Melissa Harris-Perry’s Tearful On-Air Apology: “Our Fiercest Critics Can Sometimes Be Our Best Teachers”

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry this morning, the host apologized for remarks she made on her show last weekend, a story first broken here at The Right Scoop. She apologized “without reservation or qualification” to the Romney family, and very emotionally to interracial families everywhere:

Good morning. I’m Melissa Harris-perry. We have a lot of news and politics to discuss this morning. But before we get to that, I am going to start with an apology. Last Sunday we invited a panel of comedians for a year in review program. It’s what we call our look back in laughter. But in one of the segments we looked at a number of photos that caught our attention over the course of the year. And in that segment I asked my guests to provide kind of off-the-cuff ideas for captions of the photos that we were seeing. Among the images we aired was one of the Romney family that showed Governor Mitt Romney’s grandchildren, including his adopted grandson, who is African-American. Now given my own family history, I’d identified with that picture and I intended to say positive and celebratory things about it. But whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive. And showing the photo in that context, of that segment, was poor judgement. So 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 transracial adoption because I am deeply sorry that we suggested interracial families are in any way funny or deserving of ridicule. On this program we are dedicated to advocating for a wide diversity of families. It is one of our core principles. And I am reminded that when we doing so, it must always be with the utmost respect. I’m genuinely appreciative of everyone who offered serious criticisms of last Sunday’s program, and I am reminded that our fiercest critics can sometimes be our best teachers.

“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.” Melissa Harris-Perry allowed a segment on her show cross through this invisible wall. Her thoughtful apology serves as a reminder of that wall which the press, the blogs, and even users of social media can stand to hear every few months. It’s something the media should have kept in mind when Sarah Palin first stepped on the national stage, and that should be remembered in elections yet to come.

Harris-Perry’s additional inclusion of families of interracial families was also an important point: that there is no reason to think that such families are inherently or self-evidently funny. In this case, what the comedians on the panel found to be funny was their belief that it was ironic for Governor Romney, “of all people”, to have an African-American family member. What the comedians who have addressed this during the past week fail to realize is that they are not being chided for bad humor. They are experiencing the backlash against their presumption that everyone immediately agrees that white Republicans are to be naturally assumed racist.

So the only group due an apology yet to hear one, and who will almost certainly never hear one, are Republicans across the nation, who are caricatured and characterized as obviously racist every single day, based solely on their party affiliation. Unfortunately, as we’ll show later today in a follow-up post (Update: Post can be found here), the racist assumption about the right crops right back up in Harris-Perry’s show only a few segments after the above clip.

Nevertheless, Harris-Perry’s well-put apology was warranted, and no doubt welcomed by the Romney family. And that is a good thing.

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  • PVG

    There is hope for this gal.

    • toongoon

      I hope so.

      • PVG

        She is young. We all said and believed stuff that was, shall we say, nieve. But this gal has apologized publicly twice…sIncerely, imho. And as I posted the first time, I do not know her heart, but on this issue, it’s over.

        • FreeManWalking

          Time will tell.

        • She’s young and she’s stupid. Wisdom only comes with age AND experience, and, right now, she has neither. Stop giving her a pass because she gave a nice performance.

    • aquaviva

      I sincerely doubt it.
      Sorry, but they’re dyed in the wool Leftists.
      Zombies would be easier to rehabilitate.

    • Eb Dawson

      Actually, no. No, there is not

    • There’s no hope for a Liberal talking head because whatever hate she spews tomorrow will then take centerstage, and she’ll be back on track.

  • CBKC

    That was a remarkably sincere apology for MHP. I loath her politics, her positions on issues, and the network she is on, but we should now drop it and move on.

    • Nukeman60

      I agree. We should drop MSNBC and move on.

      • warpmine

        off a cliff.

  • BeevaloBill

    The apology seemed sincere, but MHP harbors a deep resentment towards anyone right of center. To adapt a phrase, she frequently projects hate towards others not like her.

    I believe her apology in this one instance, but she has a long way to go to rehabilitate her bigotry, resentment, and hate towards conservatives.

    • DINORightMarie

      I believe the term used by the left to describe that phrase is “xenophobia.” As well as racism, of course. 😉

    • Wrong. She harbors a resentment for anyone with a brain, which she lacks.

  • Looking forward to the follow-up.

