I’m not trying to make this apology a political issue, but this is just another example of the vast difference between Democrats and Republicans.
On December 29th Melissa Harris Perry, host at MSNBC, aired a show featuring a group of comedians to reflect on some of the news that caught their attention during the year 2013. It was a panel of comedians, so naturally the segment’s intent was comedic. What caused the controversy was a picture Melissa showed of the Romney’s grand kids, showing Mitt Romney’s black adopted grandson. Melissa’s panel of comedians offered various ‘jokes’ about the Romney clan and the Republican media went insane, demanding an immediate apology.
Among those calling for an apology was, of course, Sarah Palin. Palin took to her Facebook page and called the comedic segment “despicable.” She wrote;
“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. This latest attack from the Left is despicable.”
So today, one week after her episode aired, Melissa Perry offered an apology. A tearful, heartfelt apology. Will anyone on the right ever apologize for anything they’ve said? Will Sarah Palin apologize for her careless slavery analogy that caused Martin Bashir to lose his job at MSNBC? Will Rush Limbaugh issue an apology to Sandra Fluke and all the women for all the insensitive things he’s said over the last 20 years?
Of course they wont. And that’s the difference between us and them.