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CNN’s Don Lemon Shreds ‘Smug’ MSNBC for Making Fun of Romney Family Photo Featuring Adopted Black Grandchild
 
 Dec. 30, 2013 10:13pm    Jason Howerton



UPDATE: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for the remarks made about Mitt Romney’s adopted grandson. You can read more about it here.



CNN host Don Lemon is not giving MSNBC a pass for mocking Mitt Romney’s family photo, which featured his adopted black grandson. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel apparently thought the black child being pictured alongside the white family was hysterical.

See our original story here.

Lemon argued that there would have been plenty of outrage if Fox News hosts had put on the exact same segment and even slammed MSNBC as an echo chamber that doesn’t allow any kind of diversity in opinion.

“If someone on Fox [said], ‘one of these things is not like the other,’ to a black baby in a white family, what do you think would happen?” Lemon asked Marc Lamont Hill.

CNNs Don Lemon Shreds Smug MSNBC for Making Fun of Romney Family Photo
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Hill argued that the MSNBC panel didn’t make fun the baby, but rather Romney and the Republican Party. He said it wasn’t the best joke, but also wasn’t “inappropriate.”

Lemon then set his sights on MSNBC as a network, saying former Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens had a point when he called the network “a club where the smug go to exchange hateful opinions and reassure each other it’s acceptable.”

Though Hill had nothing but praise for Harris-Perry, even he admitted that “pockets” of MSNBC can sometimes be “smug and condescending.”

“But a bunch of people on the left who all agree with each other and there’s no diversity of opinion…and saying mean, smug things about people who may disagree with them,” Lemon pressed.

Watch the segment via CNN below:



Also, Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher chronicles some of the “apologies” the MSNBC panel made following the backlash the segment sparked, here.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/30/cnns-don-lemon-shreds-smug-msnbc-for-making-fun-of-romney-family-photo-featuring-adopted-black-grandchild/
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Lemon handled that well. 
« Last Edit: December 31, 2013, 05:34:59 PM by Lando Lincoln »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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The remarks about Romney and the baby were vile and uncalled for. I have a black foster grandkid, who has been in the family since he was eleven. He is now 15 1/2.  My son was his coach, and he kept asking him if he could move in with him. My son and his wife felt awkward about the situation, until the kid's mother asked them to take her son. Unbelievable! He now has a chance in life, that he wouldn't otherwise have. The same goes for the Romney baby.

Blacks demand more help. Liberals demand we do more. And when we do, they slap us upside the head for trying to give children a good life. I have names for people like Harris-Perry, and the entire liberal crew, who are good at talking up good deeds, but who lack in actually doing them.

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My niece (adopted at birth) has darker skin than the rest of us. So freakin' what!  Why do we have to insert all the adjectives - Romney's black adopted grandson? Why not just say grandson?
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My niece (adopted at birth) has darker skin than the rest of us. So freakin' what!  Why do we have to insert all the adjectives - Romney's black adopted grandson? Why not just say grandson?

 :amen: I have 12 step-grandchildren, along with seven biological, and one foster grandchild. It's a lot easier for me to say I have 20 grandkids. People who separate them are doing harm to the children, who want to belong. Liberals spend too much time seeing color.

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Amen.
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:amen: I have 12 step-grandchildren, along with seven biological, and one foster grandchild. It's a lot easier for me to say I have 20 grandkids. People who separate them are doing harm to the children, who want to belong. Liberals spend too much time seeing color.

Outstanding posts happyg.
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Liberals spend too much time seeing color.

If they saw "color" they would see everything in different colors.  As it is they see one color only - black with an occasional brown tinge.
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 I'd like to ask" Just what was Mr. Romney supposed to do with the child? Beyond love him & give him a good home?" Was he supposed to put the child into cosmetic surgery? Buy tanning beds for the others?Just shows that his family understands diversity better than the hosts on MSNBC.

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I'd like to ask" Just what was Mr. Romney supposed to do with the child? Beyond love him & give him a good home?" Was he supposed to put the child into cosmetic surgery? Buy tanning beds for the others?Just shows that his family understands diversity better than the hosts on MSNBC.

Yep!  I bet millions of children would like to be in this little boy's place.

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MSNBC treats that young boy as a token while the Romney's treat him as family.
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MSNBC treats that young boy as a token while the Romney's treat him as family.

They treat all minorities as tokens.

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I'd like to ask" Just what was Mr. Romney supposed to do with the child? Beyond love him & give him a good home?"?

Maybe MSNBC thought they should take him to Michael Jackson's dermatologist. :shrug:
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