*CNN anchor Don Lemon unloaded on his competitors at MSNBC Monday night during a discussion about Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel poking fun at a crowded Mitt Romney family photo with his young black grandson, reports Mediate.
Lemon used the opportunity to vent about the liberal-leaning network, calling it “smug” and unwilling to entertain actual diversity of opinion.
Republican Ana Navarro agreed with Lemon that it was in bad taste to use the child to mock the Romneys, but Marc Lamont Hill argued that they didn’t actually make fun of the baby itself, just used it to make a point about diversity in the Romney family and the GOP.
Lemon wondered if Hill would react the same way if the same segment aired on Fox. Navarro predicted, “By now, Jesse Jackson would be protesting and tied to a tree somewhere.”
*Another week – another MSNBC apology…this time from Melissa Harris-Perry.
On her Sunday program, she and her panel joked about a Mitt Romney family photo — specifically about the Romney’s recently adopted black grandchild, Kieran.
One panelist drew attention to the large white family’s one black member with snatches of the “Sesame Street” tune “One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others,” while Harris-Perry went on to discuss her hopes for a future marriage of Kieran Romney and North West — Kanye West’s daughter with Kim Kardashian.
*Actress Stacey Dash has turned her ire toward Oprah Winfrey over comments the TV mogul made comparing slain teen Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till.
The “Clueless” actress took to Twitter on Friday (Aug. 16) to express her two cents. She offered a quote by Malcolm X, then linked to a Fox News article criticizing Winfrey over the comparison.
She tweeted: “If You aren’t careful, The newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed And loving the people who are doing the oppressing-Malcolm X.” It was followed by the Fox News article titled: Oprah Compares Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till.”
This isn’t the first time Dash has made headlines for her comments on the social media site.
In April, she blasted Jay Z and Beyonce for taking a vacation to Cuba.
In the last U.S. presidential election, Dash also voiced her backing for Mitt Romney, who ran against President Barack Obama.
Kid Rock visits FOX’s “America Live” at FOX Studios on June 19, 2013 in New York City
*Kid Rock had trouble thinking of the Republican he’s supporting these days. He did remember that the guy is black, but not Herman Cain.
During an interview today on “Fox News with Megyn Kelly,” the rapper-turned-rocker was asked which member of the Republican Party is getting his support now that his No. 1 guy Mitt Romney is out of the picture.
“I like, uh, Herm–no, the black guy…” Rock began, prompting Kelly to ask him to be more specific. “Ben Carson!” Rock recovered. “Watching him speak, his views on political correctness… I dig where that guy’s coming from.”
Also, Kelly asked Rock to weigh in on her good friend and fellow Fox host Dana Perino‘s recent foray into rap. After watching the short clip, Rock said, “This is giving white people a bad name.” Watch below.
*For months folks have been wondering just who was it that secretly taped then presidential candidate Mitt Romney making his now infamous “47 percent” comments.
Now we kn ow. His name is Scott Prouty.
Wednesday night, Mr. Prouty revealed himself on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” – with host Ed Schultz – as the bartender who shot video of Mitt Romney framing President Obama’s supporters as being dependent on government handouts during a closed-press fundraiser last year.
“I was behind this whole thing,” Prouty said.
The bartender said he brought a camera to the Boca Raton, Fla. fundraiser in case Romney came back to take pictures with the staff, as former president Bill Clinton had done at another event Prouty worked. ”I didn’t go there with a grudge against Romney,” he said. “I really had no idea he would say what he said.”
Prouty grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Boston, he said. He said he felt that people who couldn’t afford to attend a high-priced fundraiser should get a chance “to find out what the candidate actually thinks.”
He said he struggled for two weeks with whether or not to release the video and risk his own career. He did not have health insurance. After wrestling with the decision, he decided it would be cowardly not to release the video: “I went down the path and never looked back.”