Melissa Harris-Perry tweets apology to Romney family

posted at 10:01 am on December 31, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

It didn’t take long for Melissa Harris-Perry to reconsider her attempt to ridicule Mitt Romney by using his black grandchild as a target during her segment on MSNBC yesterday. While some of her contributors attempted to defend the segment as fair game because the real target is Mitt Romney — who has retired from politics since the 2012 election, it should be noted — their salesmanship was singularly lacking, especially with former CNN reporter Roland Martin:

From the other side of the political spectrum, Sarah Palin blasted Harris-Perry and MSNBC in a Facebook post this morning:

The LSM’s pursuit of “shock ratings” is unreal. Governor Mitt Romney ran for higher office with what I believe is a servant’s heart. He was saddled with some sup-par campaign tactics. That does not make him a bad person nor does it open his children or grandchildren to attacks over a year after the fact. This latest attack from the Left is despicable.

Leftist media hounds are not expressing an opinion with this attack; they are expressing a prejudice that would never be accepted if it came from anyone else but the lib media.

You really need a conscience, yellow journalists. May your 2014 New Year’s Resolution be to find one.

And once again, one has to demand answers from MSNBC’s editors and producers. Clearly, this wasn’t an off-the-cuff segment, but a planned discussion centering on a black infant sitting on Mitt Romney’s lap. This is the best MSNBC can do with its time? Between this segment and the Joy Reid Christmas tree embarrassment (that one targeting Palin, who’s also not in office or running for one), the channel’s executives should be too ashamed to show their faces at the New Year’s Eve parties tonight. What’s next, finding something to make fun of Bob Dole?

Anyway, Harris-Perry threw in the towel this morning:

Time’s Zeke Miller wondered what the hashtag was supposed to signify:

Perhaps Harris-Perry plans an entire series of apologies. There isn’t much lack of material here. She could start with the accusation that the term “ObamaCare” is more of a racial slur than pointing out a black baby in a family picture for ridicule, or something. An apology might be in order for her insistence that children belong to communities rather than parents or families. (But not Romney’s grandchild, apparently.)  How about Detroit being something that Republicans foisted on America? Or that it “drowned” because Detroit’s government was just too darned small?

Something tells me that #MHPapology has a long and glorious lifespan ahead of it on Twitter. Unless #MSNBCapology eclipses it. But it’s probably not going to convince people who watched the segment, for the reason noted by the Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo:

The structure of the apology is sincere, but it still has that whiff of “sorry I got caught.”


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Dang. Roland Martin is correct? Wow…

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Lame as lame can be, Lamesville, Tennessee.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on December 31, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Does it matter that these progressives dishonor everything MLK stood for when they practice this hate?

rob verdi on December 31, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Twitchy is going to have a field day with that hashtag, mark my words.

JusDreamin on December 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Someone wrote this on Twitter and I totally agree – the real winner in this is Mitt Romney’s grandson.

He is going to be so loved and have one hell of a great life.

gophergirl on December 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Gabe Malor over at AoSHQ had the best tweet yesterday about Melissa Harris-Perry.

flipflop on December 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Of course true to form she uses her apology to claim Absolute Moral Authority — “hey, I’m bi-racial, too, so…yeah…my disgraceful racist mocking doesn’t really count you know.”

A detestable women. Make her live by her own rules. Fire her.

Rational Thought on December 31, 2013 at 10:10 AM

How about an apology for the fashion faux pas of wearing tampon earrings out of season?

NotCoach on December 31, 2013 at 10:11 AM

I work by guiding principle that those who offend do not have the right to tell those they hurt that they r wrong for hurting. #MHPapology

— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) December 31, 2013

She truly is an idiot. She should be charged with a hate crime and treated like the piece of garbage she is.1

Flange on December 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Hey Ed, why not post Palin’s whole quote?

You really need a conscience, yellow journalists. May your 2014 New Year’s Resolution be to find one.

