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  • Harris-Perry Guest: Don't Execute Tsarnaev—Could Become Spox for Reconciling with Islam

    04/25/2015 10:26:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of all the rotten reasons not to execute Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, we'll give the booby prize to the one offered by Paul Raushenbush, a HuffPo religion editor and ordained American Baptist minister. On Melissa Harris-Perry's show today, Raushenbush imagined that in twenty years, Tsarnaev might become "a spokesperson for reconciling Islam with America. We don't know what this life is going to lead to." Anything's possible, but surely Tsarnaev's sentence should not be based on this sort of idle speculation. What made Raushenbush's argument particularly galling was his statement that "the idea of ending any life for any reason is for...
  • Liberals: "Taxes for Thee, Not for Me"

    04/23/2015 12:52:45 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    Charting Course ^ | 4/23/15 | Steve Berman
    “Taxes for thee, but not for me” is the liberal mantra.  The celebrity-worshipping elite Left exalts the “middle-class” while not deigning to join it, and certainly doesn’t lower itself to such plebeian pursuits as paying taxes. While Melissa Harris-Perry laments the plight of inner-city black women (and beclowns herself by asking Eric Holder to “quack for us”), she also accumulates quite a lot of loot along the way.  In 2012, she tweeted pictures of her latest renovation project in New Orleans—not her first round of “This Old House”--she and hubby James Perry renovated another fixer-upper in 2009. (James, speaking about...
  • Rubio Catches Kasie's Eye: 'Stood Out to Me the Most'

    04/18/2015 10:08:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I have a sneaky feeling that MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt isn't a registered Republican. Even so, there's little doubt that at least for now Marco Rubio is winning the Kasie Hunt primary. In successive appearances on the Up with Steve Kornacki and Melissa Harris-Perry shows this morning, Hunt made clear that Rubio was her standout in the Republican field assembled this weekend in New Hampshire. On "Up" Hunt called Rubio "the strongest candidate in telling a story . . . really somebody to watch." A bit later on MH-P, Hunt hailed Rubio as the person who "stood out to...
  • MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Owes $70,000 in Delinquent Taxes

    04/16/2015 5:13:14 PM PDT · by tje · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry had a particularly tough tax day — the anchor and her husband owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal. The IRS filed the notice on April 6th and filed a lien on the Perrys, the report said. Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not the tax lien. She and her husband paid $21,721 of her debt on Wednesday; the remaining debt of $43,581 covers a tax period that ended on December 31st, 2013.
  • MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and Husband Owe IRS $70K in Delinquent Taxes

    04/16/2015 11:54:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Mediate ^ | 4-16-15 | Andrew Kirell
    According to The Winston-Salem Journal, Wake Forest University professor and MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry and her husband James Perry owe the Internal Revenue Service $70,000 in delinquent taxes. A notice filed this month in the Forsyth County Hall of Justice indicates the IRS has placed a lien on the Perrys. More from the Journal report:
  • Ugly American? Melissa Harris-Perry Worries US Tourists Would be 'Plague' on Cuba

    04/11/2015 11:56:07 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 65 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you're a Cuban who has somehow managed to catch the cablecast of Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show today. The topic is President Obama's opening toward Cuba. You're scraping by on the average Cuban monthly salary of $20/month and are thrilled at the prospect of getting a better-paying job if and when American tourists start coming in numbers. Then suddenly you hear Harris-Perry fretting that there could be a "downside" for Cuba in letting in those American tourists. They could be a "plague" for Cuba. Impose their cultural "hegemony." !Ay caramba! View the video here.
  • MSNBC: Write That America Has Always Been Based on 'White Supremacy' on Coffee Cups

    03/23/2015 11:35:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/23/15 | Tom Blumer
    On Melissa Harris-Perry's show this weekend, the host resoundingly approved when a guy who said that his mission in life is to "get white people to talk about whiteness" suggested that baristas at Starbucks should write “White supremacy has been the organizing principle of America since it was founded” on customers' coffee cups. - See more at:
  • Harris-Perry Guest: NCAA Tourney 'Organized Theft of Black Wealth'

    03/21/2015 9:14:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it the Marxist theory of surplus value in high-tops . . . On Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show today, David Zirin, sports guy at the far-left Nation mag, called the NCAA tournament nothing less than "the organized theft of black wealth." Zirin expanded his accusation to call the tournament the theft of "youth wealth." Speaking of wealth, Zirin has made a living out of adopting provocative positions, from supporting the boycott of Israeli athletes, to attributing dislike of Barry Bonds to--you guessed it--racism. View the video here.
  • Melissa Harris-Perry at Cornell: Hope Trayvon Martin 'whooped the [snip] out of George Zimmerman'