  • DINORightMarie

    That she chose that photo at all as in any way “funny” to be “captioned” by her panel reveals her own racism.

    I didn’t her apologize for that.

    That she saw only the color of skin in that photo is the problem, the undeniable reason for the controversy. THAT’s what she should be apologizing for, as well as her (and the panel’s) assumption that Republicans are de-facto racists.

    The party of Lincoln, the party of standing up for civil rights and against Jim Crowe. And they mock.

    Racism straight-up, in both cases.

    • Steve Angell

      You are absolutely correct. She never explained what made that photo funny in the first place. She even sort of said that it’s selection was no problem at all and she wanted to make comedy into a fun thing by praising the Romneys?

      That sure does not pass the smell test.

      If I were the Romneys I would point out the selection was the problem and this was no real apology for that at all. Thank her for the other but say she needs to recognize the selection was very wrong.

  • mainelysteve

    She,ll never learn, she’s too arrogant!

  • toongoon

    I was surprised by the show of emotion from her. The left has had to account for several derogatory comments lately. Usually the apology is for people not understanding the way they meant what they said rather than what they said. This was much better, incomplete, but better.

    I doubt this will be the end of the left attacking the families of republicans, they have a sense of superiority and they they lack the emotion of shame.

    • palintologist

      David Horowitz and Breitbart protege Ben Shapiro are who we have to thank for the likes of Martin Bashir and Alec Baldwin being “hooked” off the network. I’m guessing they’re also responsible for the pressure that has come to bear on Melitha Harrith-Perry.
      The above-mentioned gents aren’t going to take it anymore and have assembled a small army to let broadcasters and advertisers know of conservative anger. They’d welcome any help they can get.

    • Sorry, but talking heads are no different than actors. They work from a script. If the script says “show emotion,” then you show emotion. That’s what the Left always accuses the Right of, and I’m not letting this idiot off the hook b/c she can act.

      • warpmine

        Is there a category for best heart felt apology by a leftist puke at the Oscars this year?

  • imatellau

    She does not want to be unemployed.

  • DHardy

    Like all Turds She will never rise about her own stench. Her ending comment, erased her entire apology..

    • toongoon

      The question is who she considers ‘critics’, republicans (who she called racist), or the left (who feels she outed them as racists)

  • palintologist

    And she forgot to add that she’d do it again tomorrow.

    • Rdlake

      Exactly!! Forced to apologize to save her job, she repeats what’s on a script & not what’s in her heart. Tomorrow it’s business as usual.

      • Precisely. Glad to see that I’m not the only one not swallowing this farce.

        • Nukeman60

          And I suspect the tears were actually caused by her being forced to say what she did. It must have burnt pretty deep into her progressive psyche and made her break down with the pain of it all (much better than water torture, I would guess).

  • DHardy

    One thing for sure she is a bugged eyed little guttersnipe…. She always looks like her tongue could shoot out and grab a fly in mid flight..

  • Army_Pilot1967

    That’s a positive step for Ms. Harris-Perry and hopefully a lesson learned (the hard way).

    • I’m sorry, but what lesson did she learn other than “don’t get caught”?

      • Army_Pilot1967

        Perhaps to be more aware of what she says before she actually says something that just may be offensive! I’m all for giving someone another opportunity to improve themselves…if she messes up again, then I’ll be done with her forever.

        • Sorry, but if she was really sorry and recognized her mistake, she would quit on her own and dedicate herself to reporting and undoing the hatred coming out from the media.

    • Nukeman60

      I’m not clairvoyant enough to know if the apology was sincere. I would hope it was, but of course we all have our doubts. The true test is what she does next.

      If she goes right back to her old way of Conservative bashing, race-baiting, and hatred, we can bet it was just a scam to get her off the hook.

      if she changes completely around, then I’d say she learned her lesson (but then she would most certainly get fired from MSNBC)

      We should have a poll to see who believes which way it goes. Wanna take any guesses?

      • politicallycorrectNOT

        I’m guessing, probably not, but I’m hopeful that the recent ‘Conservative Push-back’ will have made an impact on her, and others, without them losing their jobs.
        Perhaps ‘Good will toward all men’ is the answer….

        • Nukeman60

          Yeah, as others have said – time will tell. It’s certain that she won’t get another pass.