Thank you, Romney family, for giving a child a family full of love.

idesign on December 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM

So will there be a suspension and several glorious weeks of parsing every word ever utter by this lady? How about her religion? Can we make fun of that? What? None of that is going to happen? Good. Live and learn Ms. Perry, live and learn.

Cindy Munford on December 31, 2013 at 10:12 AM

the Romney’s are a class act – they will accept the apology.

At least she offered one

jake-the-goose on December 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

If she’d stopped after the first tweet, I’d–maybe–cut her a wee bit of slack. But then she kept going… SCREW, BINT.

TC@LeatherPenguin on December 31, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I wonder if CNN is having Kathy Griffin back for New Years Eve so her and her boy Anderson can begin 2014 with days later #We’reSorry! tweets.

Marcus on December 31, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Comcast is responsible for giving these insane people a platform to spew their hate…
I bet half of her 20 viewers were offended…

d1carter on December 31, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them. #MHPapology

That is no apology.

ladyingray on December 31, 2013 at 10:15 AM

I realize that Harris-Perry is the subject of the post, but look at Marcy Marc Lamont Hill’s tweet. How is it reasonable to tease Mitt Romney and question his motives when his son adopted the child that an MSNBC panel held up for ridicule? Is Hill suggesting that the adoption was some scheme Mitt cooked up to put Mitt and the Romney family in a positive light.

Progressives are certifiably nuts.

BuckeyeSam on December 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family. #MHPapology
7:17 AM – 31 Dec 2013

On the plus side, MSNBC hosts are getting much better at this whole apology thingy.

I guess practice really does make perfect.

There Goes the Neighborhood on December 31, 2013 at 10:17 AM

The ONLY reason for the “apology” was the blow-back.

But the clowns at MSNBC were doing what comes naturally to them. Anyone else making the same comments would be deemed RACIST!

Too bad Perry can’t choke on her own hypocrisy!

GarandFan on December 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I’m sorry but a tweeted apology is no apology. At a minimum, the fithly racist should have reached out in a more personal way followed by an contrite sincere apology on air for mocking the Romney family for daring care about a black child.

I just wonder how much fun the MSDNC brain trust would have had if the child had been Asian. I can imagine all the jokes about outsourcing now. Which is to say that MHP’s “apology” is about real as a three dollar bill.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM

As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise.

?!

What does that quote mean? Was she raised by a large white Mormon family? Is she empathizing with the Romneys somehow? And how is a black child “born” into a white family?

jwehman on December 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Apologize like Bashir did. At least. Anything less doesn’t count.

And never say crap like that again.

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

MessNBC is the proverbial tree falling in the forest. Given their ratings, who is there to hear what sound it makes?

MJBrutus on December 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Dang. Roland Martin is correct? Wow…

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM

I caught a few minutes of The Five yesterday and Beckel was p-ssed about this. Most of the libtards on MSDNC probably do think the same way as Melitha Harrith-Perry. But I can’t imagine you’d see something like that(maybe an offhand remark, but not a preplanned segment) on CNN and certainly not on FoxNews. If MSDNC had any shame, they’d suspend her and her producer for a few weeks.

Doughboy on December 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

That is no apology.

ladyingray on December 31, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Excellent catch. The entire segment was intended to ridicule. The woman is an adult appearing on a national network.

For crying out loud, years ago, Jimmy the Greek (while hammered) and Al Campanis were run out of their careers for interview remarks. This woman led a mapped-out news segment.

I couldn’t care less what MSNBC does with her, but Americans should look at her as someone with zero credibility on any issue except her own stupidity and thoughtlessness.

BuckeyeSam on December 31, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Isn’t MHP’s mother white? Wasn’t her first husband Dennis Lacewell white? Her whole career has centered on black studies. pffft!

DanMan on December 31, 2013 at 10:26 AM

SNL will probably let this slide, but it would be perfect for an opener in which Harris-Perry is portrayed by an Emily Litella-type character who concludes the segment of ridicule, “Oh, never mind.”

