Reporters finally discovered YouTube comments and have dutifully added these voices to our national dialogue.
Why the Cheerios Racism Controversy Was Bad Journalism

In the past few days, you may have gotten wind of a media frenzy concerning a harmless Cheerios commercial featuring an adorable little girl pouring cereal on her sleeping father.
And according to such news sites as NPR, USA Today, the New York Times, Yahoo, ABC, and the Huffington Post, this totally innocuous ad riled up throngs of bigoted wackjobs incensed about the ad’s incidentally interracial couple who enjoy bland grain loops.
But where did all this racist invective come from? Was this a smear campaign orchestrated by those evil bastards at Cracklin’ Oat Bran?
To answer that, you have to go back to a widely cited article on Adweek that apparently first broke the news that some people were penning nasty comments about the commercial … on YouTube. 

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Reporters finally discovered YouTube comments and have dutifully added these voices to our national dialogue.

Why the Cheerios Racism Controversy Was Bad Journalism

In the past few days, you may have gotten wind of a media frenzy concerning a harmless Cheerios commercial featuring an adorable little girl pouring cereal on her sleeping father.

And according to such news sites as NPR, USA Today, the New York Times, Yahoo, ABC, and the Huffington Post, this totally innocuous ad riled up throngs of bigoted wackjobs incensed about the ad’s incidentally interracial couple who enjoy bland grain loops.

But where did all this racist invective come from? Was this a smear campaign orchestrated by those evil bastards at Cracklin’ Oat Bran?

To answer that, you have to go back to a widely cited article on Adweek that apparently first broke the news that some people were penning nasty comments about the commercial … on YouTube. 

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