Glenn shares letter he wrote to MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry following her apology to the Romney family

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry came under fire last week for comments made on her show about the Romney family. During a “caption this photo” segment, the panel of comedians had a laugh over former Gov. Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson, Kieran Romney, who appeared with the rest of the Romney grandchildren in a photo.

The panel’s remarks, which included a ‘joke’ about the photo is somehow symbolic of the Republican Party’s “diversity” issues, were immediately scrutinized by the left and right. Harris-Perry took to Twitter immediately after the incident to apologize and followed it up with a tearful on-air mea culpa yesterday.

Watch the original segment and apology in the clip below:

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Gov. Romney accepted Harris-Perry’s apology and suggested it was time for everyone to move on. On radio this morning, Glenn explained that he actually wrote Harris-Perry a letter expressing why he believes she has been treated wrongly in this particular situation.

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“Here’s what happened. There’s blood in the water at MSNBC because they have made so many bad hires and [done] so many bad things,” Glenn explained. “I don’t know Melissa Harris-Perry, but I don’t believe that she’s a bad person. I disagree with her on everything. But… I’ve never gotten the impression that she’s a bad human being… And I don’t think she said anything bad.”

Since he did not have a way to get in contact with her directly, Glenn wrote the following note to his P.R. person:

I know the Romneys. They are good, loving people. Racism is a human problem. It does not discriminate on color or political party. I’m not sure that Melissa Harris-Perry or any of the people at NBC see the heart of Christians and conservatives in our country. It’s easy to lump all of us in with cartoon versions of people and even easier to dismiss us as unthinking, unfeeling cavemen who hate everything that looks or sounds new or different. It saddens me that no one ever takes the time to even try to see the American people for who they really are.

I’ve been up in the mountains for two weeks as you know. But when I got home and saw the apology for what she said about Romney, I thought I was going to lose my mind. She apologizes, for what? It was a break with comedians. Yes, it wasn’t nice. Yes, it was hurtful and divisive, if that was the intent. But it clearly was not. There are many dishonest, destructive, and arrogant people on MSNBC, but I don’t think this, by any means, was an example of a person like that.

When I saw her apologize on air, I knew it was real. And I have been there. I don’t apologize for my opinion or political views, no one should be forced to. Calling me a conservative or calling somebody else a Marxist is not an insult. It is a political label, and it is fair game. Going after children, as she said, is not fair game. But that wasn’t her intent. I truly believe that our side now is refusing to see her – who she is – and we are engaging now in the worst kind of political destruction. Both sides do it. Both sides will lose in the end if they continue to be the cause of the death of a once great and united people.

Could you please pass a note from me to her? I have no idea how to get it to her, but I want her to know that while we may and should meet on the battlefield of ideas, the politics of destruction has got to stop. I fear this time our side sees blood in the water and is going after her and MSNBC. It’s more wrong than anything she said here, especially since their intent is to hurt and to destroy and hers was not. I’ll be making this point on the air on Monday. She needs to know there are people that don’t hate her and do have a reason. We do not have a right as people to not be offended. We do have a right to speak our mind. We do have the right to tell a joke. But as citizens of a free society we must also recognize that because we share those rights with a very diverse society, we are going to hear many bad jokes, many crazy opinions, and many wrong theories. We need to celebrate the fact and recognize that those theories, those crazy opinions, and those stumbles will make us stronger as individuals.

Please let her know she’s in my family’s prayers tonight. She’s wrong on many things, but I don’t believe she’s a bad person. And even the best of us screw up. In the grand scheme of things, if this is her big screw up, she’s way ahead of me as a human being.

“I think that what’s happening here is a collective moment for our side to say: Let’s not become those things we despise. Let’s not become that,” Glenn concluded. “My side is the truth. My side is humanity.”

  • asybot

    Sorry , Glenn I haven’t got any cheeks left to turn, these people are sick and btw that was no joke.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I don’t know this joke was done in bad taste but I believe she was truthful when she had apologized.

  • asybot

    I forgot to add , she brought a picture, this was a set-up from the get go. the apology was not well done either the second she finished they should have faded her out but instead the famous words “and now to….” were used. Fake Fake.

  • Anonymous

    Networks make commentators apologize for distasteful things, just like Fox made Beck apologize for calling the President a racist. But, in Perry’s case, the apology was sincere.

  • Jane Dellinger Hoyle

    I don’t know if it’s as much of a screw up as showing a lack of class. It was a heartless remark none the less.

  • Kathleen Elizabeth

    BRAVO Glenn!!! I feel the EXACT same way!!!! As Christians, we need to be the change we wish to see….we must MODEL Jesus’ divine grace and forgiveness the best we can!!!! You Sir, are a wonderful role model!!! GO GLENN!!! :)

  • taurus1353

    i don’t get what glenn beck is trying here. If in her opinion, now she realized it was wrong of her to do what she did, why is Glenn trying to stop her to express her opinion which is in the form of apology while at the same time trying to say everyone should be free to voiceout their opinion. He sounds so sanctimonious!

  • Gordy

    Landree you are indeed a perfect example of an idiot. Obama is a racist, among other things even more scary for this country.

  • Anonymous

    Regardless of her apology, regardless of her claims to the contrary, regardless of the Crocodile tears she supposedly shed, this woman is a Lying Pig and a complete Phony. She, of all people, should have known the angst and ill-will her diatribe engendered. Her claims that that was not the case are an insult to my intelligence. Puh-leeze. Yet another Faux Pax by MSNBC’s HATEFUL agenda. You ain’t fooling nobody! Glenn, you are dead WRONG on this one! You’d better quit while I’ve still got some measure of respect for you.

  • Mango

    The intent was to mock and ridicule the Romney family no doubt about it, she got called out on it and apologized for something she shouldn’t have done and said, that’s what we’re supposed to do as decent human beings. I’m not calling for her head on a sliver platter or even her resignation, but I’m not going to give her credit for apologizing for her bad behavior or race to her defense for the sake of freedom of speech. She’s been treated just as “unfairly” as she treated the family of a conservative presidential candidate that she doesn’t like. Too damn bad, that comes with the territory of having a platform. This is just another episode in the systemic problem of intolerance and hypocrisy at that network and people are getting sick of it, sick of the vitriol and the new lows these people sink to in order to suit their agenda. In an open society we don’t have to just roll over every time some commentator with a microphone says something ridiculous, we also have the right to respond just as much as they had the right to say it.

  • Gail Buzalski Ramsey

    I think Glenn is SO wrong. Is it right to use a child to disparage a man who’s a politician?! YES! Go back up that mountain, Glenn, and get your head clear this time.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Glenn, but I do not forgive as well as you do. Those people don’t think before they open their mouths, or just maybe they don’t care.

  • Anonymous

    When you hook up with comedians, there isn’t much that’s taboo. And if you think about it, Glenn’s assessment is right on the money, and his response was very well played. Americans are now obsessed with being offended to the point where it takes too much time to battle over being offended instead of tackling the things we need to address much higher up in the priority list. When are we going to shrug our shoulders at nonsense, instead of making a big long production out of the nonsense that we already know is nonsense?

    Ease up, people, ease up. None of us are perfect. And since we all know who the idiots are already, leave it at that and get on with the bigger stuff at hand and not these stupid time-sucking distractions.

  • Anonymous

    The issue was that had that same discussion taken place on the right, there would have been a far greater up roar from the left. And they WOULD have called on her to lose her job. Though her actions were distasteful, I don’t think she should lose her job. But let’s be fair and recognize that had the shoe been on the right SHE would have attacked them and called for THIER dismissal. And this should b made clear to her.