BuckeyeSam on December 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM

MSDNC should also be making an apology. This was a prepared segment. The producer greenlighted its inclusion in the show and the graphics department put together images and a bottomline for it. Isn’t there a single person on their staff who isn’t a moonbat liberal and could have exhibited some modicum of discretion? Don’t answer that.

blammm on December 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM

I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices. #MHPapology

— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) December 31, 2013

It’s clear that this stupid idiot racist is upset that the child was adopted. That smacks of the privatized way we’ve been told is wrong. All children are to be raised by the collective.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM

MLK = Content of character, not color of skin.

MSNBC = Color of skin, not content of character.

BuckeyeSam on December 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Liberal bigots. How much does Missy hate herself to insult and belittle a child who shares a common upbringing?

#embarrassment. It’s apparent that Comcast knows no shame by allowing these haters air time to spew their ignorance and intolerance.

Philly on December 31, 2013 at 10:31 AM

It’s clear that this stupid idiot racist is upset that the child was adopted. That smacks of the privatized way we’ve been told is wrong. All children are to be raised by the collective.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM

She’s probably upset that the kid wasn’t murdered.

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I’m certain her 500 viewers were impressed by her sincerity..

workingclass artist on December 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Progressives are certifiably nuts.

BuckeyeSam on December 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Progressives are certifiably nuts EVIL.

FIFY

oldleprechaun on December 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM

MSDNC should also be making an apology. This was a prepared segment. The producer greenlighted its inclusion in the show and the graphics department put together images and a bottomline for it. Isn’t there a single person on their staff who isn’t a moonbat liberal and could have exhibited some modicum of discretion? Don’t answer that.

blammm on December 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Yeah, somewhere on the schedule for this particular show was a five-minute slot entitled “Mock Romney family for having a black baby in the family.” That goes beyond a poor choice of words. Not that anybody at MSDNC saw anything wrong with this segment until after the outrage started.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Someone wrote this on Twitter and I totally agree – the real winner in this is Mitt Romney’s grandson.

He is going to be so loved and have one hell of a great life.

gophergirl on December 31, 2013 at 10:09 AM

And that’s what really bothers them, isn’t it? I am so sick of these stupid apologies that don’t mean a thing. Of course, their words and actions do not really do any harm, they just reveal their own racism and prejudices.

lea on December 31, 2013 at 10:34 AM

She’s probably upset that the kid wasn’t murdered.

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Probably. Death is preferable to being raised by Republicans in MHP’s world.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 10:35 AM

#My Hashtag Parodies apology

Shy Guy on December 31, 2013 at 10:38 AM

This is how the left operates. They ridicule people on national TV and apologize in a medium that only a handful of people will see or hear. I’ll never understand how the left is of any consequence in this country the way they operate.

cajunpatriot on December 31, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I realize that this photo probably came from some kind of social media outlet that the Romney family shares with what they assume to be friends, but unless it was sent directly to media outlets, I find it unethical to be used as segment on a “news” show. Was this photo a press release?

Cindy Munford on December 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Hey, now they’ll have to update that MSNBC 2013 review video and make it 75 seconds long, instead of 72.

However, there’s half a day left in 2013. So the video editing should wait till tomorrow, just in case there’s additional material to insert.

Shy Guy on December 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM

“Therefore, while I meant no offense”…

Bullshit. That’s *exactly* what Perry, and every other leftist scumbag on that public-acess channel meant. It’s their stock in trade, and no one ever calls them on it.

It’s time for these bilious, ignorant little vermin to be spotlighted and done away with.

And the first one that needs to go, is this self-loathing, pitiful, nasty little whore.

If ANYONE even REMOTELY right-of-center had ever even intimated what this intellectually vacuous harlot bandied around like a cocktail party joke, she’d be the FIRST leftist yelling “death to all Republican Nazi race-haters.”

