, well then you're for immigration. That's what it is. You're for progress. That's all this is --- is to divide people."

Beck, who's not insane at all, says yesterday's "It's Beautiful" ad was somehow in contrast to Coca-Cola's famous 1971 "Hillside" ad.

"Remember Coke used to do a thing and we'd all hold hands?," Beck asked. "Now it's, 'Have a Coke and we'll divide you.'"

Yes. It's Coke that's changed. Not the Right itself. Really? Anybody honestly think the very same xenophobic wingnuts wouldn't be throwing the very same paranoid xenophobic shit fit today had Coke run an ad with multicultural people all holding hands together and singing on a hillside yesterday, instead of in 1971, rather than the ad they ran with multicultural people singing "America the Beautiful" yesterday? For that matter, the 1971 ad is pretty much the very same idea as the ad that ran yesterday, except yesterday's explicitly sang the praises of this country more and included the hashtag "#AmericaIsBeautiful"!

Well, that's outrageous! Boycott!!!

But, you know, to the Glenn Becks of the world, it's Coke that's changed over the last 40 years, not the fact that extremists on the Right have now been allowed to become the mainstream of their party.

Here's the America-hating 1971 ad, in case any of the wingnut loon howler monkeys screaming about yesterday's Coke ad --- celebrating America as beautiful!!! --- weren't alive yet or have forgotten about it in the course of their Fox "News"-induced brainwashing of the last several decades...


Peace.