How else can one explain the MSNBC segment in which Melissa Harris Perry and pals mocked and belittled the Romneys and their black adoptive grandchild as seen in in the clip below?
This makes absolutely no sense to me – it’s like these people are from another planet.
First of all – MHP doesn’t get off the hook here, just because she initially had a nice thing to say about the photo – ”pretty cute – everyone loves a baby picture.” So why did she drag the picture out, and then ask her panel for “captions”? Notice how she held her head down as she did so – almost as if she was slightly ashamed of herself for inviting her guests to race-bait the Romneys for having the gall to have black member of the family. Was a little voice in her head (the sane one) telling her knock it off?
The photo in question isn’t “funny”. It isn’t an “awkward family photo” as seen in the board game or on the web. We’ve all seen those – and you know what? There’s nothing wrong with laughing at something that is truly goofy.
But the Romney family photo is not that. It’s a sweet photo of an attractive couple with lots of grandkids. One of them happens to be black.
Are mixed race families still such a novelty to lefties, that they don’t know how to handle it when they see one? Seriously? Or does the fact that a Republican adopted a black baby seem inappropriate and mock-worthy to them? I’m really trying to understand…
“One of these things is not like the other,” sang actress Pia Glenn, who was later surprised that some people didn’t see the humor. The “comedian” on the panel, Dean Obeidallah said the photo “really sums up the diversity of the Republican party.” He embarrassed himself further when he later “apologized” to the baby on Twitter, “for being used as a prop in a photo.”
I don’t even know what to say to someone who thinks that Republicans only adopt black babies so they can use them as props. How disordered is this man’s thinking that he would say such an idiotic thing? It’s deranged.
The Right Scoop‘s Caleb Howe torched MSNBC for persisting in the tired stereotype of the Republican Party being devoid of black people…
“Ah the never tired accusation, borrowed from every single left-wing blog and talking head during every gathering of two or more (or fewer) Republicans: He’s not a child adopted by loving parents prepared to provide him with a better life in keeping with the family’s values,” he wrote. “Nope. He’s just a token. A punchline, not a person. But it’s funny, because Republicans are racist, see? So it’s all fine!”
I find myself appalled and damn near nauseated nearly every time I catch a clip from this God-forsaken network. What is wrong with these people? And who in their right mind can watch their toxic, racialist garbage day in and day out and not cringe with shame and embarrassment?
You have to be mentally disordered, frankly. As I’ve said before - leftism really is a mental disorder.
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Twitchy has been on this story like no one else:
And now The Daily Mail is on it: Outrage as MSNBC panelists make Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandchild the punchline of a joke
A Sunday episode of MSNBC’s political commentary show Melissa Harris-Perry has sparked outrage because of a segment that turned Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson into the butt of a political joke.
Host Harris-Perry stirred the pot by displaying a giant photo of Mitt Romney’s extended family Christmas photo to a panel of liberal pundits and comedians.
‘It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person,’ joked Dean Obeidallah, just one of the uncouth digs the group made at the expense of Kieran Romney.
Dean Obeidallah offers a self-serving apology to the Romneys (but not the fuming wingnuts) in an article at The Daily Beast. And he didn’t mention his disgusting tweet about the Romney’s using the baby as a prop.
Melissa Harris-Perry also apologized Tuesday.
According to some of the commenters at The Daily Beast, conservatives are humor-impaired. Because Obeidallah’s “joke” was uproariously funny, or something. Look, there’s a reason nobody’s heard of this comedian before. He’s not funny. We get the “joke”, okay. Romney is white and his grandson isn’t. There aren’t as many blacks in the Republican party as there are the Democrat party. We’re not laughing because it wasn’t funny. Promulgating tired stereotypes about the GOP’s ”lack of diversity” isn’t funny. It’s pathetic.
A commenter at NRO put his finger on why conservatives are so aghast: “It’s hard to imagine how someone could hate so much to think racist jokes about an adopted child are funny. This is the kind of evil that, in a different context, commits atrocities.”
It’s scary sad that many of their viewers are defending the repellant segment.
I challenge MSMBC to get through one day – one entire day – without obsessing about race. I have a dream of a colorblind MSNBC- that only talks about race when it’s legitimately in the news – like the horrible knock-out game attacks that keep happening.
Or is that the kind of story the racialists at MSNBC find too inconvenient to cover?
Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!