  • ptm

    AGAIN, why would/should she apologize based on her belief system “Your children (including the adopted grandchild) DON’T belong to you.”
    So who the hell is she apologizing to, the Government?

  • AGAIN, she said what she said last week, and she meant it. The apology is the distraction. Besides, the last I knew, Rush apologized, and we were repeatedly told by the Left that the apology wasn’t enough … so, lady, LET IT GO. You’re a hater, so you’ve gotta hate; it’s all you got in the tank. Backtracking on your beliefs now only shows thus precisely how little you take even your own convictions seriously, and, thus, I care for you even less.

    Be bold. Be proud. Speak from your heart — which you did — and never ever apologize. You wanna hate? Then hate! But don’t expect me to accept your media mea culpe (sp?) b/c someone has asked you to save face. That’s the height of hypocrisy.

  • timsrighty

    This whole thing centered around Romney being (in her mind) a rich, white Republican who’s family adopts a black child. In her sick world that just can’t be without some kind of motive. And RS is right…,No apology to Republicans here…never will be from Melisspa. Love the phony tears by the way.

  • John Queue

    What the poor, wretched woman means…is…I had to do this if I was to keep my job…and I had to make it really good without losing too much face…I think Martin Bashir is keeping a place in the unemployment line just in case… HAG!

    • Nukeman60

      Her viewership must have hit rock bottom (ie, 5 out of the 6 people were not happy) for her to have to concoct this apology, complete with tears and a concern for the Romney family.

  • This woman is a freaking fraud. With her veins popping out of her neck.


    To her core and the core of every one on that panel, and the producers of her show, they are racists. They have stereotypes for everyone. The hate these people feel comfortable with, accept, and promote is staggering. .

  • sjmom

    It is unfortunate the entire situation even occurred but she could’ve stopped it and chose not to. Bad judgment all the way around.

  • Nukeman60

    Wow, an apology from this race-baiting joke of a journalist? And on MSNBC, no less. I knew the cold spell was bad, but for it to reach Hell is absolutely amazing.

    “…and I am reminded that our fiercest critics can sometimes be our best teachers…”

    Do you think that she will continue to believe that WE have a lot to teach her in the future? …….. Nah.

  • Rick2340

    The idea that her and her low life guests intended to say positive things about Romney, his family or any republican is one of the biggest lies I’ve ever heard. Her and her apology are frauds.

    • rjcylon

      The irony being if Romney were in office right now we would probably have less opposition to Obamacare and most definitely amnesty.

      • keyesforpres

        I don’t think there would be less opposition to Obamacare. Not with the way ppl are losing their insurance.

  • pabarge

    Fire her.

    MSNBC fired Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir. What kind of double standard is it when men get fired for their unacceptable comments even after fulsome public apologies but the women at MSNBC get to keep their jobs.

    Fire her now.

  • Sentinel

    The easy response is that she’s crying only because she got caught. I have a hard time believing that anyone on MSNBC is truly sorry… even though they are truly sorry buttheads.

  • During her apology she’s thinking “I’m not really sorry for what I said.I just don ‘t want to be fired for saying the things I really believe,that’s all.Now,what about those racist Republicans”?

  • Cries because she got called out. Fire her. Life, at least for me, was a lot better when News People reported the news rather than making it. They have all become legends in their own minds.

  • bo ure

    Who is she talking to? Who does she imagine she’s talking to? I stopped at .57 because there is the hard apology, anything after that is tautological, anything added to it subtracts, so I stopped, but she is not talking to me anyway. So who then? Does she and you imagine the Romney family is listening to her garbage? And why are you listening? Why give this little whore energy? If she is talking to me then apology not accepted, piss off.

  • WordsFailMe

    Took her a week to realize that she was ridiculing a family who had taken a black child into their lives? A week? On the other hand, why should she apologize when the problem is that she has s*** for brains? Racist, moron, stupid, stuttering, slobbering malcreant, “female-dog designater.”.

  • billypaintbrush

    did we get a few inches closer to becoming an adult?

  • ” our fiercest critics can sometimes be our best teachers.”
    We’ve got a lot of things we could teach you- but like I tell my 13 year old, you can only teach someone who is willing to learn….

  • rjcylon

    Well she’s crying so I guess we should stop talking about it.