    02/25/2015 8:10:56 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 23, 2015 | Melissa Harris-Perry
    MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry delivered a laughable, childish speech at Cornell's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Feb. 23, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA9GsEja0Oc
  • MSNBC host hopes Trayvon Martin 'whooped the s--t out of George Zimmerman' (Melissa Harris-Perry)

    MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry said during an address at Cornell University this week that she hopes 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “whooped the s--t” out of gunman George Zimmerman during their fatal encounter in 2012. Harris-Perry’s speech, titled “We Can’t Breathe: The Continuing Consequences of Inequality,” was delivered during the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture. She said the following of Martin’s death: “I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.’ ” Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 on murder charges. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law was...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry: I Hope Trayvon ‘Whooped the (bleep) Out of George Zimmerman’

    02/25/2015 10:09:53 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 02/25/2015 | Andrew Kirell
    <p>During a speech at Cornell University earlier this week, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said she hopes Trayvon Martin “whooped the shit out of’ George Zimmerman during the fatal confrontation that led to Martin’s death in 2012.</p> <p>I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a “Stand Your Ground’ law. And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman. And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him.</p>
  • Harris-Perry on 'Burn This B--ch Down': Arson, Looting 'Not Necessarily Violence'

    12/06/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Next time you're assembling a criminal defense team, remember to forget Melissa Harris-Perry. On her MSNBC show today, MH-P commented on the news that authorities are considering charges against Michael Brown's stepfather Louis Head, who on the night the grand jury declined to indict, jumped on a car and implored the crowd "burn this mother------ down! Burn this b--ch down!" Numerous buildings were thereafter torched. Argued Harris-Perry: "arson and looting . . . are not necessarily violence." She added that those crimes should bear a "legal difference" from violence against "bodies." Even if you accept Harris-Perry's premise [I would argue...
  • Harris-Perry Guest Favors Prison Abolition, Tweets 'F--- The Police'

    10/11/2014 9:58:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melissa Harris-Perry proudly portrays her MSNBC show as "Nerdland." But has it devolved from a cozy academic coffee klatsch for lefties into something else? To discuss the issue of relations between police and black Americans, with the backdrop of Ferguson and a shooting this week in St. Louis, Harris-Perry had as a member of her panel Mychal Denzel Smith. On the one hand, Denzel Smith would appear, as a writer for The Nation, to fit the Nerdland bill. But a review of his Twitter feed reveals that two days ago Denzel Smith tweeted: 'F---.The.Police." And late last month he tweeted...
  • Beheading Is “Workplace Violence”, How Dare Any One Suggest A Muslim Connection?

    09/29/2014 12:50:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    The Conservative House ^ | 09/28/14 | Sundance
    Moonbat Of The Week – MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry: OK Beheading Is “Workplace Violence”, How Dare Any One Suggest A Muslim Connection?
  • 'Ridiculous': Harris-Perry Show Spat As Guest Claims US Soldiers 'Forced in' By Poverty

    09/13/2014 11:11:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Phyllis Bennis is a Melissa Harris-Perry fave. How bonkers-left is Bennis? She's a defender of Iran and its nuclear ambitions, and wants Israel wiped off the map, to be replaced by a single Palestinian state. On today's MH-P, Bennis once again put her radical views on display, arguing that many US soliders aren't truly volunteers, but are "forced in by poverty and lack of other opportunities." "That's absolutely ridiculours," responded Iraq war veteran Earl Catagnus Jr. View the video here.
  • GOVERNMENT SCHOOL "INDOCTRINATION" CENTERS

    05/02/2014 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 33 replies
    Vanity | 5/2/2014 | Dick Bachert
    This is especially for you parents who have your most precious possessions (your KIDS) in government schools and then scrimp and save to send them to allegedly top notch colleges and universities.  This radical leftist pictured below is the poster girl for the vast majority of those who "teach" (read that "indoctrinate") in those places.  Many of us have understood their intentions for a long time.  The left has now grown so bold that they no longer must conceal their takeover of the educational system here.  Then you are puzzled when your kids come out hating you and the values...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry Mocks People Who Lost Insurance: Suggests Dems Say 'Just Deal With That'

