Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes For Racist Romney Jokes
December 31, 2013 1:59pm PST
Oh, the hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds as yesterday we wrote about the racist fun Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel had poking fun at Mitt Romney’s black grandchild. Well now she has come out to say that she is sorry and asks forgiveness from anyone she offended—a courtesy she may not have willingly granted if the remarks were made from the right.
On Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry took some time to talk with panel of “tolerant” hosts in order to address the newest picture released of Mitt Romney. Showing off all of his grandchildren, Romney sits in the middle of his 21 grandchildren holding his newly adopted black grandchild.
Of course, being so acceptant of everyone’s beliefs and decisions, it wasn’t so surprising to see the panel explode in a unanimous hate bomb. As the racist remarks spewed from her highly esteemed guest, viewers listened to things such as, “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same.” One other talking head said, “I think this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person.”
Either way, the public blew up resulting in a firestorm of attacks against the woman on Twitter.
She quickly released a detailed tweet trying to excuse what she had done saying, “As black child born into a large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise. I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices.”
Now of course the right thing to do would be to accept the apology and not doing so out of spite would be just as wrong as Harris-Perry’s comments themselves, but one does have to take into consideration what would happen if the tables were turned. Had conservatives made such a racist remark, they would bleed the story dry for the next three weeks until they found something else to leech onto.
She went on to say, “I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification. I apologize to the Romney family. 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. Therefore, while I meant no offense, I want to immediately apologize to the Romney family for hurting them.”
So is anything we say justified as ok with a simple apology, and we are what—just supposed to graciously accept it? Oh yeah—and don’t forget to curtsy you conservative racist peasants.
I’m failing to see the logic here, as claiming to have been so racially oppressed in the past, you would think racism would be the last thing on Harris-Perry’s mind. But of course when together in a pack, the sheep tend to get a little braver, thinking perhaps they can just blend in, or maybe find someone else to point the finger at.
Reince Priebus took a stand against the comments made labeling them as “disgusting.” Sarah Palin also went public calling the segment, “despicable,” saying “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.”
Of course the hypocrisy here is overwhelming, but that doesn’t seem to occur to liberals as they march forward in the pursuit of total acceptance and tolerance. Then again, isn’t the lack of tolerance the reason America exists? Isn’t it what our country is based on as a monarch wore thin the very essence of tolerance these leftists preach? This country is so great because it allows for humans to freely believe what they want to and express those beliefs how they see fit—not tolerance.
What do you guys think—is it better to be the bigger man and accept an apology, or do liberals just apologize to save their own hides?
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