I look on her hypocrisy, the same as Hannibal Lecter looks on rudeness. Only if anyone ate this pig, all she’d do is make one vomit.

a5minmajor on December 31, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I usually maintain that left/liberals have a mental disorder, but now it grows clearer that they are actually evil beings carrying out spiritual warfare against established God ordained order intended to maintain civilization.

wepeople on December 31, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Drudge — finally — has it now as his headline.

Rational Thought on December 31, 2013 at 10:45 AM

These libs are despicable. Tampon ears should be fired.

neyney on December 31, 2013 at 10:46 AM

MHP is not to be blamed. She simply has contracted a disease known as progressive liberalism, probably from a college professor where the first symptoms are the inability to use common sense and critical thinking. We need to pray for her healing.

Deano1952 on December 31, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Cindy Munford on December 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM

That’s a very interesting point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM

BuckeyeSam on December 31, 2013 at 10:47 AM

It’s not “sorry I got caught.” It’s “sorry I got called out.”

This is what they do. They constantly try to push the boundaries of discussion. They want to see what they can get away with. And very often, almost all the time, they get away with their crap. Every now and then they go too far and get called out. Then they apologize and retool their effort to demonize their next target on the right. And we play right along with their game.

It’s time to take this battle to the next level. Maybe a picket by angry aggrieved white people a this lady’s house? Snarky blog posts aren’t getting it done folks.

darkegop on December 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Mitht Romney damned for eternity for having the audacity to run for Preezy against Barbara Walters’ Messiah….

*face palm*

workingclass artist on December 31, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Not digging this stupid touchscreen qwerty…

Arrrgh…

workingclass artist on December 31, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I realize that this photo probably came from some kind of social media outlet that the Romney family shares with what they assume to be friends, but unless it was sent directly to media outlets, I find it unethical to be used as segment on a “news” show. Was this photo a press release?

Cindy Munford on December 31, 2013 at 10:40 AM

I’m not so sure I agree. The problem here isn’t the ethics of using stuff in the public realm, it’s MSDNC’s decision to take a perfectly lovely picture of the Romney family and decide to schedule a segment entitled- look at the black kid! Can you imagine the outrage if the races were reversed and somebody was mocking a white child in the midst of a black family picture?

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 10:57 AM

“I’m sorry I got caught but please watch my next show #MHPAopology #TwoMinutesHate”

pedestrian on December 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM

This whole episode reminds me of Junior High School. The “smart” set says things that must be smart, that’s what they do. MSNBC is a content free network. After all, only the political outlook of its guests count. What they say is immaterial.

Fred 2 on December 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Dang. Roland Martin is correct? Wow…

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM

And, of course, no comments from the race-baiters Sharpton, or Jackson.

Rovin on December 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM

It’s time to take this battle to the next level. Maybe a picket by angry aggrieved white people a this lady’s house? Snarky blog posts aren’t getting it done folks.

darkegop on December 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Yeah, it’s time to get offended a lot more often than has been the norm in the past. Picket this stupid racist’s house. Boycott her sponsors. Hound her like the female dog she is. Force her off the air.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM

What a wimp for apologizing. Doesn’t she realize she has to prove her ‘blackness’ to her fellow blacks by being the most racist person on earth?

WhatSlushfund on December 31, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Libs MO

Offend and apologize later for offending anyone

cmsinaz on December 31, 2013 at 11:01 AM

[Comment deleted, user banned — Ed]

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

[deleted — Ed].

Discuss.

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Here’s a discussion…how about taking your sh!t back to Dailykos?

HumpBot Salvation on December 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM

If you have to tell us it’s an apology, it’s not an apology

NoFanofLibs on December 31, 2013 at 11:05 AM

This clown has more twitter followers than viewers, so at least she chose the largest possible exposure for he lame apology.

Exit question: if my show has 100k viewers but I have 225k+ twitter followers, does my keyboard smell like astro-turf?

