I don't understand how this could've ever been a thing. Why would
anyone, especially on a left media outlet, being that the left speaks so much
about tolerance and racial equality, even notice this? Being one who regards a
person by their character and not their race (i.e. generally Republican), I
didn't even realize one of the children in that photo was black! It just
wasn't an issue!I'm also still waiting to hear Fox go on
about racism against Obama. I hear a lot of people complain about racism
against him, but I've not but seen and heard racism -from- him.
AND what does Fox News need to apologize for? Not being lock-step with MSNBC or
@Objectified: AMEN !
@ get her done:And just why was Romney a poor presidential
candidate? Was it... - Because he believed in a smaller
government?- Because he thought out-of-control entitlements should be
reigned in?- Because he wanted to take action against an out-of-control
federal deficit?- Because he wanted to repeal a disastrous Obamacare
program?I've read almost every book ever written about Romney
and also Obama. I consider myself more informed about those two than perhaps 99%
of voters.Romney was more successful in his personal and private
life than any other presidential candidate I'm aware of. He is a "get
it done" type of guy who has accomplished more in his life than most of ever
dream of doing.He has done more quiet volunteer work than any other
politician I'm aware of.He has paid more taxes (tens of $millions)
than any other politician I'm aware of.His opposition claimed
he couldn't relate to ordinary people. Yet while going to college full-time
he spent 4 years living in a basement apartment while starting a family and
eating tons of macaroni and cheese during that time. He's been-there,
@ Ranch:Geez Ranch, if you can't tell the difference between
someone explaining their personal bible-based morals when asked, and someone
else making fun of a specific family by interjecting race into it... then
perhaps you really should get your smeller checked, because you are smelling
something that doesn't exist. There were plenty of people who
jumped on Phil for his comments and you went right along. And now with the shoe
on the other foot and others jumping on a liberal for obvious tastelessness,
you come on all offended and start pulling out your "free speech" card,
and with obvious irony, start interjecting hypocrisy into it. Where was that
same free speech card of yours when Phil gave his opinion?Wow!
It's apparently time to take a good long look into the mirror.@
alt34:Yes, any and all examples you've given so far really are
pretty lame... and I'm not even known as a conservative. You should either
try again or concede. @ Bebyebe:You didn't even try
to offer an example. As such, you don't have anything at all to stand on
with your weak accusations. Woops!
Re: "As commenters above noted there are many more negative comments from
many right-wingers that have never been apologized for."OK, I
thought I was done, until I saw the line above.It's hard enough
to believe that liberals equate their suggesting the Romney family is using a
beloved family member as a political prop, with good-natured ribbing about being
raised on tacos [which I was, BTW, and I take no umbrage whatever at the
suggestion.]But, it's even harder to believe that ANYONE could,
with a straight face, suggest liberals are somehow less likely to engage in
outrageous racial, ethnic, anti-semitic, social, religious, or political bigotry
than conservatives.Let me mention a few of the many names, since
most of their comments would be inappropriate for inclusion in a family paper --
Harry Reid, Robert Byrd, James Abourezk, Julienne Malveaux, Keith Olbermann
[serial offender], Martin Bashir [serial offender], Helen Thomas, Howard Dean,
Joe Biden, Bill Maher [serial offender], Dan Rather, Jonathan Valania, Al
Sharpton [serial offender], Jeremiah Wright [serial offender], Joseph Lowery,
Jesse Jackson, Ralph Nader, and, of course Barack Obama [serial offender].
I have no doubt whatsoever this child will be surrounded with so much love in
their family life will be wonderful.
Gee wiz liberals. You won. You got Obama to the White House two times. You
got your national health care program. You got your same sex marriage stuff.
