Melissa Harris-Perry’s Emotional Apology to the Romney’s
Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 5, 2014
Last week MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry took that network’s distasteful rhetoric to new lows. During a segment that was supposed to be humorous, a picture of the Romney family was posted that included their grandchildren. Prominent in the photo was an adopted grandchild who happened to be of African-American heritage. The panel then went on to make distasteful jokes about the grandchild and the family relating to race.
Yesterday, Harris-Perry went on the air and made an emotional apology that:
“Without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family. Adults who enter into public life implicitly consent to having less privacy. But their families, and especially their children, should not be treated callously or thoughtlessly. My intention was not malicious, but I broke the ground-rule that families are off-limits. And for that I am sorry.”
“Also, allow me to apologize to other families formed through trans-racial adoption, because I am deeply sorry that we suggested that interracial families are in any way funny or deserving of ridicule.”
After viewing the video below it is hard to imagine that Ms. Harris-Perry is not being genuine in her contrition and apology. She is to be commended for offering it without equivocation. However, there is a bigger story here relating to the growing racism and mean-spiritedness exhibited by the Progressive Left of which Harris-Perry is a charter member. This group has come full circle. What started many years ago as a group concerned for the less fortunate has morphed into an ugly political movement that stifles free speech and spews hatred to any that disagree with them. It is this reality that led to the ugly behavior by Harris-Perry and her guest.