NavyDavy on December 31, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Yep…It’s all like the 8th grade

workingclass artist on December 31, 2013 at 11:06 AM

MHP is, herself, half white. She is also the only “person of color” on MSNBC. Whenever you hear a leftist speak, be listening for the projection. It looks like Iowahawk heard it too.

Ace ODale on December 31, 2013 at 11:07 AM

I wonder if CNN is having Kathy Griffin back for New Years Eve so her and her boy Anderson can begin 2014 with days later #We’reSorry! tweets.

Marcus on December 31, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Actually yes, I saw the promo’s. They figure tens of people will tune in just to see how offensive Griffin will be and the outrageously outrageous outrage sure to follow.

Buttercup on December 31, 2013 at 11:07 AM

[deleted — Ed].

Discuss.

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Nice try, lib. Hear that kind of talk in your progressive social circles, did ya?

Rational Thought on December 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Twitter Apology? Time to nominate MHP for the Dan Rather Profile in Courage award.

HumpBot Salvation on December 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 10:57 AM

I’m not sure if the outrage would be different if the races were reversed but I guarantee the outrage would be different if the media outlet would have been.

Cindy Munford on December 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

About this for a hash tag
#FireMHP

redguy on December 31, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I work by guiding principle that those who offend do not have the right to tell those they hurt that they r wrong for hurting. #MHPapology

I work by the guiding principle that

A: my principles are evident from my actions and therefore
B: it’s tasteless and self-aggrandizing to draw attention to myself by announcing my principles and
C: it’s particularly galling to be self-aggrandizing when I’m supposedly apologizing for hurting others and focusing on their feelings, not my own, and double especially when
D: the declaration that I’m “putting other people’s feelings first without telling them they’re wrong for hurting” is an unveiled admission that I think they’re wrong for hurting; so even though the offense is not valid I am apologizing anyway, which makes me the queen of the moral high ground. Everyone please take note.

This woman is insufferable. She’s going to make her own disgusting verbal turd into a teachable moment for the rest of us about her principles?

TexasDan on December 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Doesn’t she realize she has to prove her ‘blackness’ to her fellow blacks by being the most racist person on earth?

WhatSlushfund on December 31, 2013 at 11:01 AM

That pretty much describes Chris Matthews view on life too.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:12 AM

As I said yesterday:

The MSNBC ‘panel’ banter here is so nauseatingly awful, it’s almost enough to wipe clean any fair points they may have ever had about obsessed unfair attacks this past year.
The shared chuckles over the ‘one of these things just doesn’t belong here’ joke…they should all be forced to re-watch that in the presence of this kid when he’s 18, so they can apologize to him personally.
I remain opposed to ‘outrage’ over stuff like this – but I do hope this one gets a little sunlight outside of just the right blogs.
verbaluce on December 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

So it’s good to see that this got attention and that MHP apologized.
I’m sure she meant no malice, but this where stridency leads you.
I hope MHP feels truly awful about it.
Most of us here – myself included – have allowed ourselves to fail similarly. I take no offense at the personal attacks directed at me here – because such attacks are meaningless. And I’m sure the Romney’s are similarly wise. That said, when the fever runs high enough as to mock a child along with and admirable and loving adoption, the line has been seriously crossed.
In many ways, it’s a pox on everyone’s house. We accept and cheer a level of rancor directed at opponents – only to wince and be ‘shocked’ when comes from another direction.

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

[deleted — Ed].

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

That’s pretty much what MHP got into trouble for saying about an adopted child. What’s your excuse for being a complete douchebag?

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:14 AM

oops messed up the link.

http://www.theyardapes.com/

Buttercup on December 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them. #MHPapology

That is no apology. ladyingray on December 31, 2013 at 10:15 AM

She might as well have said that her mouth was controlled by a space alien.

“I have no idea what words in certain combinations might be hurtful to the people I’m talking about, so since I was told by my handlers that this was potentially hurtful, I apologize just in case.”