  • Anonymous

    The point is that had this happened on the right, there would have been a greater uproar and there would have been a relentless call for her dismissal. Let’s be fair, had this shoe been on the right she herself would have attack and called for the firing of that person. I don’t believe she should be dismissed, but this is an opportunity to make this point to her. Would it make an impact, only God knows for sure. But don’t let this teaching moment pass. The double standard needs to be put to rest.

  • Anonymous

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    Glenn now wants to excuse Melissa Harris-Perry for
    her actions and believes she is not a bad person. Glenn does believe Alec
    Baldwin is a bad person. I have no idea as to how he comes to that conclusion
    when they are of the same mindset. Is it because she says she is a Mormon? Do
    not be so blind and naïve. Mellisa Perry is a bad person. She is a racist
    moron on MSNBC, Moron Speaking Nothing But Crap. She supposedly is a professor? No wonder our children are not learning anything with FOOLS like Perry teaching them. BTW, the apology was insincere, she said what she believed when she made the ignorant comment.

  • Mary Minelli Paitsel

    If Mitt Romney is gracious enough to accept the apology, how can we do less. Further, if we condemn the politics of destruction what does it make us when we take part? For those of us who are Christians we are to forgive, to meet hatred with love, and pray for those opposed to us. God can change what we cannot.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn now wants to excuse Melissa Harris-Perry for
    her actions and believes she is not a bad person. Glenn does believe Alec
    Baldwin is a bad person. I have no idea as to how he comes to that conclusion
    when they are of the same mindset. Is it because she says she is a Mormon? Do
    not be so blind and naïve. Mellisa Perry is a bad person. She is a racist
    moron on MSNBC, Moron Speaking Nothing But Crap. She supposedly is a professor? No wonder our children are not learning anything with FOOLS like Perry teaching them. BTW, the apology was insincere, she said what she believed when she made the ignorant comment.

  • Anonymous

    I disagree with Glenn on this, the excuse that she was talking to comedians so ‘let’s be funny’ doesn’t cut the mustard. . .it was not a funny comment, it was a stereotypical far left attempt at calling Romney and any one to the right of them, racist. . .her apology was not heart-felt, I thought it was fairly good acting, though as ‘crocodile tears’ do not impress me.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you are dismissing this because she is a Mormon. You are a forgiving person. Obviously this was planned by her as a way to send a hateful message. I call MSNBC the sewage channel. The raw sewage channel. Do they all wade around in hip boots in their cess pools? E-coli bacteria breeds in sewage. They should all be forced to wear Depends on their mouths. Hope they wash their hands alot. Better yet, fire the ones emanating the sewage and hire decent people. Americans are tired of the raw sewage smell and the dangers of their sick bacteria eroding our society.

  • Anonymous

    How many times does a conservative have to reach out to regressives? They will continue their hurtful rhetoric all in the name of a joke. The only thing to do is continue to push back and ignore channels like MSNBC. They will get theirs in the end and realize their ideology is totally demented

  • Anonymous

    I think what she said was intentional but in the end her apology seemed real enough. She knew she crossed a line and I believe Glenn is right to let it go as even Mitt Romney is letting it go. It’s much better to forgive and not to become THAT as Glenn says.

  • deemilio

    Glenn is a good person, who wants to believe there is good in everyone, I guess. I have seen and heard Melissa-Harris Perry say and do offensive things too many times and this “heart felt apology” came after lots of blow back, probably from her own family because she is from a racially mixed family herself. She may have been sorry, but is she sorry for all of her previous insults? Doubtful. I’m not as big a person as Glenn, and I see this apology as a way to salvage what is left of he character.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry Glenn, call me a bad Christian if you must, but as someone else here said, I have no more cheeks to turn. I cannot give someone a PASS who, on a weekly basis, proclaims to belong to the party of TOLERANCE, and who also on a weekly basis, proclaims that Republicans are the party of INTOLERANCE. What she and her panelists did was a blatant act of MOCKERY AND INTOLERANCE!!! And I cannot give a pass to someone who also claims to be offended, weekly, by something a Republican or Conservative said or did, when as you yourself said Glenn, NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO NOT BE OFFENDED. People need to grow up! And just like Atheists, the Democrats/Liberals/Progs are now pushing HARD for that to become the NORM – By that I mean they are pushing (through the media and laws – think anti-bullying obama laws) for the ACCEPTED NORM among all Americans be that Republicans and Conservatives ARE NOT ALLOWED to offend anyone, and the ACCEPTED NORM be that every other person or group ARE ALLOWED to offend Republicans and Conservatives, with no fallout, TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE.

    I TOLERATE A LOT in my daily day-to-day life, but I’ll be darned if I’ll be manipulated to tolerate INTOLERANT people!

  • Anonymous

    Adding support to those who are fighting back against MSNBC diversive tactics.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,

    Get rid of the beard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Truthful in retrospect of discussion with lawyer(s) .

  • Anonymous

    The bigger stuff is defeating liberalism by promoting dignity which people at MSNBC do not have. When you allow attacks on decent people it is not a joke. Mocking and degrading public figures who represent conservative principles is a liberal political strategy. It has nothing to do with being too sensitive.

  • Anonymous

    Christians , God and Bible quotes — Not always in agreement on forgiveness.

  • Anonymous

    Can`t we just all get along…

  • Crassus

    MHP isn’t sorry. She just apologized because her bosses at MSNBC forced her to do so. Don’t be so forgiving, Glenn. Some people are just bad. One day you might figure this out.

  • Crassus

    How do you know that the apology was sincere? Do you know MHP? Do you sleep with her? And what’s with that awful avatar? Ugh

  • Emmel Jones

    How does Glen know her mind? I don’t agree with Glenn at all and I feel she’s crying for herself, for getting in trouble by bringing bad publicity to MSNBC. This is the same woman who says our children do not belong to us. She has no credibility from her past insulting statements and views. I’m tired of being called a racist for not agreeing with their leftist BS.

  • Anonymous

    Meg to P_O_K
    I just wanted you to know your comment is right on. It is good to read one such as yours, instead of so many negative ones. Thanks.

  • Emmel Jones

    Everyone’s damn tired of being called a racist for the last 5 years from our own government to the media.

  • Anonymous

    No.

  • Marnie

    What has happened to you Glenn? You admit that it was wrong, mean, divisive, hurtful, going after children is not acceptable. If we don’t hold these people on MSNBC accountable for the MEAN and unacceptable things that they say, then they’ll just say anything they want with no repercussions. I thought that in this new year we could stop being DIVISIVE , pulling the country apart, and try to be united to help all of us. No one ever said that she was a bad person, but remember, there’s never any excuse for being unkind, mean, or hurtful. You are keeping this thing going by calling the rest of us out! BE NICE!!!

  • Anonymous

    I personally do not believe she is sincere but as a Christian I also no it is not my place to judge. So while I think Glenn is a bit naive he is also right. If we take an eye for an eye, we may be justified, but we also have our reward. If we take the higher path and be wise as serpents but harmless as doves, the rewards will be far greater.

  • beaglelovr

    Mango, I absolutely agree with you–well said!

  • Vickitoe

    Sorry to disagree, Glenn, but MHP brought up the photo with the intention of her comedic panel to caption and comment. As there wasn’t a centrist or right-leaning being on said panel, she had to know that this could quickly go south. She also enjoyed a good laugh out of the deliberately pointed song as well as their jokes all the while allowing them to use a child to mock a public figure and political party. Was this as bad as Bashir or Baldwin or the regular racist rantings of Sharpton? No, and I believe her apology and think we should move on from it, but we shouldn’t forget how MSNBC management condones and most likely encourages this kind of shoddy commentary.