    If that was a sincere apology then that is great. Maybe she will realize what happened to her. In reality being a liberal is about ignoring the individual for the sake of the collective. In order to do that the individual needs to be dehumanized, and liberals do that by identifying people not by who they truly are but by race, gender, sexuality, and class.

    End result is you have a bunch of snarky people sitting around making fun of a baby because a) it dehumanizes the Romney family and b) actually pointing out the truth of what she just said (adoption is a great thing no matter the race of the family or child) to begin would actually help to do away with their own obsession with race.

    Liberals NEED racism to be relevant. Democrats in office NEED poverty and racial strife to be relevant.

    Anyway, I guess Chris Matthews is next.

  • Guein

    She should weeping for herself…her mind is so poisoned with politics that she couldn’t see that this was obviously offensive to a much wider range of people than just the Romney’s. It’s the consequence of living in an enclosed academic environment, where this kind of snobbery would be acceptable. Unfortunately for her, MSNBC is not the faculty lounge and this kind of thing said over the public airwaves is bound to turn a few heads. I could feel pity for her if not for the fact that with a few exceptions, her mindset permeates the entire political landscape; right up to the White House.

    • WordsFailMe

      The good news is that MSNBC doesn’t out perform Nickelodeon for market share. Melissa Hairless Perry can’t outdraw Sponge Bob Square Pants’ re-runs.

      When the news cycle ebbs, bloggers always go to MSNBC for “stupidity that amuses.”

  • happytrails5

    Apology seems sincere, but the reality is that while the Left throws the “racist” card, and talks about intolerance of those on the Right, they are some of the most racist, intolerant people around.

    • WordsFailMe

      I saw the segment and I was positively charmed by the white people who joined in to designate other white people racist. How do you do that?

      How do you be a member of the most hated race on the planet and defend and promote the ridicule and hate toward that white hate thing? Is it “Stockholm Syndrome” for weak, sycophantic white kids who learned to fear black rage in elementary school?

      I picture these white suck-a**, black-butt-kissing liberals being named “capos” in the white internment camps of Al Sharpton’s imagined future.

      • Nukeman60

        No, it’s a simple rule they have — bash anything Conservative (no matter how genuine and pure) and defend anything Democratic (no matter how despicable). They have no moral fiber.

    • Steve Angell

      I do wonder who the liberals were that told her how offensive this was to biracial liberal families. This has to be why she was actually sorry. She set a horrible example and she stabbed her own parents who are white and adopted her in the back. Perhaps they disowned her over this and this is why she was actually sorry.

      The next segment made it clear that she is really only sorry she in her zeal to hate conservatives forgot her own family. She was not sorry she did this to the Romneys, not really, just sorry that it hurt other biracial families. I would imagine she still feels this black child would be much better off in a black home or a liberal home. She would probably be happy if her doing what she did discouraged other white political families from adopting black children.

      • keyesforpres

        Her mother is white and her father is black. She was not adopted.

  • billypaintbrush

    More likely, she got a phone call from dad.

    • keyesforpres

      Or her mom.

  • Sentrex

    She should be crying because her job is in jeopardy and her propaganda channel is in last place.

  • politicallycorrectNOT

    Well, M H-P may be sincerely sorry for what she said.
    I say, let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and see what she does from here on.
    Like my mother always said….time will tell.

  • politicallycorrectNOT

    Conservative Americans are FINALLY starting to push back!! (i.e. against MSNBC, Cracker Barrel, MSNBC, A&E, MSNBC again, and LITTLE SISTERS of the Poor against Obamacare edicts) ….AND are being HEARD!….folks, this is just beginning.

    It is becoming more and more clear, that the COURAGEOUS, FAITH-BASED, CONSERVATIVE, COMMON-SENSE-MINDED, AMERICAN PEOPLE will save our Constitution and this great nation from total destruction…. NOT politicians!

    Lord, help us to continue to speak out, and pray, in thy name, for what is the right thing to do.

    • BlueGood

      as just posted to Twitchy….

      LIBERAL TEARS are always late smell terrible, are product of pet crocidile, are toxic and TASTE LIKE SCHIT…but they do come in
      handy to lube my ….my .30.30 Marlin, my .308 Browning…Mossberg .22
      etc. etc. etc……

  • مارس الجنس محمد أطفال

    Drop dead, Melissa Harris-Piglet. You pick on a baby and expect a half-hearted apology to make it ok? You are so pathetic you need to do the right thing for the world and off yourself, you leftist piece of racist garbage.