Akzed on December 31, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Here’s a discussion…how about taking your sh!t back to Dailykos?

HumpBot Salvation on December 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Nice try, lib. Hear that kind of talk in your progressive social circles, did ya?

Rational Thought on December 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM

That’s pretty much what MHP got into trouble for saying about an adopted child. What’s your excuse for being a complete douchebag?

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Good catches.

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 11:19 AM

oops messed up the link.

http://www.theyardapes.com/

Buttercup on December 31, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Heh
“How did you hear about us?”
“The Hot Gas site on the intertubes.”

22044 on December 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them. #MHPapology

I’m sure she meant no malice, but this where stridency leads you. verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I recall you said the same thing about Phil Robertson… no I don’t.

You’re as big a hypocritical clown as she is.

Oh wait, I didn’t mean to say that, and so if you were offended, I apologize.

Akzed on December 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I’m sure she meant no malice, but this where stridency leads you.

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Meant no malice? She had a segment where she was mocking the fact that Mitt Romney has a black grandchild? What in the hell is the non-malicious about that? Leaving aside the race of the child, it is just mean-spirited and partisan childishness. This would also hold true if it were a picture of the Palins and they were mocking their bastard grandchild or a picture of the Cheney family that included Mary Cheney’s significant other (the what doesn’t belong in the picture riff would be hillarious when used against a lesbian!)

No, there was nothing strident about this. This was mean-spirited malice.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM

[deleted — Ed].

Discuss.

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Here’s a discussion…how about taking your sh!t back to Dailykos?

HumpBot Salvation on December 31, 2013 at 11:04 AM

.
You see this a lot when the left is getting hammered and having a meltdown.
.
Out of frustration,they come on the site with ugly MOBY posts.
The translation is “I hate you and we’ve lost the argument so we’ve got nothing left but to try and discredit this site and conservatives”
It’s fascinating psychology.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on December 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM

The structure of the apology is sincere, but it still has that whiff of “sorry I got caught.”

In fairness, how could’ve she had any expectation that anyone was watching?

LukeinNE on December 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Ahhh, MSNBC, a news organization that creates more controversy and news then it actually covers.
It is no wonder why their ratings are so awful.

They hire hacks who are more likely to create news rather than simply cover news.

“Lean Forward”

weaselyone on December 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

How is that helpful?

Cindy Munford on December 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM

In many ways, it’s a pox on everyone’s house. We accept and cheer a level of rancor directed at opponents – only to wince and be ‘shocked’ when comes from another direction.

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Shorter: Blah, blah, blah, I am incapable of distinguishing between attacking ideas and bigotry, blah, blah, blah.

NotCoach on December 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I’m sure it was her white half with all the “white privilege” that made the offending remarks.

gwelf on December 31, 2013 at 11:27 AM

I’m sure she meant no malice, but this where stridency leads you. verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

I recall you said the same thing about Phil Robertson… no I don’t.

Akzed on December 31, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I don’t know what I said/thought as to whether PR was being malicious.
I also don’t see these as comparable issues.
Maybe there will be a PR post later.
Regardless, MHP certainly doesn’t have the refuge of a ‘love the sinner’ excuse for her comments.

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:27 AM

***

I’m sure she meant no malice, but this where stridency leads you.

***

Most of us here – myself included – have allowed ourselves to fail similarly.

***

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

She may not have intended malice, but there was a whole lot of ridicule in that segment.

Speak for yourself. I don’t tee off on families and their infant kids in the way MHP’s panel ridiculed the Romneys.

But thanks for stopping by to put things into perspective for us mouthbreathers.

BuckeyeSam on December 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Perry is a bigot. She’s only sorry because she got called on it.

zoyclem on December 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

In many ways, it’s a pox on everyone’s house. We accept and cheer a level of rancor directed at opponents – only to wince and be ‘shocked’ when comes from another direction.

