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MSNBC's Harris-Perry: intent was to be 'Positive & Celebratory' about Romney grandson
Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 2014 | JOHN NOLTE

Posted on 01/04/2014 10:34:27 AM PST by mandaladon

MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry used the opening of her Saturday morning program to issue a personal apology for the mockery of Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson, Kieran. The appalling segment occurred last Sunday and Harris-Perry had already apologized via Twitter Tuesday. Today she claimed that she "intended to say positive and celebratory things" about the Romney family's inter-racial adoption. Whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive. And showing the photo in that context, that segment, was poor judgment. 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, 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. 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. 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 do so, it must be with the utmost respect. We’re 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. While her apology sounded sincere, I don't know how anyone can watch what happened last Sunday and walk away believing that her intent was to say "positive and celebratory" things about the Romney family.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: melissaharrisperry; memebuilding; msnbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
"I intended to say positive and celebratory comments. .." she is even lying within her forced apology. MNBC is batting a thousand.
1 posted on 01/04/2014 10:34:27 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Lying is endemic with them There is no hope.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 10:35:39 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mandaladon

Melissa Harris-Pant-Load


4 posted on 01/04/2014 10:39:22 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: mandaladon
I imagine that she got SO much flak that she was FORCED to apologize.

I thought I had seen everything and NOW a (barely) black woman T.V. "personality" (barely) HAD to apologize. A---mazzzing!

5 posted on 01/04/2014 10:40:18 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: mandaladon

I “intended to say positive and celebratory things” but being a socialist racist beech, I decided to change my intention and say negative and discouraging things about wealthy white people instead.

There. THAT’S what she intended to say.


7 posted on 01/04/2014 10:41:40 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: mandaladon

I’ve read some arguments by blacks that non-black people who adopt black babies/children commit “cultural genocide” by destroying the child’s black identity/heritage/culture. This might be part of Ms. Harris-Perry’s perspective. It is an argument that does not take into consideration the welfare of the child as a child.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 10:43:29 AM PST by thecodont
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To: mandaladon

Riiiight. And ndamukong suh didn’t mean to stomp.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 10:44:20 AM PST by pogo101
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To: RedMDer
Melissa Harris-Pant-Load

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That is DISGUSTING.

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Heeheehee.

10 posted on 01/04/2014 10:44:21 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: mandaladon

Apologizing for making Whitest, Race-o-phobic remarks?


11 posted on 01/04/2014 10:45:56 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: cloudmountain

12 posted on 01/04/2014 10:46:25 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: mandaladon

ROTFLOL Who is she kidding? Her legacy will be “What a joke”.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 10:48:41 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mandaladon

FAIL. Twice.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 10:49:17 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: thecodont
I’ve read some arguments by blacks that non-black people who adopt black babies/children commit “cultural genocide” by destroying the child’s black identity/heritage/culture.

Being raised by the Romneys that child might grow up to be a [gasp] Republican.

16 posted on 01/04/2014 10:52:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: RedMDer

Hahaha. Good one. Reminds me of my husband!


17 posted on 01/04/2014 10:53:46 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: mandaladon

Hey Melissa, you are a lying, ignorant slut, and I mean that in a positive celebratory way....


18 posted on 01/04/2014 10:54:28 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: KarlInOhio
Being raised by the Romneys that child might grow up to be a [gasp] Republican.

That child would NEVER be on the dole either. More money than God.

19 posted on 01/04/2014 10:55:08 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: mandaladon

taqiyya


21 posted on 01/04/2014 10:58:37 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: mandaladon

No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney.


22 posted on 01/04/2014 11:25:24 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: mandaladon

‘Takes lyin’ lessons from the master LIAR apparently.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 11:28:26 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mandaladon

The original segment was pure malice (the gleefulness and viciousness of the attack sets it).

Now we are too stupid to know her intent was meant to be ‘positive’.

Keep digging, Harris-Perry.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 11:36:17 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: mandaladon

LIE.

Its what the Left does best.

This woman is filled with an Ugly Anger just waiting to come to the surface.

This display is all a phony event.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 11:40:57 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Gaffer; Admin Moderator
Post 6, right back.

And then they are mad that they have to apologize or lose their cushy job.

It NEVER crosses their mind that they were wrong and they should re-evaluate themselves and how THEY think.

Yeah, thats right, I keep them all.

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26 posted on 01/04/2014 11:45:47 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: mandaladon

she should have stuck to tampons as earrings. she looked less stupid.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 11:48:03 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: mandaladon
Liar!
28 posted on 01/04/2014 11:50:53 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: mandaladon

That apology appears very niggardly to me.


29 posted on 01/04/2014 11:51:09 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: TLI

Sometimes you get away with it; sometimes you don’t. I don’t get mad at moderation - it lets me know the prevailing mood.


30 posted on 01/04/2014 11:51:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Starstruck

Hee hee...I remember!!!!!


31 posted on 01/04/2014 11:52:09 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

She’s a liar, like all leftists. Lenin told them it was OK to lie to advance their cause.


32 posted on 01/04/2014 11:54:52 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Gaffer

Yeah, but I have seen much worse that was not even touched.

And I am not mad, I got my post back in, that’s why I keep them.

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33 posted on 01/04/2014 12:01:41 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

Hee hee. Stay vigilant....they can’t stay awake all 24 hours..... I get up at 3:30-4:00 AM East Coast......not many stirring at that hour.


34 posted on 01/04/2014 12:04:46 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: mandaladon

And Adolf Hitler wanted to unite the world in”Brotherhood”!!


35 posted on 01/04/2014 1:27:05 PM PST by bandleader
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To: mandaladon
Melissa Harris Perry on Romney grandson

C'mon, does that LOOK 'positive & celebratory'? That cackle at the end of the "joke" is all you MHP.

36 posted on 01/04/2014 4:29:12 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Gaffer; TLI

Profanity is not a matter of “mood.” If it is seen, or complained about, it is removed. Thanks TLI, for not posting the word that got Gaffer’s comment removed in the first place.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 9:49:27 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: mandaladon
Today she claimed that she "intended to say positive and celebratory things" about the Romney family's inter-racial adoption.

Heckuva way to reverse last-week's apology.

Ah well. We knew you were lying then. Thanks for confirming.

38 posted on 01/05/2014 2:21:41 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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