Fox News Liberal Alan Colmes Defends Melissa Harris-Perry

Likely empathetic to anyone encircled by a swarm of outraged conservatives, Fox News Channel’s lonely liberal Alan Colmes rushed to the defense of embattled MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry on Tuesday.

Colmes used his blog to dispute the notion that Harris-Perry was mocking Mitt Romney’s black grandson, Kieran, during a segment over the weekend.

The mockery, Colmes pointed out, was directed at the GOP — not Kieran Romney.

During the segment, two of Harris-Perry’s guests made jokes after a photo of the Romney clan was shown on screen. Comedian Dean Obeidallah said the photo “really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party,” while actress Pia Glenn sang “one of these things is not like the other.”

As Colmes noted, Harris-Perry actually called the Romney grandson “gorgeous.”

“Nevertheless, the media, particularly the right-wing media, reported that the panel made fun of the baby, which isn’t what happened,” Colmes wrote.

Harris-Perry apologized for the segment on Tuesday but said she “meant no offense.”

“Melissa Harris-Perry is apologizing for something that she didn’t do wrong,” Colmes wrote.

h/t Mediaite

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