  • Anonymous

    I not not think it is because she is a Mormon. I think Glen sympathies with her because he is constantly attack on a personal level for his political beliefs. Promoting a government dominated society and advocating total government power to achieve her political goals is equal to a very bad person. Glen is naive in thinking that people who promote totalitarianism are not bad people and that they only have a different political view. Once people like Perry persuade enough uninformed Americans that they are truly racists and that bigger government is needed to solve all perceived social injustices government will be granted power to control individuals for the good of the collective and we are finished as a free people. Government has already assumed much of that power and is ruining individual lives through excessive rules, regulations, and the IRS. That trend shows no sign of stopping. How Glen cannot not equate that with being bad is beyond me.

  • michael caldwell

    I THINK THE CORRECT TERM IS “FAUX PAS” NOT PAX.

  • Anonymous

    I tend to agree with “asybot” . . . but I’m willing to cut her a bit of a break ! The whole thing, mind you, was drawn from the teleprompter. It may or may not have been her actual words displayed on that teleprompter . . . but I do think she had at least a modicum of sincerity. The finish was pretty dismissive and ruined the appeal for forgiveness.

  • Anonymous

    I disagree with Glenn’s assessment of the situation. I do agree that Perry did not mean to belittle a baby. However, she certainly meant to belittle the Romney family. It is fair game to ridicule policies but when you start to attack politicians – and particularly their family – for no reason except hate, you have crossed a line. I am sure there are plenty of policies of Romney and his people that Perry does not support so why does she not stick to those things? Probably because it is much easier to name call and belittle like she and other leftists love to do. There can be no response or discussion when you name call. That makes the left think they are winning the debate. They are not. Must say, though, that they learn it from the top. O has belittled not only conservatives and those that appose his ideas but also heads of state. After O’s comments on PUtin, I am sure the US will never have a working relationship with Russia and this is certainly a time the world needs unity not divisiveness.
    Perry has a right to say what she wants and we have a right to attack her for her words – not attack her for a personal thing like she loves to do – but for her words or actions.

  • Anonymous

    I tend to agree with Glenn, that this is a tempest in a teapot.

    Okay, she apologized. Was it genuine or fake? I’m not going there, but I would ask, what of the others on the panel that joined in the (misplaced) humor? True, she is perhaps the most “culpable” as the host and moderator of the program, but is it all on her shoulders?

    And as Glenn points out, we may be just as bad in mindlessly jumping on the name calling bandwagon, whichever side we may align with.

    Or do we wind up with the silent (so far) others that joined in, by having hurtful thoughts instead of a higher, Christ-like level of forgiveness?

    Again, Glenn points out that this is a sick symptom of our times, and a failure of society overall.

    Let’s man up!

    Laus Deo

  • ski

    Glenn, you are wrong about what was said and how it was played on by everyone on the show. As far as I am concerned they are the worst racist you could run into.
    You are defending those who pull the race card so frequently that it has become meaningless.
    Now they use a child who was spared from the bloody hands of the abortion machine and given a future.
    Apologies not accepted.

  • Anonymous

    Melissa Harris-Perry is a liar. On nearly every show, she goes out of her way to do everything she can to destroy the reputation and livelihood of others. And for no other reason than that she disagrees with them. I forgive her for being an evil spirit on the TV box thing. That means that I do not hate her. I do not judge her. That means that I do not call for vengeance for her malignant actions. I do not accept her apology. That means that I continue to recognize her for what she is. I am waiting for her to repent. And when she does, then I will accept an apology.

  • Anonymous

    Easing up and taking the high road is exactly what has gotten us to this point in our history. I, personally, and done with that.

  • Anonymous

    Attack ideas not people. It’s easy to get caught up “in the moment” and say silly things. That’s why one does not let oneself soak in a bath of manure – one will come out smelling funny. That the comments were said so easily may be telling about the bath of MSNBC.

    In business, when it comes to humor, one is instructed to “KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE”. Not most of the audience, ALL of the audience. Or else don’t do it. Period. If one is tempted to be humorous and politically incorrect one should know the entire audience so well that NO ONE could be offended. On national TV, that is impossible.

    I’m certain Ms. Harris-Perry is remorseful. I hope she follows it up with reparations and a sincere desire never to do it again.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe Glenn can se good in even the most vile people we know. I don’t want to make comparisons, but I’m sure you all know what I mean….

  • BevM

    I normally agree with Glenn, not this time. Why did she “Tweet” her apology? I don’t do Twitter, don’t understand it. Did she ever apologize on her show? Her “apology” looked fake to me, the crocodile tears not coming until the end. Did someone tell her she better LOOK SORRY because she really didn’t look or sound sorry. She didn’t say “I’m sorry, Former Gov. Romney and _____ Romney, the father of the little boy that was adopted and given a wonderful life he likely would not have otherwise had. This is just too much for Ms. Perry, just one in a long line of anti-American/Republican rants from PMSNBC, the channel that’s proven over and over that it has NO CLASS and is no news channel, just an OPINION channel that’s TOTALLY FOR LIBERAL/DEMOCRAT/SOCIALIST policies and against anything Conservative.

    Gotta love the “inclusive” Liberals that are inclusive ONLY IF you agree with them. All that was missing was MHP’s tampon earrings. Sorry Glenn. How many times can she say things like this and you be okay with any of them? ONE might be excusable. ALL of her nasty rants are as pattern that’s become sickening. I believe in forgiveness but how many times is it okay for one woman to trash people that she disagrees with? Was she TRULY sorry or was she thinking of Martin Bashir’s and Alex Baldwin’s recent departures of PMSNBC?

  • Andi Larson

    the first part of her “apology” she was matter of fact about the romneys. But when she talked about mixed families everywhere else that is the point where she got upset. didn’t anyone else see that?

  • Stephany Slater Robinson

    Hi Glenn Beck! I think it is nice of you to think of Melissa, but I’m calling you out on this one. She is clearly adult enough to apologize when a mistake has been made. You should try that logic sometime (since you said you never apologize for things/ statements you’ve made). It was not a huuuuuge mistake, but clearly an oversight nonetheless. It is never okay to use a public figure’s children/grandchildern for a laugh, especially when it comes to race. Knowing when it’s appropriate to apologize is a mark of maturity. God Bless!

  • Dan Heizinger

    You’ve lost the plot, Glenn

  • Fred

    you re full of shit…the apology wasnt real…the fears were even directed to nameless other families…so stuff it Glenn….hypocrisy is its own reward.

  • Anonymous

    You’re a terrible christian

  • Anonymous

    Good for you, Sam.

    I mean that.

  • Manuel Torres

    I’m not sure what you are doing Glenn. She may not be “Hitler” but I’ve seen enough of her Hate talk to know that she might have been a sympathizer. She might really be distraught about what happened on her show. However, she is distraught about what might happen to her not about what was said on her show by her and her evil guests. She is a bad person. There is such a thing as speaking out of turn or saying something very very bad spontaneously and regretting it out of mouth, I’ve been there lots of times. But on a network program where most everything is planned beforehand. She needs to go just like all the other conservative and liberal loonies. Adios girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!

  • Renetoo

    Renetoo

  • Renetoo

    Thoughts become words. She must have first thought it before she uttered the words…in other words…What she said is what she actually thinks!

  • Anonymous

    Another fine example of a Beck fan unable to express an opinion without an offensive remark. Typical.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know Perry was sincere. But if she wasn’t, she’d do well as an actress.

  • Anonymous

    What infuriates me is the hypocrisy of it all. A Conservative caught “joking” about the same thing, will cause volcanic eruptions in the media like nothing before seen in Pompeii. Al Charlatan, Jesse Jackson, et al will camp outside the offices, demanding heads. Relentless intimidation of sponsors, endless news cycles of the same incident played to brainwashing effect until the violator is fired.

