We can debate whether it was a trumped up controversy or not, but MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry gave an apology anyway for comments made on her show about the adopted African American grandchild of Mitt Romney.
The apology sure wasn’t one of those infamous non-apologies that people who aren’t really sorry tend to give. MHP’s was heart-felt, emotional, and sincere. As the namesake of the show, she showed real courage and integrity by standing up to the heat. It’s the kind of apology that makes you like the person more, not less. And based on the alleged “crime,” I don’t think the Right needed much more than a clarification. It shouldn’t have required such a full blown apology.
But she did one. And took responsibility for everything. She didn’t deflect, try to blame guests, producers, etc. She put it all on her shoulders. You’d think that should earn her some brownie points from her critics. But she continues to be bashed on conservative sites for her “crocodile tears.” The woman’s from New Orleans, but those weren’t crocodile tears.
She deserves credit for putting aside the b.s. of political TV talk and just being real.
Here’s the apology:
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