    Oh, and you forgot the tampon earrings to make this even more sincere.
    MHP, if you had your way that baby would have been killed prior to birth, and then you’d have nothing to laugh at.

  • FretlessT

    I have no doubt Ms. Harris-Perry truly regrets the things that were said with regard to the Romneys. The comments were nothing short of shameful. But wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world when MSNBC hosts wouldn’t have to make “heartfelt” apologies every other week?

    • keyesforpres

      If she truly regretted it, why did she imply Republicans are racists a short time later?

  • Moriarty

    As the father of an adopted child of another race:

    Her segment was about as funny as my screaming racial slurs on national television… and equally forgivable. She is directly responsible for every aspect of the program that bears her name and the consequences of airing it.

    Too little, too late. She should have thought about this before allowing it to be broadcast.

    Damage done and apology not accepted.

    • timsrighty

      Consider the source. Good for you on the adoption front.

      • Moriarty

        Thanks Tim.
        As any adoptive parent will tell you, race is the last thing any of us think about. They’re just our children, plain and simple.

        Apropos considering the source… what I saw in the photo was a proud grandfather and his grandchildren.

        The Left have spoken for themselves.

        This is why, again and again, I find that the worst racism emanates from so-called “Progressives.”

        • timsrighty

          Yep. I’m an adopted white from adoptive white parents. My birth mother (who I don’t much about) was too young and didn’t have the means to support me. So I was lucky and blessed enough to end up in a good family. And so is the child of the Romney’s, and so is your child. And by the way, How in the world can Ms. Perry get away with saying ‘All kids belong to us”?

          • keyesforpres

            Sarah Palin had a great comeback to the “all kids belong to us”. She said that I guess that means we can take THEIR kids to church sometime and afterwards, take them hunting!!

  • Dana Garcia

    Why would anyone adopt a different-race baby in the current race-obsessed climate? Who needs the aggravation from the liberal chatterboxes?

    • notebene

      Because there are people in this world who don’t live their lives to please others and act like spineless twits! Children need a loving home and it does not matter what color the family is that provides it. Who told you that life is without controversy?! Is that really how you live your life, based on simpleton opinions of others? You must live in a very small fish bowl!

      • timsrighty

        Pulled the words right outta my mouth. Thanks notebene, saved me some typing.

      • politicallycorrectNOT

        Now, that’s what I call ‘post perfect’….period. 🙂

  • notebene

    Harris-Perry is a truly despicable, self-loathing, twit. The crocodile tears are an insult to all genuine human beings of which she is not! She is so blinded by hatred, that she couldn’t see when she crossed the line and it took her a full week of people hammering her for those vulgar and vicious comments, before this fake apology was taped! Harris-Perry is only sorry that she found out the hard way that the rest of the world does not posses the same hatred she does. She should go the way of that creep Bashir and resign because she has nothing to contribute to the world other than hate and none of us need it!

  • Patriot077

    I’m not sure I believe in her sincerity but I’m not going to pound on her any further. Only she and God know her heart.
    I just have one question about why it is fair to attack persons who were previously in the public eye but are no longer. Romney isn’t running for any office and it seems to me he’s keeping a pretty low personal profile. So the why of his family being considered free game for this kindergarten exercise in the first place is highly suspect. Yet that is what she states made this “newsworthy.”
    Only in a liberal mind.

  • ernst1776

    the hell with her.

  • RichardBlaine

    Paula Deen uttered an expletive 20+ years ago, after being robbed at gunpoint. This week, Melissa Harris-Perry mocked a mixed-race infant because his grandfather is EVIL. Which one still has a job?

    Mind you, I’m not calling for her to be fired. But I think “Progressives” should be held to the same standards that they would set for everyone else.

    • politicallycorrectNOT

      When you’re right, you’re right! Great post. 🙂 …although I can’t say I heard about the ‘gunpoint’ thing? (Um, I just read the story and now I know! Somehow I missed that part of the story….just a main-stream media slip-up, I guess?)

    • timsrighty

      I love your post. Mind you though I believe we all should be calling for her dismissal and then go after any one else who would dare hire her. We all helped to get Phil back on track, we can darn sure help to get Melisspa gone forever.