    Why? Because liberals claim to own the moral high road on all social issues of the day. A Conservative caught saying such a thing- would just prove the liberal talking point that all Conservatives are racist pigs.

    But a liberal doing the same thing? Crickets in the media. ’0′ outrage.

    Compare this to Paula Deen. Paula Deen’s accusers claims were found entirely baseless in a court of law…has she regained her position? Her sponsors?

    I get that this socialist was in like company, and everyone was throwing stones so she reasoned, “why not me too?”, and threw her pebble into the fracas. Like sharks smelling blood, they were in a frenzy of “comedy”. Sure. She’s not evil. Just misguided. I’m ok with that.

    But how many times does the Right just take it on the chin, and walk away? The media monstrosity that aids the Left will bury this, as it already has. Barely a peep. And out of sight, out of mind for the American populace.

    I’m asking for a public execution; yet just shaking hands and accepting crocodile tears- sincere or not- does not address the double standard.

    We are held to one standard, and they are not hold to their own.

  • landofaahs

    I was actually impressed that Romney even bothered to respond to the stupidity of the comments. I find it difficult to respond to all the stupid criticisms by the stupid people since there are so many of them in this world. My opinion of Romney was improved though.

  • Bart Bartlett

    If this was the 2nd or 3rd time MSNBC hosts had done or said something that was insensitive or mean-spirited, I could agree with Glenn. But MSNBC hosts make a habit of saying things that 24 hours later they are forced to apologize.

  • Anonymous

    Seventy times seven.

  • Anonymous

    You have misinterpreted me, tony.

    As a Christian, I know that we are all fatally flawed. I am not speaking of not forgiving the sinner, here.

    What I am speaking to, is eliminating the faux-moral superiority as described by liberals. I am attempting to expose the fact that since we are all flawed, no political group has the high road nor social answers to society. Only religion can do that.

    I am warring with the double standard; not the individual.

  • Anonymous

    This wan’t Harris-Perry’s first rodeo. She has race baited before -this time was just more despicable. Nice that Glenn wants to see the better side of her, but she is just a lighter female version of Sharpton and a few of the other MSNBC “commentators”.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you’re wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I would agree with you, but this segment’s intent was clearly to mock and accuse the Romneys of somehow being racist for adopting a black child. She lied in her “apology”, in which she said the intent was to “celebrate” the child– come on. Now, none of us are calling for her head or to be fired, but we do need to denounce such ridiculous statements. Conservatives have kept our mouths shut for far too long. We are sick of being smeared for what we are NOT.

  • Anonymous

    But she wasn’t truthful. It’s proven by the original segment. The setup was to make fun of the series of pictures and she said that the “intent” of the segment was to “celebrate” the child. She’s lying.

  • Tracy L. K.

    I don’t ever agree with her either. What she did was wrong, no doubt. But I agree with Glenn on this. She is not a bad person. She made a mistake, as we all do. She apologized. I don’t think she needs to lose her job for it. What Bashir said, that is a whole different ballgame. He should have lost his job that very day. It should have never been allowed on air. In this day & age of people getting offended by everything & anything, I think we should all have a little thicker skin by now. People make jokes. Saturday Night Live has had some doosey’s. I don’t think she said it with any harmful intent, even though it was wrong. ………peace…….

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is totally off base on this one. The whole purpose of Melissa Harris Perry’s show was to laugh at the photos that where to be displayed on the show. That is why they had comedians on that segment. They choose a photo of Romney with his family to ridicule and laugh at. It was total intentional and they new the black adopted child would be the center of attention. Perry only apologized because of the back lash. If you have ever watched her before, she is a racist, plain and simple. Glenn, you are totally wrong on this.

  • b walsh

    she set it up, encouraged it
    This is the woman who wore tampons as earrings to show her support against the republican “war on women”
    she was the douche and is a hateful socialist

  • Steve Brown

    I have two issues with her apology:

    1. She was sorry because she realized she offended a constituency that she feels falls within her core world perspective – which are folks who have multi-ethnic families. She seemed less concerned about the Romney’s and more about the audience who follows her, which means her apology was more self-serving than sincere.

    2. Her apology was regarding the fact she brought in children and offended multi-ethnic families; however she failed to recognize the real insult, which is her failure to recognize that conservatives are actively involved in loving others, including adopting kids of other ethnicities. In other words, she apologized for crossing the line, but she is unable to recognize or admit the misnomer that Conservative thinking does not mean “racist”.

    My only problem with Romney’s acceptance of her apology was the fact he did not point out this reality. Conservatives need to disarm Liberals of this “racist” weapon or label that is used without conscious or honesty in depicting the conservative party as being against minorities or those in need.

  • Anonymous

    I read the comments Pro and Con .Guess this will dominate the news for a week or 2 and give the “man” time to sign more executive orders that no one knows about–’Let’s by pass Congress and “git er done”…..What this news person needs is, to stew a while in her own pot. I have no idea who she is- and don’t want to know.”A whistling woman and a crowiing hen” all come to no good end”. They need to get back to reporting the news and no personal comments- I like Fox News- but not those panels like “The Five”– I’d rather watch Hank Hill instead, At least they don’t all overtalk one another or all talk at the same time. The choice is mine.

  • Anonymous

    I have never seen as many people as NOW, admittng they make mistakes, If you think before you speak, there would be none to make. That MISS SPOKE Crap needs to go. Tell the truth and you will “Not mis-speak”

  • Anonymous

    That channel is NEVER on in our house! That is the best way to deal with trash – let them die on their own of dry rot (low ratings).

  • Anonymous

    Also, the timing of her apology is certainly suspect since the network knew that Mitt Romney would be on television Sunday and certainly would be asked about the hateful attitude and comments toward his grandchild.

  • Anonymous

    In other words, the old axiom “actions speak louder than words” holds true in this case. Let’s see how she acts in the future and we will learn if her apology was indeed sincere.

  • Anonymous

    Her apology was offered because she did not want to suffer the fate of Baldwin and Bashir…no other reason, in my humble opinion.

  • Anonymous

    I’m all against the rampant Political Correctness in this country but we need to be calling these people out every chance like this we get, unfortunately thatis how we will get the attention of the LoFo’s ( low infrmation voters)..

  • ligersaurus

    If the hosts, commentators, and guests on MSNBC weren’t racist to the core, comments like these never would have been made, and no apologies necessary.
    Had the racial make-up been reversed and these remarks made by some white host, the uproar from the left would have been deafening and non-stop.

  • notmemaw

    Frankly I think her apology came to late for her to be crying on screen. I say great acting or even better she was told to go on tv and apologize or she would lose her job. I think her emotions had nothing to do with her actually be sorry for what happened on her show. If she really was sorry she would have said something the very next day. Instead several days go by before she says anything and then half way threw she is emotional about it. Sorry this old gal don’t believe her emotions were really for what was said but something else behind her apology. Also what was said may have been a joke to them, but it was not a joke at all. I don’t care who it was about, it was not funny.

  • Robert Doell

    Glen is wrong and naive. She rationalized her position before giving a mechanical apology to the Romney’s. She lied therein because she had designed this as a malevolent attack on the Romney’s and the people on the Right. It was a planned attack that derailed when it impacted interracial families and that part of the apology was real with tears.Do NOT be a stooge by believing her bullshit apology to the Romney’s and People on the Right.

  • Robert Doell

    Glen you are losing your backbone and your beliefs … that you can entertain those with opposite beliefs in your house is completely unscriptural and I for one will not stand with you. I believe in hearing the other sides opinions but to ask them to work and live and dine with you is stupid and childish. As they speak for the Devil they are the enemy. We can still love them to pray for their repentance but you are not to frequent with them.

