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Published: Monday, Jan. 6 2014 2:30 p.m. MST

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Bountiful, ut

I have never found Glenn Beck to be relevant to anything I was interested in and he certainly isn't relevant in any way to this story. The anchorwoman showed a ton of class and humility with her apology; I'm not surprised Mr. Beck didn't recognize those sentiments as they are obviously foreign to him.

South Jordan, UT

I like Glenn Beck and listing him in the title made me read the story that I would have skipped over otherwise. He is entertaining and interesting.

Salt Lake City, UT

Classy response by Romney. He has always been a class act in my book.

SomewhereIn, UT

I think what I've observed of this whole thing is that people on the right aren't so easily provoked or offended by comments or innuendo that might otherwise be categorized as politically incorrect.

Old news, water under the bridge, bye bye.

However, turn the tables at all and WHAMO!!!

San Bernardino, CA

Romney is such a good man. Every time I think that we almost had someone that amazing in the White House it breaks my heart. He's got so much class, so mouch experience and is so motivated to do good things. How were we so foolish?

Salt Lake City, UT

Um... grj?

[Yes, it was hurtful and divisive, if that was the intent, but it clearly was not,” Beck said.

Ultimately, Beck expressed sympathy for Harris-Perry, stating, "I've been there."]

Salt Lake City, UT

Don't have a TV so I didn't see the issue in question. What does resonate with me is the hyper-sensitivity the political left has with race when other than their anointed mention anything to do with skin color. With all the comments on race from the media talking heads over this past year doesn't it seem odd that one of the media is dumb enough to enter that briar patch?

If the race of the adopted grandchild was ridiculed, it showed bad taste, insensitivity and immature thought process. How do people like this wind up on national TV? I know it was MSNBC but the dozen viewers who watched the program must be concerned with the quality of the people working in front of the camera.

Bob Pomeroy
Bisbee, AZ

The comments about Mitt's 'adopted grandchild' are so fatuous as to make me want to spit. I did not vote for him, though I met him when I lived in the Bloomfield Hills steeple on my mission. Just a stupid, belligerent comment about something presupposed.

Draper, UT

I can't believe I'm going to say this but...I have to mostly agree with Beck on this one. It was a comedic moment, clearly not aimed specifically at the Romney family and especially not aimed at the grandchild. We have become so hyper-sensitive and divisive that we are not willing to cut anyone an inch of slack. That said, MSNBC showed a lot of class in apologizing.

John Wilson
Idaho Falls, 00

@grj - A "ton of class"??!!? That is a bit of hyperbole, though she did come across as sincere to me. Of course Mitt Romney accepted her apology. What choice did he have? As Christians we are required to forgive everyone, even if they don't ask for it. At least she did offer an apology.

West Valley City, 00

@grj: I think you are missing the point that Glenn Beck is making. It has to do with freedom of speech.
He screams when a conservative's free speech is being limited by a liberal's complaints. I think he is demonstrating that it does go both ways. That a person has the right to speak their opinion without reprisal. In principle, I agree, but there should be the unwritten rule of decency and compassion. Let's not be afraid to share our honest opinions and give the same respect to others to share theirs. As it applies to this story I think the original comments did show some callousness, and the apology is in good taste, as well as the acceptance of the apology (although I think Romney would have left it as just another person's insensitivity), and Glenn Beck is making his point on something that was less than a debacle.

Mount Pleasant, UT

It's too bad that negative comments were made in the first place - but at least she had the backbone and common decency to apologize and make amends. It accomplished nothing but to reflect on her weakness or dislike for African-Americans and that is the sad part. It will cost her respect and regard by her choice of words. I feel sorry for her. That sweet little child has done nothing to deserve the notoriety and I think the best thing to do is for all of us to forget her poor judgement and pretend it didn't happen. We must forgive her for being less than perfect.

Provo, UT

Amazing that it's news that Mitt accepted the apology..it should be news if he didn't....and I have my doubts as to the sincerity of the complete apology-listen from the beginning- she is rather stern concerning Mitt but when she talks about something important to here she is far more emotional.

Salt Lake City, UT

"It accomplished nothing but to reflect on her weakness or dislike for African-Americans and that is the sad part."

Melissa Harris Perry dislikes African Americans? Okay you've definitely never seen her show before.

Everett, 00

Classiness Responses Score:

Mitt Romney - 1
Glenn Beck - Big Fat ZERO!

West Bountiful, UT

Yes, Beck has been there. Sadly.

West Bountiful, UT

Leland, there is free speech, but there is also common decency. She should (nor Beck) need to make their point by disparaging the messenger or attacking their family. Criticize what is said, not who says it. Beck has crossed that line way too often.

Ogden, UT

Yes, Beck's "been there," but in his case there was always an insult motive intended in his comments. His were never innocent, always affrontive.

Beck's saying, "I've been there," is his clear admission of intended unprofessional verbal assualts for many years.

Durham, NC

Mitt can do far more good in the role he is playing now than the role he would have had to play had he been elected. Pandering to the Tea Party ruined his electability. His response here shows his class and balance... something election politics didn't allow him.

I prefer him being him... then some effigy created to satisfy the tea party.

wj, UT

"The anchorwoman showed a ton of class and humility with her apology;..." a ton of class?...are you kidding? She started whole thing and where is humility in making fun of children that needed a home?

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