    04/20/2014 5:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 20, 2014 | Brad Wilmouth
    On the Sunday, April 20, Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, as host Harris-Perry chastised Democrats for not bragging about ObamaCare for the year's midterm elections, she at one point mocked Americans angry about having their health insurance plans cancelled, which she referred to as "crappy plans," as she lamented that Democrats are not boasting about ObamaCare or declaring, "Yeah, you can't keep your crappy plans. Just deal with that!" Her mockery of the ObamaCare-induced insurance cancellations came as she compared Republicans to people who flip houses and brag about doing only a little work, as she characterized Democrats, by contrast,...
  • Press Coverage of UAW's VW-Chattanooga Loss 'Somehow' Overlooks One

    02/15/2014 6:09:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 15, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    The three Associated Press reports I've seen on the UAW's failure to win the right to represent hourly workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee — the first two were covered in NewsBusters posts here and here; the wire service's 3:52 p.m. report is here — all mention in one way or another what UAW President Bob King is now calling "unprecedented outside interference" in the runup to the election. (VW, which can only run the factory with the kind of "workers councils" it has at its other worldwide plants in the U.S. if its workers are represented by...
  • AP Admits It: MSNBC's Leftist 'Loose Lips' Offer Plenty of Ammo to Critics

    02/08/2014 3:41:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 8, 2014 | Tim Graham
    he notion that MSNBC is now the most controversial gaffe-a-minute cable news network has been ratified by the Associated Press. AP media reporter David Bauder wrote a story headlined “Loose lips give ammunition to MSNBC foes.” “Since MSNBC is in the political ring, its opponents are always on the lookout for things to attack,” Bauder wrote. “Lately, NBC's left-leaning cable news sister has offered plenty of ammunition.” The firing of a staff member over an obnoxious tweet that the “rightwing” would hate a Cheerios ad with a biracial family comes after Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir were let go. Now...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry brags about her sixth sense for knowing when stuff is racist

    01/31/2014 2:58:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 31, 2014 | Robby Soave
    At a recent forum at the University of Michigan, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry explained to her audience that white people will never understand why things are racist, because they lack an innate “racial trigger,” that instantly tells them when to be outraged. Harris-Perry, on the other hand, has a very finely-tuned racial trigger. “I know that this moment is racist because it trips my racial trigger, because it makes me feel nauseous,” she said, according to The Michigan Daily. “I’m not generally angry, but you just made me mad.” While lamenting that her ‘white allies’ would never be fully able...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Pronounces Marine Corps Motto Semper 'Fee'

    01/19/2014 9:27:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call it Melissa Harris-Perry's "corpse-man" moment . . . In a segment on the role of the US military during her MSNBC show this morning, Harris-Perry, quoting the Marine Corps motto, pronounced it Semper "Fee." Marines of course pronounce it "fye." Perry surely meant no disrespect. But it is a mark of how detached she and so much of the liberal media is from military culture that she could make such a mistake. View the video here.
  • MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us in Any Way'

    01/16/2014 5:25:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/16/14 | Randy Hall |
    Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology. "These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake,” Griffin asserted. “We took responsibility for them and took action. They were unfortunate,” but “I don't think it hurt us in any way.” While known as a...
  • Ohio Democrat Blames Republicans for ‘103 Million Americans’ Losing Their Unemployment Benefits

    01/13/2014 3:09:34 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 13, 2014
    State Sen. Nina Turner (D., Ohio) gave the impression Sunday on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry that “103 million Americans” had lost their unemployment benefits when they expired at the end of 2013, because of the Republican Party. If Turner was accurate, that would mean nearly one-third of the country is out of work. The correct figure was 1.3 million.
  • Bill Nye Wants You To Know He Has No Problem With Your Stupid Religion

    01/11/2014 3:19:54 PM PST · by absentee · 53 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/11/2014 | Caleb Howe
    [VIDEO GOES HERE] Not so reasonable sounding after all. Tittering like school children who just heard someone say “poop” isn’t exactly fairly meeting on common ground now is it? I have *chortle* no problem *snicker* with anyone’s *giggle* religion *nelsonmuntz*. This is the typical attitude of the enlightened ones when speaking down to the minions of mean spirited deities. They say we can all just get along, but in practice, what they mean is shut up and stand still, we’re trying to point at you and laugh
  • Glenn Beck Has Completely Lost It