  • Robert Doell

    Glen … Liberty is not the answer or the solution. JESUS is the answer.PROOF: GOD has blessed only countries which have honored JESUS and as countries turned from GOD they have declined as USA is now in Wealth, Power, Influence, Freedoms, Justice, Liberty all come from GOD’s Blessings on countrys’ people’s who are willing to honor the 10 commandments and GOD’s son JESUS sacrificial death to save everyone Who ACCEPT him.

  • Anonymous

    I used to respect Glenn Beck as a hero and a true believer to everything the Right wing should stand for, but this really makes me question it.
    What she said was one of the most horrible things that has been spoken on the air and it is being blown off like it is nothing, not even a true apology.
    Why hasn’t MSNBC fired her yet? Why hasn’t she been brought up on charges for hate speech?
    We need to write in and DEMAND she gets fired, investigated, there should be fines paid and jail time for everyone involved in this who are conspiring against Romney and his family. What she did is tantamount to assault, yet when Phil from duck dynasty quotes Jesus…. they think nothing about attacking his first amendment rights.
    Where is justice? You just know that Soros paid her very well to say these things.

  • Anonymous

    She should be put on trial for treason for attacking the person who really won the election. They did the same thing to Bush, why can’t the liberals be respectful like we are to the kenyan ursurper?

  • Anonymous

    shouldn’t lose her job? there should be jail time for her, and her producers for letting that kind of hate speech on the air. You never would hear anything like this out of real reporters like Hannity, beck, or Limbaugh.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Glenn you are off the rails on this one. This was a pre-planned attack on Mitt Romney and they used his grandson as the weapon. It is shameless what she did. You standing up for her is also shameless. You know nothing goes to the floor of a studio without a plan. (well except maybe Pat and Stu, but we love what they do ;-) )

  • Eric DeMar

    I applaud Glenn for calling for a return to civility in the public discourse. Was Melissa Harris-Perry’s use of the photo unthinking? Yes. Was it intended to harm Gov. Romney or the Romney family? I don’t think it was. Did it cause hurt feelings in the Romney family and other transracial adoptive families? Unquestionably, yes. Did Ms. Harris-Perry make the offensive remarks? NO. She did not. It was other “comedians” that did that. Was Ms. Harris-Perry’s apology sincere? I believe it was. While some here debate the form or substance (or even the continuing on instead of fading out for commercial break) of the segment, I believe that the apology was heartfelt, and sincere. I also believe that Governor Romney accepted the apology and stated that he and his family “forgave, and harbor no ill-will” over the offensive segment. He and his family were the ones affected by the issue. He accepted the apology. Who are we now to reject it? It didn’t affect us nearly as much as it would him. To dismiss the apology, to dismiss the acceptance of it, not only lowers us to the same level as the ones we are often offended by, but puts us on the wrong side of the one most affected. It also puts us on the wrong side of the Holy One of Israel. HE commanded we forgive. I believe that Glenn is calling for us to do the same, not in all instances but in this particular one. Glenn is calling for a return to civility, and it is an opportunity to remain at a higher level than allowing ourselves to be drug down into the sewer of what has become “political discourse” in our Nation.

    I stand with Glenn, with Gov. Romney, and with G-d. I forgive and wholly accept the apology of Melissa Harris-Perry. “… Forgive us OUR trespasses, as WE forgive others…”

  • Anonymous

    I am really tired of the ones there at the news organization feeling like they can say anything they want and get away with it. I did not see any tears, and if she knew it was wrong, why did she say it to begin with? I personally like Mitt Romney even though I don’t agree with his religious beliefs. She should have been fired, and still should be.

  • Anonymous

    I agree to some extent. What if that had been a snide remark about your family? I would have been offended as well and I would have said something. The hurtful remarks need to keep to anyone who has the thought of saying something hurtful.

  • Anonymous

    Good job, I agree.

  • notmemaw

    rankly I think her apology came to late for her to be crying on screen. I
    say great acting or even better she was told to go on tv and apologize
    or she would lose her job. I think her emotions had nothing to do with
    her actually be sorry for what happened on her show. If she really was
    sorry she would have said something the very next day. Instead several
    days go by before she says anything and then half way threw she is
    emotional about it. Sorry this old gal don’t believe her emotions were
    really for what was said but something else behind her apology. Also
    what was said may have been a joke to them, but it was not a joke at
    all. I don’t care who it was about, it was not funny.

  • Robert Luman

    I’m no fan of MSNBC and generally dislike most on the left, but many of you are revealing yourselves to be a bunch of crazy zealots.I heard what she said, “One of these things is not like the others”. It’s an old Sesame Street bit. I like the Romneys. I met Anne during Mitt’s first campaign, but I chuckled when I heard it. And it was true…. like ‘Truth Lives Here” If you had a picture of 10 dogs and 1 cat it would also be true! Likewise If it were 7 Mountain Dews and a rootbeer!!!! I think the loons on our side are going out of their way to be offended. LIGHTEN UP ya KRAZY MF’ers!

  • Anonymous

    Why let the carcass fester? The parasites need to feed!

  • Anonymous

    I believe her tears were for her being reprimanded. Not because shes sorry for her actions and will never do such a thing again. She will just be careful about who observes it next time.

  • SRM29

    It may be offensive if it wasn’t true, but in Obama’s case, he is. People are more tired of the hypocritical left than this one particular case. If we, the right, so much as disagree with Obama, we get called racist. Does he ever call these people out and say time to move on? Never. After 5 years of it, it gets hard to stomach.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think so. You asked the question about how many times the Right just take it on the chin and walk away? That was the only point addressed by the response.

    Concerning the double standard one has to first perceive that there is a double standard. I believe that many fancy themselves as “liberal” because of the (false) perception that only liberals help the poor, want fairness, care for workers, fight for rights and justice, etc. and that the conservatives are against all these things. That is, there is no double standard yet perceived.

    I suspect that when a lot of people finally witness who is repeatedly hitting who on the chin, those who may think they are liberal may see that it is only the liberals doing the hitting and hurting. Then the notion of a double-standard will creep into the mindset of those deceived.

    Some people appear to enjoy a devastating beat-down but some people don’t and will question what they are supporting. Let the liberals show who they truly are, with faith in Christ, we can endure the punches.

  • jalina susan stutte

    I could care less about this woman but am glad that she is getting a taste of her own medicine. How’s it feel Melissa? Like the race card? Can’t wait to throw the Gay Card at you. We the people are tired of the politically correct bull but it looks like it came in handy this time.

  • jalina susan stutte

    Was not impressed with her fake crying. Throw the woman out MSNBC.

  • BevM

    Of course the timing of her “apology” was suspect. Had it not become such a big deal and if he hadn’t been scheduled to be on TV, she never would have said a word. It was so obvious she WASN’T sorry they all made fun of the Romney family, she was sorry that it got to be such a big story and more than PMSNBC’s 10k viewers found out about it. She’s STILL not sorry.

    I did like Mitt Romney’s classy response to her. It made her look all the worse, and it made him look more like a decent person than she could ever dream of being. I just wonder if she ever thinks of changing her ways and trying to be just a little classy and NOT trashing everyone that doesn’t have her opinion of “the collective”? I got VERY upset with her when she told us all that “we all have to learn that our kids AREN’T ours, they belong to the COLLECTIVE.” HUH?? Seems to me that my husband and I spent a fortune raising OUR kids and “the collective” didn’t send us child support checks for any of their various activities or gas money to run them around or go to their games. WE paid for that so WE own our kids. That was my first real brush with her “intelligence” and then there were the tampon earrings, REAL classy, I’m sure proving some kind of Republican war on women, and now this. Mitt Romney made her look even more like a jerk, the way he came on TV and spoke of her, forgiving her. That’s what we have to do, no matter how hard it gets to be. When in a confrontation with these idiots, don’t stoop to their level. Be the adult in the situation – that makes them look all the worse! She’s just jealous because she didn’t ever get adopted by a rich family and and has to EARN a paycheck on a rag like PMSNBC.

