In very bad taste, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and her co-panelists chose to make Kieran the punch-line of a segment on the show. Video here.
Melissa starts off with:
"Everybody loves a baby picture, and this was one that really a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year." "This is the Romney family. "And, of course, there on Gov. Romney's knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney."You can then hear Pia Glenn in the background singing:
"One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn't the same."The others start laughing and then Glenn then pipes in:
"And that little baby, front and center, would be the one"The pot-shots continue, and comedian Dean Obeidallah comes in with his oh-so-funny:
"I think this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person."
How's that for racism. And using a baby boy as political fodder is shameful. Even CNN was outraged, and Harris-Perry has since apologized. Big deal.
Kieran was adopted by Mitt's son Ben and daughter-in-law Andelynne.
Imagine had the same thing happened on a FOX show.
Harris-Perry was the stupid woman who claimed that the Boston Bomber's Muslim faith was irrelevant. Right.