    01/06/2014 3:54:09 PM PST · by Viennacon · 92 replies
    I am concluding that Glenn Beck has either lost his mind, or is slowly becoming a leftist. Today on his site are two rather disturbing videos. The first in which he continues his crusade to support GLAAD, comparing Russia's law protecting minors from homosexual propaganda to the Holocaust, and blowing up incendiary comments made by a Russian actor for no apparent reason other than to help push the narrative of permanent victimhood that the homosexual lobby thrives on. Here, we can be treated to Glenn engaging in left wing obfuscation more likely to be used by Al Sharpton than any...
  • Rachel’s Show: Maddow is part of the new matriarchy running NBC News behind the scenes

    01/06/2014 8:13:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/06/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    MSNBC, the left-leaning cable-news network, has settled on one solution to its recent problems. It now has an executive reviewing scripts before they go on the air. The role, which has fallen to Rich Stockwell, a former executive producer of The Ed Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann who now oversees special projects at the network, was created as several of the network’s hosts have, to the embarrassment of network brass, conducted a master class in political incorrectness. In recent months, Alec Baldwin, Martin Bashir, and, most recently, Melissa Harris-Perry have awkwardly crashed into the trinity of sexual orientation, gender,...
  • Despite apology, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry is still a racist

    01/06/2014 4:20:44 AM PST · by Desperado67 · 15 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 01/05/2014 | Rob Binsrick
    Two Sundays ago on her self-titled MSNBC show, Melissa Harris-Perry and a panel of guest contributors made derogatory comments about a photo of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, his wife and their grandchildren. Included in the photo was the Romney’s adopted grandson, Kieran Romney, who happens to be African-American. During that broadcast, Harris-Perry laughed and giggled at the derogatory comments of her guests which included one guest singing a Sesame Street song and another comparing the photo to the current demographics of the Republican Party. Following the episode, Harris-Perry sent out a series of tweets via Twitter expressing her sorrow...
  • Jerk of the Week - Melissa Harris-Perry

    01/05/2014 6:14:29 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 8 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 5, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    Once again we reach that time of the week where we single out an odious person for our Jerk of the Week honors. Some weeks are harder than others, but this week was surprisingly easy. With the holiday week between Christmas and New Years, you would have thought that most people would be on their best behavior or lay low. However, MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving. This time, it's in the form of Melissa Harris-Perry. Earlier this week, Melissa Harris-Perry had a segment on her MSNBC show where a picture was shown of Mitt Romney and his...
  • MSNBC Associates Duck Dynasty Gun Line with Mass Shootings

    01/05/2014 10:37:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 4, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    When MSNBC's Thomas Roberts announced the new line of Duck Commander guns on January 3rd, he was joined by Len Everett of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Everett claimed Phil Robertson, of Duck Dynasty fame, made his controversial comments to sell guns to conservative, middle-aged, white males and criticized the Robertson family for selling the kinds of guns used in mass shootings. Roberts used leading questions to guide Everett in making these points throughout the segment. For example, Roberts introduced Everett by pointing out that the new line of guns includes a "semi-automatic pistol" and "two semi-automatic rifles." Moreover,...
  • MSNBC to hire executive to review all on-air scripts

    01/06/2014 8:42:32 AM PST · by Gillmeister · 36 replies
    1/6/14 | gillmeister
    Uh, do these dolts think this is going to help? And why did it take so long?
  • Rush to Accept Melissa Harris-Perry Apology Misses Chance to Confront Left on Race-Baiting

    01/06/2014 8:25:25 AM PST · by kristinn · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Monday, January 6, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Conservatives took the high road this weekend and boy don’t they feel good about themselves. When MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry gave an emotional preemptive on-air apology Saturday morning to Mitt Romney in advance of his appearance on Fox News Sunday for a segment last weekend using a Christmas family photo that included the Romney family’s recently adopted black infant, conservatives rushed to Twitter to congratulate themselves for quickly accepting an apology that wasn’t meant for them. Harris-Perry apologized, as she should have, for using a child for a political attack and for hurting the feelings of mixed-race adoptive families. What...
  • ‘Moving On’: Mitt Romney Accepts Melissa Harris-Perry’s ‘Heartfelt’ Apology