  • Highlander

    She was the one who brought the picture and asked for captions which set the stage. However, I don’t agree with Sean in belittling her apology. It was genuine

  • Jenn

    this woman is a self righteous moron who supports planned parenthood and you, Glenn, think that she is not a bad person????…who’s side are you on here??

  • Jenn

    this woman is a self righteous moron who supports Planned Parenthood and you, Glenn, think she is not a bad person??….SERIOUSLY????

  • Anonymous

    Supporting Planned Parenthood is bad, self-righteousness is bad but we cannot judge the person bad because we cannot. Are you a bad person?

  • Anonymous

    If the whole thing was a pre-planned attack then the mistake is theirs. If we reject an honest apology then the mistake is ours.

  • Anonymous

    I like what Ann Coulter said:, “she was only crying when she saw her 3rd quarter ratings.”
    wonder of all of them at MSNBC are crying, too? These are sick and twisted people there..and Harris-Perry is in her element there…
    They only apologize when they get a lot of backlash. sorry Glenn..ask yourself why she and the rest of the junkyard dogs say these kinds of things in the first place?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you are being way too kind. Harris-Perry had the whole thing set up, very much like the other junkyard dog who trashed Palin. If she felt as bad as she claimed, why did she not have any qualms while preparing the piece?
    I like what Ann Coulter said:, “…she was probably crying after seeing her 3rd quarter ratings.

  • Richard Gozinya

    Unless you actually watch MSNBC regularly, why would they care what you
    think? I can’t stand cable news, or talk radio. I find it boring,
    uninformative, preaching to the choir, and far too often dishonest
    and polemic. I don’t demand that it be taken off the air. I just don’t
    watch it. The same reason I don’t care what Phil Robertson said. I don’t
    watch his show, I don’t buy his merchandise. What he, and MHP said,
    neither twists my arm nor picks my pocket.

    Far too often, on both sides of the political divide, people get offended at what the other side says or does for no other reason than to try to score points. For a time, I fell into that trap, but at some point, I just saw what it was doing to me. The us vs. them doesn’t help any of us. Whether left or right. It festers and grows, costing us in our personal lives, with strife between friends and family. And in the end, friends and family are all we have. Your favorite pundit isn’t going to be at your funeral, remembering you fondly, mourning your loss, and celebrating your life.

    Good for you Glenn, I don’t agree with your politics, but giving in to anger, especially over petty issues, does nothing but further divide this country.

  • Feet2Fire

    Glenn, you are being naive about the intentions/motivations of MSNBC and that Harris-Perry TAMPON-earrings woman. She rushed through her “apology” and toward the end she nearly broke down… WHY? Because her NARCISSISM got the better of her: It suddenly was ALL ABOUT HER, not about her nasty actions and the hurt they inflicted on others. Her alligator tears were for HER and HER EGO (and maybe her job that was on the line), not for any shame or contrition over her mean-spiritedness.

    Glenn, you really should STAY OUT of things if you are only going to obfuscate and confuse the issues. Harris-Perry has a LOT of unresolved conflicts, that is plain to see, and most of them seem to resolve around her MIXED-RACE STATUS. You know nothing about that. All you are doing is throwing your own weight into a confused, incendiary situation, and you are not reading people’s motivations correctly, so why force yourself into this at all?

    Harris-Perry, her network, and the current Admin are all using the RACE CARD every chance they get. This is motivated by racial hatred and lust for power. Please do not aid and abet them. If you read the comments in this article thread, you will find that most people agree that you are misreading/clouding the situation.

  • Feet2Fire

    Wrong. Conservative, traditional, moral people are FINALLY starting to speak TRUTH TO POWER–and BE HEARD; and this is no time to “ease up.” When race-baiting happens, as in this MSNBC situation, the perpetrators need to be “called” on it. This (pressure on MSNBC that forced Harris-Perry to apologize) was exactly the thing needed. Don’t tell people to “cool it” when we are finally finding our VOICES and demanding a cessation of the dirty tricks and scummy treatment of Conservatives by Progressives who think they are above the law and can get away with abuses “because they are oh-so-Progressive.”

  • Feet2Fire

    Exactly. Don’t ease up, BEAR DOWN.

  • Feet2Fire

    Exactly!

  • Feet2Fire

    What will be interesting will be HOW HARRIS-PERRY ACTS IN THE FUTURE. Now that she’s made her teary apology, will she suddenly “change her colors” (no pun intended!) and start to demonstrate a little more sensitivity and less animosity toward WHITE CONSERVATIVES?

    Can a leopard change her spots?? Time will tell!

  • Mike Nelson

    This is an interesting discussion, and I have recently heard a point that comes to mind as I read the last line of this post.

    After 9-11 (Towers or Benghazi, your choice), would you interpret the correct response to have been ‘turn the other cheek’ and/or ‘forgive’, or do you believe that a military response was/would have been (respectively) the correct choice?

    I ask because I’m interested in your opinion, not in order to flaunt a technicality, and because I have heard some say that the priesthood supported military action since, if they had wanted to allay conflict, the Pope/other Christian leaders could have proclaimed forgiveness as the appropriate response.

    Please be assured, this is not a trolling comment or an attempt to inflame anyone’s passions.

  • Jose A. Fernandez

    Glenn, you have lost your mind.

  • Jose A. Fernandez

    You are the proverbial frog in the slowly boiling pot.

  • ptmcdonald

    Sorry Glenn. I hear you, and there was a time when I would have agreed with you. But the milk of human kindness tank is empty. For a while now. As others have said, we’ve been hammered continuously and unjustly as unthinking insensitive hateful violent racist troglodytes who push grandma off the cliff at every chance by people like MHP and networks like MSNBC. They have set the rules for engagement, and we are playing by them. Hoist by their own petard. She deserves every ounce of vitriol and personal destruction which comes her way. When they lay down their weapons of personal destruction, so will I. Until then, it is game on and it is not incumbent upon we who have been wronged to take the first step. Maybe Jesus would have, but I’m not Him.

  • Anonymous

    This woman is a divisive psychopath, stirring up racial divide at every opportunity and doing so as a profession. I’m not buying her apology acting job at all. Like many of the mixed breeds in politics and media, she’s obviously ashamed of the white part of her heritage. Just like Barry.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a battle staged between two “news” media outlets, so I’d hardly call this some kind of movement. And who gives a crap about Duck Dynasty either? Another faux battle perpetrated by a news outlet. They all look like a bunch of numb nut Muslim terrorists to me with those mangey mullah beards. Get a life and quit watching the crap put before you on TV.

  • Anonymous

    I am a conservative, that being said, I except Melissa appology. I think it was heartfelt and she never meant to hurt anyone. When we mix comedians with politics we often get unexceptable, questionable words. In America we can say what we want, we have the freedom of speech. We each must weight the words when an appology is extended, it is up to the offended to except or shun that appology. We all make mistakes and I believe the mistake made in this situation was combinding comedians with this segment. I beleive Melissa is sorry for offending anyone and I believe she is sincere. I don’t watch MSNBC I don’t like their angle on most stories, but I believe this woman should be forgiven and we should move on.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not offended by her at all, but I can spot a divisive moron when I see one. Most of these losers hosting news shows wish they were actors deep down. The tears were fake, just like the propaganda show.

