It’s truly disgusting that ideological-driven hatred and desperation created by low ratings has driven MSNBC to this low, but alas, here we are.
On Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry was joined by a panel of fellow elite liberals in a comical segment to try and caption photos taken from throughout the year. As it was a light-hearted segment centered around comic relief, Harris-Perry could be forgiven for a bit of off-color humor. However, humor turned to ugly bigotry in short order as the seething liberals laid eyes on a Romney Family picture that included Kieran Romney, Mitt Romney’s adopted grandson who is black.
Immediately, the gasps and muted laughter rang out from the panel and as Harris-Perry calmly asked for a caption for the photo, Pia Glenn, off camera, began singing “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same”- a Sesame Street song that highlights the differences between objects.
The panel continued to laugh and a panelist offered his prejudice disguised at wit by saying, “It sums up the diversity of the Republican party and the RNC, where they have the whole convention and they find the one black person.”
Yeah- because in this scenario, the racist is the kindly grandfather with a child on his knee, not the snickering adults who are mocking a family’s photo because it includes an adopted child of a different race.
Let’s imagine for a moment that a Republican or a conservative had the nerve to mock a family photo of a Democrat for having adopted a child of another race; what are the chances that anybody- right or left- would find such mockery acceptable?
As the left talks about “dog whistles,” a super-secret coded form of imaginary racism that is only understandable to fellow racists, liberals are granted free passes to spew hatred all they want, so long as it is in the context of bashing Republicans.
Kieran Romney is not a token child; he was adopted and given a better life by people who love him and wanted to offer a loving home. It’s pathetic and sad that these bigots could be so blinded by ideological hatred as to stoop to this shameful low. Shame on MSNBC for allowing this kind of behavior on the airwaves.