MSNBC, the largely unwatched cable “news” network, took every opportunity to cut away, avoid or talk over every Republican speaker of color they could.
It was a huge challenge, given how many of them there were, but MSNBC was up to the task.
Even today I run across tweets and articles talking about how lily white the Republican Party is.
And Twitchy, “Michelle Malkin’s human-powered Twitter aggregator,” was on the case:
Progressives’ incessant, unseemly racial bean counting and false cries of “racism” haven’t worked to destroy their political opponents, so instead, they’re rewriting the narrative to exclude conservative minorities altogether.
All the tweets Twitchy posted were good, but my favorite was this one by Michelle herself:
It’s worth your time to read the rest here.
In the meantime…
Racism is hilarious! MSNBC panel mocks, belittles Romneys’ adopted grandson
Few things are more hilarious than a mixed-race family. Just ask MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, who recently hosted a panel of doofuses picking at Mitt and Ann Romney’s adopted grandson Kieran:
One of the panel guests keenly observed that Kieran Romney is “not like the others.” Because he’s not white! Get it? Laughter ensued, natch. And just to drive the point home extra-hard, another guest used a Romney family photo to illustrate that the GOP consists of square palefaces, with the occasional token thrown in just for giggles.
The fun and righteous indignation continues and it’s all good.
Until this morning.
Harris-Perry posted a series of tweets apologizing to the Romneys and to other “families built on loving transracial adoptions.”
Frankly, I was—and remain—deeply impressed.
I guess I’m easy.
As we saw all too recently with the story of Justine Sacco—the young woman whose politically unacceptable tweet followed her all the way across the Atlantic as her life unraveled at the hands of strangers—Twitter can quickly become the medium of choice for toxic me-tooism and moronic piling on.
In other words, a self-propagating and bloodthirsty mob.
Today, the mob—or at least the right half of that mob—has turned its sights on the blighted souls who inhabit MSNBC.
Leading the charge?
Snort! That’s right. MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry took to Twitter to “apologize” to the Romneysfor the despicable mocking of their adopted grandson that took place during a panel on her show. Few bought her faux-pology and with good reason. Not the least of which was her use of a self-serving hashtag: #MHPApology.
Seriously, Ms. Harris-Perry?
Yes. Yes, she did. Once again, she is making herself the victim.
Personally? My impression when I first read her tweets was that she was hashtagging so the whole series would hang together and be easy to find.
Not so the Twitchy
mob group of discerning readers.
At last count, there are at least a half dozen Twitchy threads on this topic.
None of them—except one—bringing any clarity at all to the situation.
Which Twitchy is this?
That one thread is built on a tweet by one of my favorite conservatives, actor Adam Baldwin.
Actor Adam Baldwin entered with a brutal truth-boom by pointing out what was missing from her ludicrous #MHPApology:
With one simple tweet, Adam brought out a flaw in the apology I’d missed, the root of what went wrong during those moments on MSNBC.
Not an insult to the Romneys.
Not insensitivity to the challenges of interracial adoption.
Not even cruelty to a grandchild who is extremely unlikely to know or understand the insults flying around him.
The problem is racism.
Of course, Twitchy’s not focusing on that poisonous dynamic this morning.
They’re too busy exploiting Adam’s tweet—while failing to grasp its meaning—to further pile on Harris-Perry’s apology:
As Twitchy reported, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry took to Twitter to faux-pologize to the Romneys for the despicable segment on her show that mocked their adopted black grandson. How did she issue her faux-pology? With a self-serving hashtag!
Why are they doing this?
Maybe because they can.
Why do we let them?