  • Anonymous

    Here we find an opportunity to sow the seeds of liberty across the fruited plain: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Anonymous

    Okay Glen, you are totally wrong on this one….she knew what she was doing and it was hurtful to the Romney family and it was something that should have never happened especially coming from an African American person….to discredit an adoption of a black child into a home that has so much to offer…I guess she would have rather that black child stay in the ghettos. It would seem that the only side of the isle that is color blind is the white side because it seems that most of the racial intolerance comes from the black side. Sorry Glen, you are wrong and her apology was not real…..it was an apology to keep her jog…she turned on and off the tears like a pro.

  • Anonymous

    Harris- Perry is a racist, just like every person who sits in front of the camera at MSNBC. She stepped in it and was caught and its high time we start holding the media feet to the fire. MSNBC has lost over half its viewers in the last year. The only ones who even watch are the totally to far gone lemmings. CNN is headed this way also. Their integrity as journalists is and has been lost for years. Screw Harris- Perry. She’s part of the problem , not part of the solution.

  • Ben Gazi

    This is a real Tar-baby incident.

    In modern usage, “tar baby” refers to any “sticky situation” that is only aggravated by additional contact.

  • Monkeyfish

    I agree with Glenn on most topics but not in this.
    To say this was not intentionally hurtful makes me wonder if Glenn knows the Seame Street song: ‘one of the these things just doesn’t belong here, one of these things just isn’t the same’…
    I wonder how Glen would have felt if this were said about his adopted children? How is this child is going feel when he is 5 or 6 years old and can understand what was said about him being a part of a white family or any family for that matter? “Mommy why did they say I didn’t belong?”
    I think so much time in the mountains is softening his brain!

  • Monkeyfish

    Also Mitt Romney’s reply was all class…Glenn’s letter was a bit much.

  • John Civello

    Though I agree with Glenn, Melissa Harris-Perry is very likely not a bad person, it was a very poor decision to put a picture of an adopted baby on the air during a comedy segment no matter who they were discussing. It was a bad decision for all the reasons she outlined later in her apology. Of course a picture like that would draw laughs, because it was their intent at comedy. If it was introduced during a more serious discussion of say interracial adoption which MSNBC should think of doing now, then just maybe it would not be funny.

  • Anonymous

    MSNBC had Perry apologize for remarks made on her segment that may be offensive, i.e. a left leaning company apologized for remarks that could be taken as racist. Why do you think Perry’s apology is hypocritical?

  • Anonymous

    Why does Glenn oppose MSNBC’s decision to have Perry apologize for distasteful comments? Companies are free to take moral stances and employees are required to uphold the values of the company. Shouldn’t Glenn stand for MSNBC’s freedom to have those values? I guess Glenn opposes such company decisions because they remind him of getting spanked by Fox and its advertisers.

  • AutumnGrey

    This is a woman who wore tampons on her ears on air to protest the fictional Republican war on women. She supports the infanticide that is abortion and she declares Republicans and Conservatives racists for using the word “Obamacare.”
    Keep letting these journalistic frauds off the hook and nothing will change.
    Glenn calls for civility, yet he just spent the entire football season playing Moron Trivia, where he singles out unsuspecting convenience store workers (nice display of elitism, Glenn), calls them on the phone, only to paint them as morons by asking these politically unsophisticated, hard-working people questions and then mocking them for their answers. These people have no idea they are playing a farcical game, where they have been chosen to be labeled a moron because they are neither politically savvy nor Mensa candidates.
    Why convenience store workers, Glenn, and why mock them instead of informing them?
    Glenn is a hypocrite.

  • Anonymous

    You are missing the big picture GB. America is currently in the throes of an all-out culture and political war, with pitched battles on every front. Regular, conservative-leaning American patriots have finally joined the battle and started fighting fire-with-fire against the Fascist Prog Left. MHP is merely a minor bit of collateral damage.

  • Fat Lip

    How very stupid we have become this matters why when you know 90% of what people say is to make themselves feel better . oopps I’m sorry I don’t lie .

  • Anonymous

    Oh my goodness schmack … that’s a terrible attitude to have toward
    people you feel are a lower social class than you. It isn’t what class
    you’re in but what kind of person you’ve become; whether you can love
    your neighbor in spite of their differences.

  • asybot

    You said it better than I did. Bravo!

  • Anonymous

    MHP is only sorry she has been exposed as the racist she is. She’s said and done worse. Maybe this is the start of paying the devil his due for her success.

  • chuckles

    I can’t believe what I’m reading here. Anyone not raised in a barn would know immediately the remarks and laughter were WRONG!! She is the host of the show and encouraged the behavior. I dare say it was her plan alone to stir the pot. Try to imagine any one of us thinking we could go on national TV and make inter-racial family jokes. These people are children that were raised by idiots and given some sort of superiority complex. When people explained to them it was wrong, they panicked and started the apology tour. They are morons, both socially and politically. When people find out, the letters pour in. Try to imagine the network reading the comments that come daily. They know they are on the wrong side and don’t know what to do next to get people to watch and convert to their idiocy. As viewership dwindles, they panic and get more angry.

  • Anonymous

    sorry Glen, I don’t find her apology anything but a media ploy to protect her job.

    and I am told it really isn’t what one says but how they act, and her actions spoke of who she was and how she was enjoying the attack. If no backlash one might ask if she would have even thought what she did was wrong.

    And that is where conservatives lost the war, allowing such nonsense, in an unfair and biased way. You don’t let libs attack conservatives with such venom, and deny apologies, and then bow when they do the same and say move on.

  • Anonymous

    sorry but this wasn’t comedy, it was personal attack.

  • Andrea Kartchner

    Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other. – Marvin J Ashton, lds.org, 1992 April General Conference

    Thank you, Glenn, for being an example of this principle.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Glenn. But Many…besides MSNBC have developed a phony attitude of apology…after they knowingly say, or do something they SHOULD know is wrong. And, because we all want to be good stewards of our life. We Americans are always eager to turn the other cheek. But…there is a limit when the apologies are made…just before the fingers, behind their backs…are uncrossed.
    They know how we will react. So, they pretend to be SORRY only long enough for the rest of us to leave. And they can get back to their Hypocrisy again.

  • women 99

    Sorry Glenn this woman CLEARLY HAD THIS STAGED FROM THE BEGINNING.
    OUR SIDE DOES SEE WHO SHE IS A RACE BAITER/HATER MARXIST
    msnbc and Melissa DID THIS ON PURPOSE SHE SHOULD BE FIRED!
    if THE SHOE WAS ON THE OTHER FOOT AND A WHITE PERSON DID THIS TO OBAMA’S OR ANOTHER BLACK PERSON CHILD THEY WOULD BE CRUCIFIED.YOU ARE FORGETTINGTHE NUMEROUS TIMES THAT BLACK PEOPLE SAYONL A WHITE PERSON CAN B RACIST. YOU HINT ON WHERE SHE WENT (ON URPOSE) THE PART ABOUT MITT’S GRANDCHILD MARRYINGH WEST CHILD. SHE HINTED THAT MITT WOULD NOT E OMFORABLE IN THAT
    FUTUE POSITION. YOU ARE WRONG ON THIS MATTER

  • women 99

    yes and the camera showed her joining in the laughter! GLenn surely you know that shows are not just OFF THE CUFS REMARKS? everything is PLANNED AND APPROVED OF BEFORE AIR TIME

  • Randal Peteson

    I agree with Glenn, that while some jokes can be tasteless, and even offensive to some, we must get past the vitriolic rhetoric that many times follow them. Harris-Perry’s apology seemed to me to be sincere, but, even if it wasn’t, there’s no way I can judge that for sure. Both sides do sometimes cross lines that they should not cross. We need to get past that and discuss issues that are important to the betterment of this country. I do not watch Harris-Perry’s show, but believe others have a right to do so if they choose.

