*Melissa Harris-Perry went hard after critics went in on her about an MSNBC “Lean In” promo/ad.
In a blog post, she said that she received “hateful, personal attacks” after conservatives targeted the promo/ad (below) in which she said that “kids belong to whole communities.” She went on to defend what she called an “uncontroversial comment,” and called out her critics.
But don’t take her pretty face and soft exterior for granted. She’s a firecracker.
“Allow me to double down,” Harris-Perry began. “I have no intention of apologizing for saying that our children, all of our children, are part of more than our households, they are part of our communities and deserve to have the care, attention, resources, respect and opportunities of those communities.”
Admitting she didn’t plan on taking people’s children, she added, “That is not what I was talking about, and you know it.”
The ad she’s referring to is about urging the U.S. to invest more into public school education.
“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children,” Harris-Perry says in the commercial. “We haven’t had a very collective notion of ‘these are our children.’ So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that ‘kids belong to their parents,’ or ‘kids belong to their families,’ and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.”
Newsbusters went way left field and compared her comments to Communist China. Sarah Palin (who should only comment about Alaska and farms) called the ad “unflippingbelievable.”