Just before Christmas, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry moderated a panel on her show where guests were asked to opine on former presidential candidate and Massachusetts' Governor Mitt Romney's Christmas card. The segment quickly turned into mocking of Romney's adopted baby grandson Kieran, who is African-American.
"One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same,” panelist and actress Pia Glenn said.
After massive backlash, Harris-Perry offered a tear filled apology on her show.
But apparently, the folks over at MSNBC didn't learn their lesson the first time around when they mocked biracial, unsegregated families (who happen to be conservative). Late last night, the official MSNBC Twitter feed sent out the following.
After backlash and after dozens of biracial conservative families sent pictures of their biracial families to the network, the tweet was deleted and replaced with an apology.
We are deleting the earlier offensive tweet. It does not reflect msnbc's position and we apologize.— msnbc (@msnbc) January 30, 2014
Earlier, this account tweeted an offensive line about the new Cheerios ad. We deeply regret it. It does not reflect the position of msnbc.— msnbc (@msnbc) January 30, 2014
The Cheerios tweet from @msnbc was dumb, offensive and we've taken it down. That's not who we are at msnbc.— Richard Wolffe (@richardwolffedc) January 30, 2014
Don't be fooled by MSNBC's bogus apology. This is exactly who they are and precisely what they represent. They're not sorry. Openly mocking and degrading conservatives, particularly on the issue of biracial families, is exactly what the people over at MSNBC are all about.