  • BBAMBINO1976

    I’m no genius but, isn’t she “AFRICAN AMERICAN”?

  • Feet2Fire

    No, it isn’t. It is a battle for two “MINDS”–the so-called Progressive/Liberal/Anything Goes Crowd, and the more DECENT, traditional, God-loving, FAMILY FIRST Crowd. What is encouraging is that DECENT FOLKS are finally SPEAKING OUT against the outrages going on, and the MEDIA/ADVERTISERS are reluctantly yielding. This is the time to BEAR DOWN, not ease up… to save a society worth living in.
    P.S. You make some nasty a$$umptions that show the a$$ in you. Just because someone mentions Duck Dynasty and their recent issue in the news does not mean they “watch crap on TV.” Have never watched them and probably never will–but that’s not your choice, now is it.

  • Butch

    I had to see what Glenn wrote after reading that he sided with the MSNBC racist. It is a shame that she would bash anyone willing to ease the pipeline of black children waiting for adoption and even more of a shame that Glenn is not astute enough to see that what she did may deter others that want to offer good homes to children…even though the child may not “look” like the adoptive parents. Check the stats. She is part of the media that essentially ran him off Fox. This is EXACTLY why I quit listening to Beck. Unstable.
    Give me Rush, Belling or Steyn…

  • Anonymous

    I am with Glenn on this one, yes she screwed the pooch and knew it. Glenn took the high road, we should follow his example.

  • BevM

    I listen to Rush, only because he comes on after Beck. He’s a bit too in love with himself for me. “Time for an obscene profit break” and talking about “being right 99.7% of the time” are things he says way too often that I get sick of hearing.
    Belling and Steyn are great, though. Saw Steyn in person last fall. TOO FUNNY!! If you ever get the chance, go see him. It’s a great time.
    But I’ll take Glenn and his modesty any day over Rush and his arrogance. Just my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll turn the other cheek Glen when MSNBC starts defending my country from the traitor we have in the white house…. Be careful Glenn. Don’t turn to often…….. your fans can turn on you in a heart beat. I love you and your works….. but please just stay out of this all together….. don’t try and play the peace maker…. when this channel has for the last 6 years ridiculed and belittled every conservative, tea party, and republican badly I mean very badly…. so please let sleeping dogs lie…. especially this one….

  • BlueMN

    Don’t be intolerant of my 1st Amendment right to be offended!

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree with you. Too much mountain air for Glenn. Read The Real Scoop blog. Many comments. Think Glenn should have kept his mouth shut. Have been a follower of Glenn’s for many years, but absolutely do not agree this time.

  • Anonymous

    Believe she was starting to worry about getting fired. MSNBC is starting to realize they have no audience. So she decided to become all teary and remorseful. I’m not buying that act;)

  • Anonymous

    I have been a loyal follower of Glenn’s since about 2000. But I am now rethinking whether I want to contribute my time and money to his organization. I am seeing a lot of other conservative blogs that totally disagree with him on this issue. This could really hurt the Blaze. I am usually in agreement with him on most topics, but not this one. Time will tell whether he will be able to keep all his members, fans and followers.

  • mack

    Only one word for Glennie Bullshi——

  • Anonymous

    If anyone wants to email Glenn, his email is: me@glennbeck.com. I suggest that. He doesn’t read them because he gets thousands a day, but I heard him say he has someone read them. He needs to know that a lot of us are pissed.

  • Anonymous

    If anyone wants to email Glenn and I think we should, it’s me@glennbeck.com.
    He once said he can’t possibly read them all, so he has someone read them. And if something is important, they contact him.

  • Butch

    I just got tired of the fun and up tempo of the show and then the downer about to cry or deep appeal portion in which it seemed he perceived himself as a prophet. I guess I enjoy the arrogance that is used by Rush to rub the libs. I would like to see Steyn and live in Wisconsin so listen to Belling everyday whether on the radio at 1130 WISN or via my phone when the signal fades.
    They all cannot be the same…it is a free market for listeners to choose.

  • JT

    Hi, I’m a liberal. I used to be a liberal Republican, but, well, that is a long story. I was absolutely disgusted by Bashir and Baldwin, and am glad that they were fired/let go. Baldwin is an embarrassment and Bashir comments were beyond contempt.

    I think MHP was guilty of bad judgement – the picture should never have been introduced for commentary, ridicule, any of that. I watched the segment live and was startled by the poor taste of the commenters. I just wanted to say that Glenn’s letter was wonderful. And thank you. So much political disagreement ends up in name-calling and ugliness, on both sides. That was refreshing. I hope folks on the left listen to it, and heed it as well. Discuss ideas without disparaging people.

    I think the commentators missed what I thought was the most glaringly obvious thing about the Romney family photo. There are loving families available for children that cannot be supported by their biological families. Kudos to the Romneys for being one of those loving families.

  • Anonymous

    I believe he should have taken no road. He should have stayed out of it.
    Examples don’t work with that viscious bunch at MSNBC.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone think Glenn will address this with his viewing and listening audience? The ones that support all his endeavors? Does he even know what many are saying? The Real Scoop blog, has an article on this, and most people are not happy with what he did. I haven’t heard all of his morning shows to know if he has mentioned it. I really think he OWES all of us paying customers an explanation. I’m not sure his time in the mountains has benefited him (or us).

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is naive if he thinks he can save the world. He should never have been involved. How absurd.

  • Anonymous

    Naive is the right word.

  • Anonymous

    She is hardly a racist – but it sounds like you might be. Glenn would be better off without you loons…the threats in these comments alone are disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    They were a panel of comediennes. We are in s sorry state of affairs when the “word police” make us apologize for everything.

  • Anonymous

    Well said!

  • Anonymous

    I just watched her actual comments for the first time, and honestly don’t see anything that wrong with it. It wasn’t bad for her to apologize, and make it clear she intended no offense, but it seems like the whole situation became way more blown up then it needed to for mostly political reasons. I don’t think anything less of her for it. I’m no fan of MSNBC but there are people on there who are not ‘bad’ people just for working for them, though many seem to disagree. Though I disagree with them on political issues many are well intentioned, and I’ve always thought Melissa Harris-Perry was one of them.

  • russellmuscle1

    I totally disagree. She brought the picture out because she saw something funny about……..what’s funny about a child whose been adopted into a huge, loving family. I saw nothing funny about that picture, and didn’t feel that the boy looked so out of place. That is a lucky kid! The joke was that it was a black child in the middle of “the whitest family in the world” as they put it. No, the Romneys aren’t any whiter than my my white family, or anyone elses. There was malice in doing this, it’s easy to see.

  • russellmuscle1

    I too am tire of the constant knee jerk, but at the same time…..they were pretty much calling this family a bunch of racists. They didn’t say it, but why else would they have felt like they should point out the child in the picture? It bothered them, it made them angry.

  • russellmuscle1

    Look, nobody wants to ruin her Glenn. We just wanted her to acknowledge that she was wrong, and she did.

  • Wyatt

    Glenn you have gone to the “dark side” with this one. Track down MH-P’s adoptive parents and ask them where she learned this attitude. She has had other issues where her opinions were very leftist/socialist/racist. It is her. She is an actress with crocodile tears, and no honesty.

  • Wyatt

    We Republicans have been trampled as we try to “make nice” with these racist/socialists.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Are any of you in this discussion old enough to remember the heat that Mormon families took with the adoption of Indian children? …mostly off the reservation. There is nothing new here from these “comedians.” Not funny either. Actually, what was more insulting to me was what that unnamed jackass said when commenting about the picture with the marine holding the umbrella over Obama. None of them get it.