So, I saw this, and was going to post on it, right before I got busy with something else.
n 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.
There’s a video, at the link above.
You can hear panelist Pia Glenn singing the lyrics to the “Sesame Street” song, “One of these things doesn’t belong here.” After finishing the ditty, Glenn says, “And that little baby, front and center, would be the one.”
Dean Obeidallah then attacks the child as token, ““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.”
Throughout, Harris-Perry chuckles along approvingly. ……
With just two days left in the year, MSNBC apparently decided that Martin Bashir calling for someone to defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth and Toure labeling CNN’s Don Lemon (a black man) as a “white leader” just weren’t low enough.
Nothing is lower than publicly humiliating a child, though.
As it turns out, someone was watching. Twitchy has a couple posts up about it. Well, maybe more than a couple.
Oops, word spread like wildfire. So, now …..
Let’s just run through some of the Tweets ……
Lean Forward! RT @CalebHowe: Melissa Harris-Perry Panel Mocks Black Romney Grandchild As Token http://therightscoop.com/melissa-harris-perry-panel-mocks-black-romney-grandchild-as-token/ …
MSNBC: the network that thinks “golf” is a racist code word, but mocking black children adopted by white families is awesome.
As noted above, Scott Brown chimed in …..
MSNBC should apologize for this wildly inappropriate incident. Viewers and the Romney family deserve better: http://tinyurl.com/prfon2w
As has Charles Payne …..
So, now, we have “apologies”.
Pia Glenn (whoever that is) , the lady who was singing the Sesame Street song in the background, when called on it had this to say …….
@ritescenter “me and Melissa”? Really? You think I’m a producer on the show? You think I chose that photo & new it was coming?
You see, because she didn’t know it was coming, the only way to react is to pick out the “other” in the Romney family photo, and make sure everyone knows that there is that “other” in the photo. Apparently, she doesn’t consider this “mocking”.
@ritescenter Yes,I sang the song. There are many children in the pic & only 1 black child. I don’t see that as mocking or attacking the baby
This response was probably best ……
@PiaGlenn So if you were in a pic with several white people and someone sang that song it wouldn’t be mocking or attacking you?
I’m appalled and awe struck. You see, many of us have always known the leftists of organizations such as MSNBC were closet racists. But, rarely do you see it in such an apparent manner.
The problem these lunatics have isn’t with the child of color. It is that a child of color can be raised in a loving and happy home with *gasp* white Republicans.
And, this is the essence of them. They are part of the grievance industry. They wail, and rail and throw out the racist term towards conservatives and Repubs and anyone else who aren’t like them.
When you see families like the Romney’s and the Robertsons, they have to attack. It blows up their entire reason for existence. While loving and caring people are actually doing something to help extinguish the last dying flames of racism in this nation, the grievance community screeches and bitterly cling to the notion that racism is prevalent throughout our society, other than mostly being confined to the ignorant minds of the leftists.