You got a huge entitlement program. You got your huge deficits from huge
government spending. (although I have heard some say we haven't spent
enough.) You got pretty much everything you wanted. And yet you still
can't get over it that a lot of America does not agree with the liberal
agenda. So the attack continues on the likes of Romney or Palin, or Fox News
ect. If Obama and the Democrat agenda fails. It's not because of McCain,
Romney, T-Party, Palin, Cruz, Paul, Lee, or Fox News. It's because it does
not work. And America may figure that out pretty soon.
What about "free speech".Weren't most of you praising
Senior Duck Dude just last week for making negative comments about LGBT citizens
and defending his right to "free speech".Now you're all
screaming for someone's head for making negative comments about your
favorite GOPer.I smell some hypocrisy.
Wow, amazing how ridiculous and petty people are in their views of the world.
The black community and all others looking out for the community should welcome
with open arms this adoption of a black child by some in the Romney family. At
a minimum it suggests acceptance (if the POTUS is not enough). If you believe
black Americans have a harder go of it in this country, then this will only help
to improve the cause as the Romney see first hand these challenges. And at a
very minimum, with so many children born out of wedlock without active or
involved fathers in the black community (check the statistics), we can at least
be happy for this one child who will grow up with opportunities and privileges
seen perhaps by few in the community.
Stuff like this is why I turned from being a liberal who voted for John Kerry in
2004 into a conservative today.Kudos to the Romney family for their
adoption! Shame on those who made fun of the photo!
who are these libs? I rarely ever meet one. I presume they are small disparate
groups that believe they receive benefits from the almighty government so they
vote blindly for them and get the lib distasteful ideology. Sickening. Almost
every poll show a tiny minority of the population identify as lib, so all the
rest of their votes are just bought with taxpayer dollars and promised benefits.
for example, Illegal aliens hate everything the libs stand for, except speedy
citizenship and welfare. Example: Illegals work hard, disapprove of breaking
down the family unit, gay marriage, they pay their own way living many to an
apartment, but cannot afford healthcare so they vote Dem. Sad for us all.
It's another scarey war on women….geesch.
@Eisenhower-Dwight-D,your comments are pretty ignorant. To say that
this adoption was for political or some other motivation is wrong. you
don't know the hearts of these parents. And why would the child struggle?
that child and her family see past color when they look in the mirror.
JlSandy, UT said:"While I'll agree the MSNBC
bantering was classless and the apologies should end it all, I am curious to
when the readers of the DNews will aim their worship to the appropriate place.
Why is it only MSNBC that fires for over the top rhetoric? Ann Coulter, vile.
Sarah Palin, a wannabe Tina Fey. Glenn Beck, a failed comedian. Michelle
Bachmann, out and out crazy and a living oxymoron on the Intelligence Committee.
But yet, they all have unfettered access to the Fox airwaves. Amazing isn't
it? With all the wasted time spent chasing birth certificates makes me wonder
what happened to the so-called liberal media."Keep going Jl. You
are doing a great job of representing the liberal media!LOL !!!
Excellent father, poor presidential candidate for president.
To inject reality into this, the Left has to be held to a higher standard on
this. After all, they are the ones to claim they are "open minded",
"tolerant" and "accommodating."
If you don't have an acquaintance who has adopted a child of a different
race you have a pretty small social circle.Now that I think of it, I
have FAMILY with adoptive children of a different race. I had to stop and
think, because we don't really think of their race. We just think of them
I find it amusing that anyone would try to soften the effect this segment had by
saying the hostess said the picture was cute. The point of including the photo
was to generate "humorous" comments, right? Saying the photo is
"cute" doesn't change that one bit. I have started to wonder if
these TV people prepare the apology before the deed so they can get their
envelope-shredding (not just envelope-pushing!) jabs out there. As in, "Oh
my goodness. No, we weren't intelligent enough to see that coming.
We're sooooo sorry!"With regard to families of one race
adopting children of another: I know of more than one family in such a
situation. In most cases, they adopt because they have had difficulty
conceiving on their own. They certainly don't go out of their way to find
children of a different race, but the reality is that there is an imbalance in
the races of the number of families looking to adopt and the children themselves
up for adoption. I have a great deal of respect for couples willing to be a
loving mom and dad to kids regardless of their birth circumstances.
