On a video that we showed you last week, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry seemed aghast that there is an adopted African-American baby in Mitt Romney’s family. Scroll down a few stories to find the original video.
“Everybody loves a baby picture,” Harris-Perry said, “and this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about. There on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, Kieran Romney.”
As Harris-Perry asked for captions, panelist Pia Glenn sang “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same”.
“And that little baby, front and center, would be the one,” she added.
This made Harris-Perry and her guests laugh.
Harris-Perry introduced the photo so that her guests could mock and ridicule the little baby. At the time, Harris-Perry seemed appalled that the Romney family would adopt an African-American baby.
However, this last weekend Harris-Perry decided to take time to apologize, saying that she crossed the line in attacking a member of Romney’s family. Then as she was apologizing to other families in general, who have chosen to adopt babies of other races, she appeared to start crying. Was this authentic or acting?
Regardless, last Sunday morning Romney said that he accepts Harris-Perry’s apology.
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