      • politicallycorrectNOT

        I understand what you’re saying, but we need to be careful about calling for voices that we don’t like or agree with to lose their jobs….(even though ‘I see dumb people everywhere.’) 🙂
        I sure do enjoy being able to listen to my favorite conservative voices on TV and radio!

      • las1

        Liberals call for heads to role. It’s not the conservative impulse to do such a thing. She’s an idiot in many more ways than one. She shouldn’t lose her job because of it. In fact we need these idiots on the air because we need to know what we’re up against.

        • timsrighty

          All I’m saying is she is a hater and a mocker unlike anything on the right. And yeah she should lose her job. And I don’t need Melisspa around to show me what we’re up against. If anyone on the right uttered such filth, I darn sure would condemn them as well. Didn’t care much for Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” comments about Sandra Fluke! Free speech doesn’t mean “say anything” and keep getting paid. There are and should be consequences to the words people say. And what she said is worth a pink slip. Rush’s apology to Ms. Fluke seemed legit to me…Unlike the act Melisspa put on. I’ve been bounced off this site one or two times because of things I posted…took it all in stride…tried to come back better. I doubt Ms Perry wants to come back better.

          • las1

            I hear ya Tim. I’m sure you could come up with more examples of these haters than I could who are on the air right now. In my humble estimation they should all be removed… and not just the more obvious ones… but the pretenders… those who pretend to be fair and balanced. They’re the worst because they put on a front.

            I’m from Canada and our leftist state propaganda broadcaster CBC is full of them. The obvious ones are rewarded with lower and lower ratings and they are eventually removed. Example… Bashir and Keith Olberman. It’s the pretenders to fairness and balance who cause the most damage. Until there is a real shift from the execs at these networks to truly reflect America, a couple of rolling heads won’t make much difference… that’s how I see it anyway.

            • timsrighty

              Michael Savage is one down here I can do without. You’re right though, hate is ugly no matter where it comes from…I just think the majority of it comes from the left. And they need to be taken out. Happy New Year.

        • Steve Angell

          Why is that exactly?

          That needs to change. The best defense is a great offense. Why do we have no offense? I would say all the GOP is is a party to fool the people into thinking they have a choice while big money runs both parties.

          • las1

            Conservatives should not be in the business of silencing their enemies. That’s what the left does. Freedom of speech is a marketplace. The real problem is that the enemy has 80% of the media under it’s power. That needs to change.

            Why do we have no offense?

            Darn good question. The corrupt and gutless crony GOP establishment aside… it’s not in the nature of conservatives to whine and cry and whinge incessantly and play the victim. That’s what the left does since even before Lenin ran the Bolsheviks.

            Now that our enemy is in our face, destroying the country, and truly offending and plotting against good and decent people on a non-stop basis… we need to see them as an enemy to be destroyed. We’re at war, but too many of us don’t realize it yet. Once that critical mass wakes up, then we’ll be ready to play offense, but will it be too late by then?

  • Audrey

    What a great actress. She knew what she was doing. She is a fake and phony and I believe her apology is NOT genuine. Really, who watches her anyway?????

    • las1

      Neither was her apology last time authentic… in my well-considered opinion. She needs to apologize to the people she mocked and ridiculed by proxy when she mocked the Romneys… America’s conservatives.

  • MsContrary

    I wonder if she will lose her job? Martin Bashir gave a heartfelt apology right before he was fired. I think her job is hanging in the balance right now. The double standard in the Marxist Stream Media is soooooo obvious. I hope the Adam Henry’s at the top of MSNBC, and Comcast are seriously reconsidering their standards, because they are the culpable ones for allowing the left wingers to run wild on MSNBC.

    • timsrighty

      How can a heartless liberal give a heartfelt apology? Call me weird.

  • las1

    So the only group due an apology yet to hear one, and who will almost
    certainly never hear one, are Republicans across the nation, who are
    caricatured and characterized as obviously racist every single day, based solely on their party affiliation.

    Hear hear!

    Are you listening Harris-Perry?

    • BeautifulAmerica

      ..nah…only to her maoist teachers and producers.