    01/05/2014 8:00:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 01/05/2014 | by Tommy Christopher
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an emotional, tearful apology for a New Year’s weekend segment that used Kieran Romney‘s appearance in a Romney family photo as a setup for jokes about diversity, and became a full-blown media conflagration. On Sunday, former Governor Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News Sunday to address the controversy, which host Chris Wallace called “a disgraceful political attack on a baby.” Last Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry moderated a panel that set upon a Romney family photo as the pivot point for jokes about Republican lack of diversity. Harris-Perry’s own remarks were relatively innocuous, but panelist...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Jokes About Mormons ‘Changing Their Minds About Black Folks Having Souls'

    01/04/2014 1:53:36 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 30 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2014 | Tommy Christopher
    One of the peripheral aspects of the already-tangential Kierangate media kerfuffle over a Melissa Harris-Perry show segment is the host’s Twitter apology, specifically Harris-Perry’s invocation of her own Mormon background. A review of Melissa Harris-Perry‘s past commentary about Mormonism reveals an apparently genuine affection and admiration for her ancestors’ religion, as well as something of a blind spot for the Mormon Church’s history of racially discriminatory policies. As part of her apology, Harris-Perry tweeted “As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise,” apparently as a way...
  • Mitt Romney Accepts MHP's Apology: We Hold No Ill Will Whatsoever

    01/05/2014 6:51:09 AM PST · by absentee · 61 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/5/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning to discuss several topics, including the story that first broke on The Right Scoop, the segment on Melissa Harris-Perry's show last weekend featuring a Romney family photo. [VIDEO NOT EMBEDDABLE] ROMNEY: Well first let me just note, Chris, that we love this little guy a great deal. He was an answer to prayer and we love that he is a part of our family. He is part of our family. That being said, I recognize that people make mistakes and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake,...
  • Melissa-Harris Perry Cries During On-Air Apology to Romney Family [video at link]

    01/04/2014 11:10:14 AM PST · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 4, 2014 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and a panel of comedians last weekend senselessly mocked a picture of former Governor Mitt Romney’s family because it included his adopted black grandson. Although she’s already apologized on Twitter, Harris-Perry began her show Saturday with a heartfelt apology much of the time fighting through a lump in her throat and tears (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Hounded By Free-Speech Advocate Sarah Palin, MSNBC Host Is Sorry for Romney Jokes

    12/31/2013 1:53:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Wire ^ | December 31, 2013 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    After being chastised by Sarah Palin, defender of Phil Roberton's homophobic and racist remarks, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is now apologizing for joking that Mitt Romney's grandchild might marry Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's daughter. “As black child born into a large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise," Perry said over Twitter. "I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices," she added. Perry was the target of Palin's, RNC chair Reine Priebus's, and many others' ire after she and guests...
  • MSNBC - Lying in the uncomfortable bed they've made.

    01/04/2014 7:21:39 PM PST · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | January 4, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Hello fellow 2013 survivors, I've got a lot of irons in the fire, but this one struck me with a sense of urgency and so I banged it out - (don't read anything into that expression).   I'd heard about this latest flap over a gaggle of progressives having a chuckle about Mitt Romney with a black grandson on his knee and I couldn't help but see a bit of absurdity beyond the rather innocuous incident itself. MSNBC has, without thinking (surprise, surprise)-locked themselves into a box and now that it's too late to get out, are discovering they don't...
  • A New Year, a New Round of Racism, Genderism and Golf

    01/02/2014 8:20:29 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-2-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m afraid everyone missed the point surrounding the Ms.NBC-Melissa Harris-Perry controversy over this absolutely charming picture of the Romney family patriarch and matriarch taken with their 21 grandchildren. The criticism has centered around the show’s host and guests mocking of little Kieran Romney, the adopted black grandson of Mitt Romney. Butt it’s worse than that. Look closely at this picture: Kieran is the little black baby on Mitt’s lap in…pink. As Ms.NBC’s Managing Editor of Outrage pointed out, all the other little grandsons are wearing…blue, while all the granddaughters are wearing…pink. “One of these things is not like the others”...
  • The Liberal Politics of Destruction

    12/31/2013 2:36:20 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 5 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    To the progressive liberal, all politics is personal, which means several things. First is that any time and situation is a good place to push their ideological agenda. It can be at Thanksgiving, over Christmas dinner, or just sitting back and watching tv. "Wow, that receiver really got popped going across the middle to catch that pass. Thank Gaia that he now has ObamaCare in case he needs it." The other facet to the politics is personal is the act of destroying one's opponents on a personal level, not one based upon debating the merits of opposing viewpoints. While publicly...
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for attack on Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson

