MSNBC is in a downward spiral. The drama continues. Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson is creating waves of his own, in addition to the freak-out caused by Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests who mocked Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson. Dyson dismissed ‘Duck Dynasty‘ patriarch Phil Robertson’s biracial grandson, saying Abner Louima’s sodomizer had mixed race relatives too. Damn.
“What they are saying is that black people and gay people don’t count,” Dyson said of A&E Network’s decision to reinstate Robertson after a brief suspension. “They don’t matter to the bottom line.”
“The right wing has said, ‘Look, the grandson of Mr. Robertson happens to be an adopted biracial child,’” Dyson continued. “What difference does that make?”
“The man who plunged a plunger deep into the behind of Abner Louima was himself dating a black woman when he did that heinous act,” the professor continued. “So, there is no one-to-one correlation between particular domestic intimacy with a black person or person of color and the behavior that you manifest that is either just or unjust.” Source: Mediaite
That’s what you get when you have a bunch of non-journalists trying to give their two cents as pundits and authority figures. I am appalled at MSNBC personalities for going after kids.
This comes as fellow professor Marc Lamont Hill is also on the offensive over comments he made on CNN Monday night, seemingly giving Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests a pass for mocking Kieran Romney. The Right Scoop reports, Hill told Don Lemon, “Some would say maybe that it’s an exploitative picture that they’re exploiting the kid by hauling out this black person …” Wow, wrong choice of words.