  • Perry is just sad because she got caught being a racist. Tell me, what’s the difference between a bunch of Klansmen sitting around a table making fun of blacks and a bunch of liberals (especially black liberals) sitting around a table making fun of whites? Racism is racism, whatever race you may be. Perry and her sick, idiotic, friends took great joy in mocking people simply because they were white. Had a bunch of whites said the same thing about a bunch of blacks, they would have thrown off the air and fired. Oh wait, that DID happen, to a guy named Don Imus on the radio. Even though he apologized about his offensive remarks about some black female basketball players, he was STILL fired. So much for “fairness” in the mainstream media. Remember, Perry and her friends were really yucking it up over the race of that poor little kid. So tell me, why does she still have a job?

  • las1

    Now where are the other creeps… those other “comedians” as you call them Harris-Perry. Where are they? Are you content to be their human shield there Melissa? When are their mealy mouthed apologies going to be aired. As you say there Melissa….”no matter what the intent” of your collective comments, let the apologies roll. Grab your sorry assed “comedic” crew and sit them down beside you. After all… it was your own comments that were the least offensive of the bunch. Where are their apologies? Where are your collective apologies for your hate? Bring it on!

  • 1BigNasty

    Is this sorry assed piece of fecal matter still around???
    Just a matter of time until sponsors get tired of flushing money down the toilet.

  • badnewzbearz

    Seems like folks from this vile network are always apologizing.
    MSNBC long ago gave up trying to pretend they actually cover the news.
    They obviously have decided that saying something outrageous, then
    ducking and apologizing, is the best way to draw attention to their
    network, which is struggling in the ratings and has lost a huge chunk of
    their audience since the 2012 election. I think it was Ace who wrote
    that MSNBC has become the Animal House for liberals.

    I would bet many had never heard of Martin Bashir before he did his
    disgusting segment on Sarah Palin. And MHP is in the same category,
    although she has attracted attention for previous outrageous segments,
    such as when she compared the word Obamacare to using the “N-word.”

    I’m not buying her line that she didn’t intend that segment to go the
    way it did. Her whole purpose for putting that photo of the Romneys up
    there, and inviting her “panel” to caption it, was to snark and mock
    the Romney’s little six-month old grandson.

  • This INFURIATES me.

    So, we’re supposed to care about this?! This assclown TARGETED Romney, just on the basis on the fact that he ran for office, OVER A YEAR AGO. This was a CHRISTMAS CARD, not meant for public consumption, and you chose to make it public fare, and had no problem with the racism and scorn heaped upon Mitt Romney’s family, and his YOUNG GRANDSON, JUST like you had no problem with the attacks on Sarah Palin’s INFANT SON, Trig. You cry your crocodile tears, probably because you’re afraid of pulling a Martin Bashir, after he caught well deserved fire for expressing his sick and kinky desire to get a Hot Carl from Sarah Palin, on the air. You talk about his being a ‘family’ channel, and yet hire the least family friendly people you can find; an anti-Christian homosexual – Maddow – , and an anti-Christian anti homosexual, named Baldwin. You are the lowest of scum, and you beg for undeserved forgiveness. You were raised in a family with whites – and MORMON whites, at that – and expressed not a word of ire, in regards to the attacks against Romney and his religion, from your own cohorts, like Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman, and others. You are low, you are scum, and your family should be DEEPLY ASHAMED for raising a snake, like you, that is so eager to bite, you bite relentlessly and remorseless AT YOUR OWN FAMILY, to get at someone else, and draw their blood for your sport, and to entertain your friends. You are despicable. You and your friends, like that racist socialist Larry O’Donnell ooze and drip racism out of your pores, and it dribbles down your chins, such as when O’Donnell attacked black candidate Herman Cain, or did you conveniently forget that? You’re only fooling the stupid: leftists attach themselves to the DNC for very simple reasons. The DNC PIONEERED race based slavery in this country. The DNC PIONEERED institutionalized racism, through stacked “supreme” courts that rubber stamped things like the Fugitive Slave Act, Segregation, Separate but Equal, etc. The DNC PIONEERED domestic terrorism, through organizations like the Ku Klux Klan (no matter how you try to ignore them, they were started by DEMOCRAT CONFEDERATES, on CHRISTMAS EVE). The DNC PIONEERED Apartheid, LONG before South Africa, and stood behind their lions of racism and segregation, like Bull “Firehose” Connor, Lestor “attacks black children so viciously, President Eisenhower had to check him” Maddox, John “I vote against civil rights legislation” Kennedy, Robert “I hate blacks” Kennedy who used his office (attained through nepotism) to attack and harass Dr. Martin Luther King, Al “segregation” Gore Senior, and so on. You are pathetic, and you are scum. You don’t even have the self awareness to realize that blacks that are Conservative, like myself, aren’t the damned “sellouts”, here, it’s blacks that cling to the party of slavery, that are the “sellouts”. That would be people like YOU. Take your fake tears, and go straight to HELL, where Universalist Unitarians like yourself ALL go. While I famously disagree with Mormonism, at least they call themselves Christian. You? You ran so far away from your family, you’ve thrown them under the bus, so you can launch your career of racism and bigotry against the people you are so filled with hate for, and you’ve distanced yourself from God.