While I'll agree the MSNBC bantering was classless and the apologies should
end it all, I am curious to when the readers of the DNews will aim their worship
to the appropriate place. Why is it only MSNBC that fires for over the top
rhetoric? Ann Coulter, vile. Sarah Palin, a wannabe Tina Fey. Glenn Beck, a
failed comedian. Michelle Bachmann, out and out crazy and a living oxymoron on
the Intelligence Committee. But yet, they all have unfettered access to the Fox
airwaves. Amazing isn't it? With all the wasted time spent chasing birth
certificates makes me wonder what happened to the so-called liberal media.
@atlAgain my challenge stands. Something to compare with the Bashir
and Shultz. Again you dodge.
This was an unnecessary comment from a single person. As commenters above noted
there are many more negative comments from many right-wingers that have never
been apologized for.I guess it's only wrong if your not a
I was not stunned when I learned of all this, and went back and watched video of
it.Mockery and belittlement of the efforts of others has become the flavor
of commentary. No good deed goes unpunished.More surprising to
me is that the host didn't control the mic and rein it in, as she herself
is bi-racial (white mother, black father) and could have dispatched it or
pointed out the success possible for children in mixed race families.And whichever of the Romney boys and wife who adopted this child; good on ya !
and Best Wishes for providing the best upbringing a child could desire. May God
continue to lead your efforts.
@mohokatLike Eric Bolling who asked if Sasha and Malia are going on birth
control? The comments Rush Limbaugh made about Sandra Fluke? Hannity joking that
Coulter might sue him for harrassment by the end of the show (joking about the
allegations against Herman Cain)? Didn't we just have a white Santa/Jesus
controversy? O'Reilly's racist rant that included noting how he was
surprised a Harlem restaurant (Sylvia's) actually had customers acting like
those in an all-white suburban restaurant?Oh, and don't call my
taco thing tame when we're commenting on an article about a liberal host
who thought a picture was cute. "And then suggest that this
adoption was politically inspired. These are why I depise the left. "Those comments made by a few people here are nonsensical. Oh and if
that's why you despise the left, I'd invite you to read the comments
on any blaze article that is about Obama (like one that's more
non-political like one with him reading a book to children) and try and convince
me there isn't a lot of hate there.
@atlThose of you who have said that Fox or Talk radio attack like
MSNBC let's hear some examples and don't make them a weak one like atl
gave.Lets see one like Bashir made on Sarah Palin, Or one like
Schultz made on Laura Ingaham. Not some little watered down one like the above
mentioned. And then suggest that this adoption was politically
inspired. These are why I depise the left. Imagine the opportunity
that this little kid has recieved? Consider MSNBC is owned by ComCast. Maybe
some dollars should be diverted from their coffers.
You know... have any of you actually seen the video? It was a guest that made
the joke (granted the table laughed). Melissa herself was saying it was cute.
This wasn't nearly as bad as all the ranting and demands for apologies made
Perhaps MSNBC would also like to make jokes about the President being abandoned
by his black father and white mother and left to be raised by his white
Racism is alive and well at MSNBC.
Let's face it. The days of Edward R Murrow and Walter Cronkite are over.
Now all we have are pretty girls with leg lights and men with a great profile in
front of the camera who don't know thing one about journalism. It's
unfortunate that the ratings grabbers decide to put these type of irresponsible
people on camera and ignore the truly gifted journalists who have the ethics,
integrity, and skills of the journalists of days gone by.
I strongly condemn the comments. It has no place. Those on the left see
themselves as more "accepting" and "accommodating", but in the
end, they will take shots at anything on the opposite side for political gain.
That said, the right is certainly no better. But that is no
excuse.I hope that 2014 brings a shift towards "good of
country" over "good for party".Highly HIGHLY unlikely,
but one can dream.
