It’s been over a week now that Melissa Harris-Perry made what some are calling inappropriate remarks about Mitt Romney and his family, however it seems the backlash is only increasing instead of going away.
From CNN commentators, to celebrities like Alec Baldwin, a lot of folks continue to chime in about Harris-Perry’s comments, and some have demanded that she lose her job. However, probably her biggest critic is Sarah Palin, as the ex-Alaskan governor took to her Facebook page to detail her frustration with MSNBC and the mainstream media.
“Holy unbelievable,” she writes. “The hypocritical leftist lamestream media should be shamed by every caring, child-loving American. It has once again reached a new low. See the article linked below. One just can’t win in their petty little games. Good thing most Americans don’t play those little games! It’s a beautiful thing the Romney family has done by embracing ‘the spirit of adoption,’ What on earth is more beautiful? Shame on MSNBC for mocking this.”
However, some are calling Palin’s comments hypocritical and other’s say she’s being selective in her outrage, because she was very vocal about the whole “Duck Dynasty,” Phil Robertson situation. Because when Robertson spoke about the African-American and gay community last month, and was vilified by a large number of people, Palin said he should be able to speak his mind under the right of free speech. However, she didn’t use that same reasoning when talking about Harris-Perry.
And what did Romney have to say about the MSNBC host making jokes about his adopted grandchild and saying she’d wish he would marry North West, Kayne West and Kim Kardashian’s baby? He chose to accept her apology, and didn’t say much else.
“I recognize that people make mistakes,” he said during a Fox News program. “And the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake, and they’ve apologized for it. And that’s all you can ask for.”
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