    Don’t think, for a moment, that Jesus hasn’t distanced Himself, from you.

    • keyesforpres

      Great post.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Anger against marxism is definitely pent up in many of us. I pray that it’s enough country-wide to make changes.

  • timerunnersc

    Show remorse like you expect from the other side, apologize, resign and go away. Then maybe we’ll forget you, but then again like with Susan Rice not likely.

  • joyfulgiver

    I guarantee, the Romney family doesn’t think of their grandson as anything less than American, I’m sure there is no hyphen in there.
    Honestly, while I appreciate her apology, I believe she is only covering her behind. I’m sure she received numerous letters from families all across America requesting if not demanding her resignation, which I’m sure the netword took into consideration while they helped her write her apology. Her comments and those of her “comedian” panel were NOT acceptable under any circumstance.

  • ebola131

    A lying hyphenated commie racist.
    Lying liars lie.

  • timsrighty

    So Melisspa, you’re sorry. Well, you sure are sorry. I guess that “All kids belong to us” comment you made only applies to your God the government.

  • digipanic

    Golf Clap for getting it right and apologizing on air instead of twitter like she did the first time.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      She just read her producer’s cue cards. No credit for this scornful, racist pug.

  • Tim Jaggers

    Fake tears! She knew what she was doing at the time, she just didn’t expect to get any heat from it.

    • joyfulgiver

      well with the comments coming on the heels of The media attack on Phil Robertson for speaking the truth, she should have known that the sleeping giant is awake and ready to pounce stupid comments by the media, too bad she hasn’t resigned yet.

  • Alborn

    You cannot believe a word this woman says as with the POTUS.

    • Jazzee


  • Dan Defoe

    She and everyone on camera at her entire network weave race into every story. What does MSLSD tell us? You didn’t want this cluster f*** of government run healthcare….you’re racist. You think the government should cut back on deficit spending….you’re racist. You voted for Romney…you’re racist. You liked Herman Cain for president…you’re racist and were faking your preference for a black candidate. You are a conservative who didn’t kill themselves…you’re racist. ad nauseam
    You want to see a racist????? Look in the mirror MHP.

    • lanahi

      The race card has been hugely over-played and has come back to bite them.

  • friskyness

    This “woman” is a racist!

  • USMC 64-68

    She is right! She is “sorry” – a sorry piece of leftist democrat trash.

    • Jazzee

      amen amen amen
      she LIED doesn’t feel bad at all…………who cares right? no one watches her sick show anyway

  • bronxkid

    She egged them on and chose to poke fun …. her intent was just that … I don’t think she counted on the backlash. It was vile. And she champions “diversity”. Had she been a white conservative, she would have been bounced. What a hypocrite. The very thing she champions – equality for all – doesn’t apply. Ms Perry has always been a subliminal baiter, but now there is no denying she was seen on a national stage as a racist…and she knows it … tears because she can’t deny it.
    Whether it’s white supremacist belittling and degrading blacks or blacks belittling and degrading whites – racism is racism. I remember Don Imus poking fun at the “nappy” hair of some black female basketball players – he was fired even after a heartfelt apology. Oh, but that’s a white guy making fun of blacks…the rules don’t seem to apply when it’s reversed.

  • El Mac

    Sniff, sniffles….boo hoo. Why do you Leftist morons stick your foot down your throat, then come out whining in a day or so? Why do you treat people like shat anyway? Wouldn’t it be better for you just to use the old Golden Rule principle and stop trying to be so condescendingly hip and queer and cool? Just be decent for a change. Just relax………..