I consider myself a moderate who voted for Obama in the general election and
Romney when he ran. I say this as a non partsian MSNBC is much worse then Fox
when it comes to being "ugly" and unfair. My freinds on the left do not
like being challenged while those on the right are used to being challenged
because there is a natural bias in the media favoring the left. MSNBC makes no
attempt to give both sides as Fox does a decent job of having both sides. The
Left assumes their view is the more intelligent view and those who disagree are
"unintelligent" and need reeducation.
Unbelievable! What on earth difference does it make what color an adopted child
is? The fact that this family loved this little guy enough to give him a home is
what matters. They are not making any kind of statement...like the
"token" black kid...they are just loving him like all the rest of the
kids. We are all God's children, black, white, yellow or purple. I
can't believe how tactless these comments were. This little boy
doesn't care about right and left, liberal or conservative. He doesn't
even know what any of that means. Why does everyone seem to have to politicize
something that has nothing to do with politics?
"Meanwhile -- 5 years and counting---I'm still waiting for
apologizes for all those "mocking" comments FoxNews and AM radio have
made towards our "black" President."Airnaut:Typical of the far left - your comparison, and feeble argument is weak to say
the least. Forbid anyone DISAGREES with Barack Hussein Obama, or they will be
branded a racist by you and yours.
Actually, percentage-wise, the Romney grandchildren are blacker than about half
of the states in the US, and about the same as Massacusetts and California.
So a Christmas Family Photo spews hatred? My, small minds have no trouble
making an issue where none exists or mocking others, do they? Where are the
apologies for all the hateful things they said about "Mormons?" I guess
it's ok to make fun of them, apparently, but what if they said the same
things about any other religion? The PC Police sort of stepped on
themselves this time. Pretty standard for the media and Hollywood types, in my
experience. They just can't handle that Mitt is a decent person, as is his
family.And so it goes...........
Maybe if more affluent citizens of our nation adopted a child of poor or
unfortunate circumstance and not try make a political statement out of
everything, things could get better in the USA. The Romney's did a
chartiable thing and a few selfish commentators lash out because they can't
control their hatred. Better days would come if folks worked on making things
better. Tragically all events are put in political terms. For the New Year, we
can do better.
They should yank her off the show,but they are afraid of both her viewers.
Another example of the "tolerant" left showing just how intolerant they
actually are. They love to scream racism at every turn and display their own
Interesting that the Romney's adoption of a black child would be anything
other than praised by lib's. Isn't it evidence of multicultural
success? Even more interesting are comments like the ones made by eisenhower. It
appears it is now a sign of racism to be a conservative seeking to breakdown
racial barriers by adopting children of other races and providing them with
loving, stable homes. Hmmm......
@procuradorfiscalYou want liberals to come up with Fox statements that can
be considered offensive towards particular demographics or people? Hmm, I'm
going to pick this one since it was at the expense of one of their own employees
which is rather unique for Fox offensive statements:Fox and Friends
co-host Brian Kilmeade joked that their meteorologist Maria Molina grew up on
tacos (it was National Taco Day). Steve Doocy tried to note that she was
Columbian. Molina had to correct both because she was born in Nicaragua and
tacos aren't a Nicaraguan food.
@airnaut:"I'm still waiting for apologizes for all those
'mocking' comments FoxNews and AM radio have made towards our
'black' President."Harry Reid is the only person that
I know of who has mocked Barrack Hussein Obama when he said what he said about
him... something about being 'light skinned' and 'with no Negro
dialect' in private conversations during the 2008 presidential campaign...
and for which he later, to his credit, apologized.
@eisenhower I'm not sure the race of adoptive parents matters. If it did
there would be far fewer adoptions in the world. Should we also leave all the
girls in China to sit in orphanages unless they can be adopted by Asian parents?
What about all the babies in Russia? Do they need to stay they and be raised
in their mother country? If you are an adoptive parent then I
don't think you care about the race of the child. I certainly didn't
when going through the adoption process. When filling out the adpoption papers
you have the chance choose by race. The love of a parent should be
able to transcend the differences of race and cultures.
