Shocker: Glenn Beck Says Melissa Harris-Perry Had Nothing to Apologize for
Glenn Beck Defends Melissa Harris-Perry: No Apology Necessary (Mediaite)
MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry got an expected defense Monday morning from Glenn Beck, who said he did not understand why she should have felt the need to apologize for joining her guests in joking about Mitt Romney’s black grandson on her last show of the year. “She apologizes, for what?” he asked.
Beck read aloud a letter he said he attempted to send directly to Harris-Perry through his PR people, explaining that while he may not agree with many things she has said, he did not find it necessary for her to apologize for what was essentially a “break with comedians” on her show. “I disagree with her on everything,” Beck said before reading her letter, “but I don’t get the impression that she’s a bad human being.”
When he returned from vacation and saw her heartfelt apology, Beck said he thought he was going to “lose my mind.” He wrote, “Yes, it wasn’t nice. Yes, it was hurtful and divisive, if that was the intent, but it clearly was not.”