I have never found Glenn Beck to be relevant to anything I was interested in and
he certainly isn't relevant in any way to this story. The anchorwoman
showed a ton of class and humility with her apology; I'm not surprised Mr.
Beck didn't recognize those sentiments as they are obviously foreign to
I like Glenn Beck and listing him in the title made me read the story that I
would have skipped over otherwise. He is entertaining and interesting.
Classy response by Romney. He has always been a class act in my book.
I think what I've observed of this whole thing is that people on the right
aren't so easily provoked or offended by comments or innuendo that might
otherwise be categorized as politically incorrect.Old news, water
under the bridge, bye bye.However, turn the tables at all and
Romney is such a good man. Every time I think that we almost had someone that
amazing in the White House it breaks my heart. He's got so much class, so
mouch experience and is so motivated to do good things. How were we so foolish?
Um... grj? [Yes, it was hurtful and divisive, if that was the
intent, but it clearly was not,” Beck said.Ultimately, Beck
expressed sympathy for Harris-Perry, stating, "I've been there."]
Don't have a TV so I didn't see the issue in question. What does
resonate with me is the hyper-sensitivity the political left has with race when
other than their anointed mention anything to do with skin color. With all the
comments on race from the media talking heads over this past year doesn't
it seem odd that one of the media is dumb enough to enter that briar patch?If the race of the adopted grandchild was ridiculed, it showed bad
taste, insensitivity and immature thought process. How do people like this wind
up on national TV? I know it was MSNBC but the dozen viewers who watched the
program must be concerned with the quality of the people working in front of the
The comments about Mitt's 'adopted grandchild' are so fatuous as
to make me want to spit. I did not vote for him, though I met him when I lived
in the Bloomfield Hills steeple on my mission. Just a stupid, belligerent
comment about something presupposed.
I can't believe I'm going to say this but...I have to mostly agree
with Beck on this one. It was a comedic moment, clearly not aimed specifically
at the Romney family and especially not aimed at the grandchild. We have become
so hyper-sensitive and divisive that we are not willing to cut anyone an inch of
slack. That said, MSNBC showed a lot of class in apologizing.
@grj - A "ton of class"??!!? That is a bit of hyperbole, though she did
come across as sincere to me. Of course Mitt Romney accepted her apology. What
choice did he have? As Christians we are required to forgive everyone, even if
they don't ask for it. At least she did offer an apology.
@grj: I think you are missing the point that Glenn Beck is making. It has to do
with freedom of speech.He screams when a conservative's free speech
is being limited by a liberal's complaints. I think he is demonstrating
that it does go both ways. That a person has the right to speak their opinion
without reprisal. In principle, I agree, but there should be the unwritten rule
of decency and compassion. Let's not be afraid to share our honest opinions
and give the same respect to others to share theirs. As it applies to this story
I think the original comments did show some callousness, and the apology is in
good taste, as well as the acceptance of the apology (although I think Romney
would have left it as just another person's insensitivity), and Glenn Beck
is making his point on something that was less than a debacle.
It's too bad that negative comments were made in the first place - but at
least she had the backbone and common decency to apologize and make amends. It
accomplished nothing but to reflect on her weakness or dislike for
African-Americans and that is the sad part. It will cost her respect and regard
by her choice of words. I feel sorry for her. That sweet little child has done
nothing to deserve the notoriety and I think the best thing to do is for all of
us to forget her poor judgement and pretend it didn't happen. We must
forgive her for being less than perfect.
Amazing that it's news that Mitt accepted the apology..it should be news if
he didn't....and I have my doubts as to the sincerity of the complete
apology-listen from the beginning- she is rather stern concerning Mitt but when
she talks about something important to here she is far more emotional.
@suzyk#1"It accomplished nothing but to reflect on her weakness or
dislike for African-Americans and that is the sad part."Melissa
Harris Perry dislikes African Americans? Okay you've definitely never seen
her show before.
Classiness Responses Score:-------------------------Mitt
Romney - 1Glenn Beck - Big Fat ZERO!
Yes, Beck has been there. Sadly.
Leland, there is free speech, but there is also common decency. She should (nor
Beck) need to make their point by disparaging the messenger or attacking their
family. Criticize what is said, not who says it. Beck has crossed that line way
Yes, Beck's "been there," but in his case there was always an
insult motive intended in his comments. His were never innocent, always
affrontive.Beck's saying, "I've been there," is
his clear admission of intended unprofessional verbal assualts for many years.
Mitt can do far more good in the role he is playing now than the role he would
have had to play had he been elected. Pandering to the Tea Party ruined his
electability. His response here shows his class and balance... something
election politics didn't allow him.I prefer him being him...
then some effigy created to satisfy the tea party.
@grj"The anchorwoman showed a ton of class and humility with her
apology;..." a ton of class?...are you kidding? She started whole thing and
where is humility in making fun of children that needed a home?
I missed this particular show, but it's unlike Melissa to say anything mean
about a child or a family in general, so I would doubt she meant it to be that
way. Nonetheless, she apologized, in words that did not leave doubt on her wish
communicate her wish to make amends. Gov. Romney's acceptance was as
gracious as could be, and with both of them in the public eye, one could almost
have imagined them speaking those words in a room, face-to-face, without the
world being aware of what transpired. Can we learn from the graciousness of
this, then, and put that to use in further discussions? Can we make some part of
our lives about people, and not about politics? Please!
Please stop reporting what Glenn Beck says. He is simply an entertainer and
you're giving him free advertising. Besides, what he says is hardly
news--he's totally predictable. If you must represent his views, I suggest
you save some copy and assign a simple numbering system to his comments--his
repertoire is very limited.
The only reason she actually and MSNBC made a formal apology is because they
were being excoriated over the fact the her first so called apology was a tweet
she made that was totally classless. The formal apology was just an attempt at
face saving, nothing more.
amagnetickit was saving her job, nothing more.
We know this about Mitt, he's a good man,a gracious loser, a poor
Presidental candidate and an unpopular Govenor(33% approval ratings after one
term in office). We'll never know how he would have faired as President
but we do know he has been a compassionate, well spoken ex-candidate.
Fake apology that started out with a lie. The picture was presented to a panel
of comedians as part of their "look back with laughter" series. She
begins her apology by lying: "Given my own family history I identified with
that picture and I intended to say positive and celebratory things about it.
But whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way
that was offensive." Was that really your intent Melissa?? You began the
segment by asking for captions after putting up the picture and YOU started out
by saying "a lot of people had emotions about THIS baby picture. There on
his knee is his African American grandchild. Any captions?" You quickly
jumped in saying "My goal is that in 2040, the biggest thing of the year
will be wedding between Kieran Romney and North West - CAN YOU IMAGE Mitt Romney
and Conway West as in laws?? Hahaha" And then is went downhill from there.
When I apologize, I usually don't include a big lie to make me look
It was nice to see an apology that seemed heartfelt and which actually accepted
the blame for the comment. I am so extremely tired of hearing nonpologies like
"I'm very sorry if anyone was offended by my remarks". Comments
like this (which are far too common) deflect the blame onto the person taking
offense, accepting none of it. At least this apology seemed sincere.
I'm impressed.Back to his old self.Where was THIS Mitt
Romney during the campaign?
@ LDS Liberal - "Farmington, UT - I'm impressed. Back to his old self.
Where was THIS Mitt Romney during the campaign?"Where was this
Romney?Right in front of your eyes the whole time. If you
didn't see him, that's your fault. The liberal, America-hating
mainstream media tried to slander Romney 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but
he was there, nonetheless.