Sarah Palin says MSNBC should be ashamed for a "despicable" segment that appeared on the “Melissa Harris-Perry Show” on Sunday in which panelists mocked Mitt Romney for having an adopted African-American grandson.
“Leftist media hounds are not expressing an opinion with this attack; they are expressing a prejudice that would never be accepted if it came from anyone else but the lib[eral] media,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. “This latest attack from the Left is despicable.”
MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry showed a family photograph in which baby Kieran Romney appears on Romney’s lap surrounded by a dozen white children.
During the segment, Harris-Perry asked panelists for a caption of the photo and actress Pia Glenn sang, “one of these things is not like the other.”
Harris-Perry said she’s interested in seeing what would happen if Kieran married Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North.
“It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person,” added comedian Dean Obeidallah.
“Holy unbelievable,” Palin wrote in response on her Facebook page. “The hypocritical leftist lamestream media should be shamed by every caring, child-loving American. It has once again reached a new low.”
“It's a beautiful thing the Romney family has done by embracing ‘the spirit of adoption.’ What on earth is more beautiful? Shame on MSNBC for mocking this,” she added. “He was saddled with some sup-par campaign tactics. That does not make him a bad person nor does it open his children or grandchildren to attacks over a year after the fact. This latest attack from the Left is despicable.”
“You really need a conscience, yellow journalists,” she concluded. “May your 2014 New Year's Resolution be to find one.”
Harris-Perry issued an apology to Romney and others on Tuesday via Twitter.
“As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise," she wrote, adding, “I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices.”