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Our side does something stupid, it’s our fault.

Your side does something stupid, it’s everyone’s fault.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………………

Chuck Schick on December 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

In fairness, how could’ve she had any expectation that anyone was watching?

LukeinNE on December 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM

There’s something to your suggestion. What the MSDNC brain trust did reminded me of something an eighth grade AV class might do when the teacher left the room for a couple of minutes.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

[deleted — Ed].

Discuss.

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Ban the Moby, or whatever it is.

The above is typical of so many victimoligists in today’s world. When a certain group refuses to conform to their idea of what they think (wish?) they were, they invent or attempt to incite.

NotCoach on December 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

thank you MHP for apologizing and thank you roland martin. i am thankful for anyone who called out that racist bs for what it is and i am surprised MHP apologized at all, even if there was a hashtag attached to it. i guess she was trying to see how many people tweeted about it? lol. but still, this is better than nothing and i am pleasantly surprised because i honestly expected nothing.

Sachiko on December 31, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Perry is a bigot. She’s only sorry because she got called on it.

zoyclem on December 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

And a little shocked, I’m sure. People like MHP don’t see their own bigotry. To actually be called on it is a new experience for her.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I’m sure it was her white half with all the “white privilege” that made the offending remarks.

gwelf on December 31, 2013 at 11:27 AM

That’s what she gets for not wearing her magical tampon earrings of all knowyness.

NotCoach on December 31, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Black is Black. When we had freedom, 1975

2013 Not so much.

Wade on December 31, 2013 at 11:32 AM

It is not a pox on everyone’s house, Verbulace. It’s a pox on hers.

While everyone focuses on the racial aspect, people overlook the more important one: Making an adopted child feel he doesn’t belong in the family. Telling him he’s not “real.”

On national tv. Filmed for all eternity.

As an adoptive mother, this made me more furious than I can remember ever being.

The “apology” is better than nothing, but it’s obvious she still understands nothing (and isn’t really sorry). This is ignorance.

It’s not enough that leftists actually DELIGHT in killing unborn children unnecessarily, they also want to make it tough on adopted kids.

They hate kids. They just do. I realized that yesterday. Oh, sure, not their own (probably), but the rest can go to hell. They’re the ultimate in selfish beings. They are, I decided yesterday, evil.

Alana on December 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

They were all enjoying their insider hate, bias and insults to conservatives and their familys and saw nothing wrong as that’s the mind set of msnbc

until conservatives publically called them on it, and her apology is in a tweet.

she did not even have to do that, someone just used her id to do the apology

why not on the AIR lady

sniffles1999 on December 31, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I’m sure she meant no malice, but this where stridency leads you.

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Meant no malice? She had a segment where she was mocking the fact that Mitt Romney has a black grandchild? What in the hell is the non-malicious about that? Leaving aside the race of the child, it is just mean-spirited and partisan childishness. This would also hold true if it were a picture of the Palins and they were mocking their bastard grandchild or a picture of the Cheney family that included Mary Cheney’s significant other (the what doesn’t belong in the picture riff would be hillarious when used against a lesbian!)

No, there was nothing strident about this. This was mean-spirited malice.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM

You are free to see intended maliciousness. I don’t. But I think it’s splitting hairs. I could be wrong…maybe she really did want to personally hurt the family. I don’t know her at all and I don’t watch her show. But at best it was grossly insensitive…and stupid.
You are also free to see her comments as unforgivable regardless of any apology. And maybe you’re consistent and hold Rush Limbaugh to the same standard.
But man…ever when we largely agree…you know?

Anyway…sincerely…wishing you the best for 2014, Happy Nomad.

verbaluce on December 31, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Lame as lame can be, Lamesville, Tennessee.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on December 31, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Why pick on Tennessee?

ladyingray on December 31, 2013 at 11:34 AM

madmonkphotog on December 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Hammer time.

portlandon on December 31, 2013 at 11:35 AM

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