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MSNBC Host Apologizes On-Air for Mocking Romney Grandkid

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry this morning apologized for a segment a few days ago in which she and a group of comedians mocked Mitt Romney’s new grandchild, an adopted baby who is African American.

Seems heartfelt enough. But I’m not buying her claim that “I intended to say positive and celebratory things” about the photo, since she was asking a panel of sarcastic comedians to offer ideas for a caption.

Here’s the original segment.

H/T to Newsbusters.

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32 Responses to MSNBC Host Apologizes On-Air for Mocking Romney Grandkid

  1. I don’t know a soul who watches MSLSD, not even the few Libs I know. I figure they garner more coverage with apologies and firings than actual viewership. CNN was bad-mouthing the segment as well as I mentioned on another thread, probably in attempt to bolster their numbers.

    • MSNBC is no longer used by my internet provider, Comcast, as their main go to news source. As you might recall, over a year ago Microsoft (the MS in MSNBC) sold their 50% interest to Comcast because of their exacerbation with their rigid political views. Apparently Comcast has some pretty lousy business management. If MSNBC’s only claim to fame is that they helped get an incompetent President elected two times, then they deserve to go down in flames just like Obama!

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  2. Did she also apologize to her WHITE mother for saying that she ‘never considered herself bi-racial – only Black’? Where are all these mis-fits going to go after the freak show ends with the departure of their leader?

  3. I don’t get the Black Dems. They ridicule Repubs for not having a substantial Black membership, but if one does appear on the scene, they attack with viscious, horrible names and accusations.
    They seem to consider any Black who chooses to be a Repub as a traitor to their race, as if race trumps everything.
    Well, maybe in their world it does.

    • A person would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind not to know who and what Obama was before the 2012 election. Yet, he won the vote of 93% of black America. Down from the 95% who voted for him in 2008. They voted for him not for the content of his character, but because of the color of his skin. That is a major factor in our cultural divide.

      • It’s such a hoot because ValJar and Obama, when he had his only private sector lawyering job, had screwed poor black people in Chicago left and right.

  4. Melissa Harris-Perry and her lefty buddies talk like this with each other all the time, no doubt. Her mistake was that she thought it was funny and that normal people think the way she and her buddies think. Thus–an epic fail on her part.

  5. This woman is a piece of work. She is the same Melissa Harris-Perry who made the MSNBC ad in support of a “collective notion” of raising children: “…[W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.” http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/04/07/MSNBC-Host-Says-Children-Belong-To-The-Community-Not-Their-Parents

    (Thank Gd the Romney grandchild belongs to his loving family and not Harris’s vile and racist “community”!)

    In 2008-09 her name was Melissa Harris Lacewell; she was a political science professor at Princeton. At that time she was ‘professing’ that America would have to “get over the fact that [Obama] is an elite” and even as she honored Malcolm X for lighting the way “for our struggle,” she asserted (writing for The Nation) that Obama’s presidency would “not deal a death blow to racism. Racial inequality still affects the quality of the air we breathe…” http://bokertov.typepad.com/btb/2009/08/america-will-just-have-to-get-over-it-illustrated.html