The left has a hard time apologizing. They are not offended by anything they say
because it's normal and accepted.
Some of the comments here are way out of line to the ones I read on liberal
sites like Yahoo. Almost no one elsewhere is defending MSNBC in any way nor
criticizing the Romney's in any way for this innocent Christmas card photo
that the press got a hold of. Just sad.
Re: "It is rather cavalier for the Romneys to adopt a black child when their
entire family background has no relevance of the needs of that
community."-- sigh --Have liberals really come to
Re: "I'm still waiting for apologizes for all those "mocking"
comments FoxNews and AM radio have made towards our "black"
President."Which ones, in particular?I can't
think of a one, but then, I'm not as laser focused on race-baiting as are
liberals.It'd be interesting to see if liberals can actually
come up with something. Even more interesting if they could come up with
something as disgusting as the vile, race, sex and religion-based mockery of
Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Artur Davis, Allen West, Mr. Justice Thomas, and
nearly every conservative "FoxNews and AM radio" host.And,
BTW, President Obama really is Black. You don't need to place a lower-case
description in quotes, as if it's a secret or not really true.
This is strange. Yeah, it was a dumb thing to comment on. Martin Bashir made a
very bad comment, and he's gone. But I head every day
horrendous comments coming from those on the right. Terrible personal attacks on
individuals and groups. Attacks from the likes of Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck,
Coulter, Gutfeld, Palin, duck dynasty dude, etc, and various conservative
politicians on the right. And yet I hear very little blowback
against these right wing people. Is it because their nasty comments are so
constant, so consistant, that they are just ignored for the most part by the
press? The press just figures it for being what it is?
@ Henry what does this story has anything to do with Fox News?@
airnaut"I'm still waiting for apologizes for all those
"mocking" comments FoxNews and AM radio have made towards our
"black" President." Can you list the examples of what you're
referring? Here are my examples:1. The libs accused teaparty
of being racist but failed to provide any evidence even with $100,000 reward for
anyone to produce evidence2. Obama said if he had a son he will look like
Trayvon Martin, but a few months ago 3 black teens were bored and decided to gun
down an Australian baseball player in Oklahoma for the heck of it... Obama was
no where to be found to claim the likeness of his "if he had a son" to
those 3 black teens...
Where is Jesse Jackson or that other guy that are always trying to get on tv for
issues regarding race? Why aren't they all over this one?The
news anchors would be fired and there would be protests in the streets if the
tables were turned.
You do have to admit however. the adoption is pretty bizarre. No? We're not
talk pets here, we're talking HUMAN beings. Cultural backgrounds and
involvement in a child's life on a deeper level. having money does not make
an adoption credible, plausible, or ultimately, do-able. How is this child going
to adapt to a lilly-white environ? Sounds weird to me.
Well, from an objective perspective. 1) It seems the show's moderator did
NOT attack the child but that guests made the comments. 2) It is rather cavalier
for the Romneys to adopt a black child when their entire family background has
no relevance of the needs of that community. I really do not think adoption of a
child is like adopting a pet. Of course, there are probably practical motives
and considerations behind this adoption, especially if they want to create a
Agreed, not only tackles but very disappointing from someone who should not only
know better, but who by instinct should never react that way. It
will be interesting to see what MSNBC does.
Now if we could only get some folks on Fox to apologize for their statements.
Never happens. MSNBC apologizes. CNN apologizes. Fox?
Maybe if she were a conservative christian white duckhunter instead of a liberal
from an interracial family it'd be okay.
Agreed...pretty tackless.Meanwhile -- 5 years and
counting---I'm still waiting for apologizes for all those
"mocking" comments FoxNews and AM radio have made towards our
I have to admit that I'm not only tired of Fox News'
hyper-partisanship, but MSNBC hyper-partisanship as well. Give it a rest