Following Melissa Harris-Perry’s tearful apology for comments made concerning Mitt Romney and his adopted grandchild, support for the MSNBC anchor is coming from an unlikely source: Glenn Beck.
After making it clear that he and Harris-Perry disagree on most issues, the conservative talk radio host spoke about the firestorm surrounding her comments via a letter he wrote in her defense, which he read on air.
“She apologizes — for what? It was a break with comedians. Yes, it wasn’t nice. Yes, it was hurtful and divisive if that was the intent, but it clearly was not. There are many dishonest, arrogant, and destructive people on MSNBC, but I really don’t think that this, by any means, was an example of a person like that.”
“Going after children, as she said, is not fair game, but that wasn’t her intent. I truly believe that our side, now, is refusing to see her for what she is, and we are engaging in the worst kind of political destruction.”
“I fear this time, our side sees blood in the water and is going after her and MSNBC. It’s more than wrong than anything she said here, especially since their intent is to hurt and destroy, and hers was not.”
“She needs to know that there are people who do not hate her, and do have reason.”
“If this is her big screwup, she’s way ahead of me as a human being.”