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Mitt Romney Accepts Melissa Harris-Perry's 'Heartfelt' Apology

Published on Jan 5, 2014

On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an emotional, tearful apology for a New Year's weekend segment that used Kieran Romney's appearance in a Romney family photo as a setup for jokes about diversity, and became a full-blown media conflagration. On Sunday, former Governor Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News Sunday to address the controversy, which host Chris Wallace called "a disgraceful political attack on a baby."

Last Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry moderated a panel that set upon a Romney family photo as the pivot point for jokes about Republican lack of diversity. Harris-Perry's own remarks were relatively innocuous, but panelist Pia Glenn sang "One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn't the same" upon the photo's introduction, and comedian Dean Obeidallah joked "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."

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