A deep sickness on race on MSNBC and CNN (updated - apology issued)

It used to be unacceptable for national news shows to broadcast race hatred as commentary. No longer. So extreme is the loathing of white Republicans that black commentators on two cable news channels have uttered patently ridiculous and shameful comments on a Romney family photo that shows the former presidential candidate with his black adoptive grandson on his knee. First, on MSNBC, via Tommy Christopher of Mediaite: On Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry show, the eponymous host led a panel of entertainers in a rundown of the "photos of the year," which somehow included a Romney family picture that "a lot of people had emotions about," according to MHP. The setup seemed to leave room for unlimited comic potential, but the panel immediately honed in on the race of Kieran Romney, adopted grandson of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is black. The baby, not Mitt. "Everybody loves a baby picture," Harris-Perry said, "and this was one that...(Read Full Post)

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