    12/31/2013 8:16:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney's black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host. The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the "2013: The year in political ridiculousness" segment on the cable news show Sunday.
  • MSNBC: HARRIS-PERRY AND PANEL RIDICULE MITT ROMNEY'S BLACK GRANDSON

    12/31/2013 6:57:16 AM PST · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Dec 2013 | JOHN NOLTE
    In a nauseating display of mean-spirited ignorance, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel of five ridiculed Mitt Romney's black grandchild as something "that's not like the others." The MSNBC segment was a look back at 2013, and for some reason a Romney family photo that shows former Massachusetts governor with a grandchild on each knee was cherry-picked for mockery. The only apparent reason for the ridicule was purely based on the race of Kieran Romney, the governor's adopted grandchild who happens to be black. You can hear panelist Pia Glenn singing the lyrics to the "Sesame Street" song, "One of...
  • MSNBC Host Makes Fun of Mitt Romney’s Black Grandson

    12/31/2013 1:47:29 AM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 20, 2013 | LA Ross
    Host of eponymous “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” is under fire for making the race of Romney’s adopted grandson a punchline. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry concluded the “What’s So Funny About 2013?” segment of her Sunday show with a chorus of laughter at the black grandson pictured in former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s family Christmas photo. The chuckles were directed at baby Kieran – who was adopted by Romney’s son Ben and his wife Andelynne in September. Also read: The Year in Cable News: Bashir, Baldwin Exits Cap Year of Turmoil for MSNBC “One of these things is not like the others,...
  • MSNBC's Harris-Perry: intent was to be 'Positive & Celebratory' about Romney grandson

    01/04/2014 10:34:27 AM PST · by mandaladon · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 2014 | JOHN NOLTE
    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...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Panelist Levels Racism Charge Against Republicans Minutes After Host's Apology

    01/04/2014 10:40:16 AM PST · by absentee · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014` | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show Saturday, a few minutes after the host's emotional apology for a racially-charged segment on last week's show, panelist Katrina Vanden Heuvel renews the charge that Republicans are racists. [video goes here] The panelists are discussing populist sentiment in America as part of a discussion about the election of Bill de Blasio in NYC. The discussion spans a commercial break, and in the second half, Katrina Vanden Heuvel is addressing the idea that Republican populism has been successful in stirring up emotion and movement based on a message of lower taxes and limited government. Vanden Heuvel...
  • Video: MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Cries During Romney Apology

    01/04/2014 9:28:54 AM PST · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014 | Caleb Howe
    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: ... 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, the racist assumption about...
  • 5 dumbest Melissa Harris-Perry quotes of 2013 [VIDEO]

    01/01/2014 6:03:31 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-31-2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    December 31, 20135 dumbest Melissa Harris-Perry quotes of 2013 [VIDEO] Jamie Weinstein On a network filled with dimwits and nitwits, Melissa Harris-Perry stands out. She may not be the dumbest host on MSNBC — when you’re competing against Ed Schultz, that’s a tall task — but she has convincingly demonstrated that she is among the most consistently asinine. Below are five of the Duke PhD’s stupidest statements of 2013: 1.) She downplayed the role radical Islam played in the Boston Bombings: “I keep wondering — is it possible that there would ever be a discussion like, ‘Oh, this is because...
  • MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby(yep, our Melissa Harris Perry)

    12/31/2013 10:10:53 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    AOL .com ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | AOL
    An MSNBC host is apologizing to Mitt Romney's family after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson. Melissa Harris-Perry said Tuesday her intention was to celebrate diversity, but the segment took an unexpected and offensive turn. The photo shows infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white. One guest on her Sunday show, actress Pia Glenn, sang 'one of these things just isn't the same.' Comedian Dean Obeidallah, said it 'sums up the diversity of the Republican party.' Harris-Perry...
  • Melissa Harris Perry would rather have the adopted Romney baby aborted.

    12/31/2013 1:46:01 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 35 replies
    MSNBC, youtube ^ | 12/31/13
    Melissa Harris Perry, IMO, would rather have Mitt Romney's adopted grandson, either aborted or raised in the liberal democrat crack plantation. Uh, uh, there's no way in Melissa Harris Perry's world that a baby can be adopted into a loving family.
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 8:43:50 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | DEC. 31, 2013 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren is black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black. During the segment, guest panelist Pia Glenn sang, "One of these things is not like the others! One of these things just isn't the same," a reference to Kieran. "And that little baby,...
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/31/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren was black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black.