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MSNBC Likens Romney To The KKK For Saying "Keep America America"

 

MSNBC daytime anchor Thomas Roberts seizes on Mitt Romney's use of the phrase "Keep America America." The network claims the phrase plays homage to the Ku Klux Klan slogan of "Keep America American." According to left-leaning news outlets, the "Keep America American" expression was apparently used by the KKK in the early 1900s.

Somehow the folks at MSNBC believe Mitt Romney is acknowledging his Klan roots by using a similar phrase in his 2012 campaign for the presidency.

UPDATE: On tonight's edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews apologized for the "irresponsible" and "incendiary" attack on Mitt Romney.

UPDATE: Al Sharpton, on his show tonight, gave his seal of approval for MSNBC to apologize. Sharpton says he believes Romney deserved the apology because he has also been a "victim" of half-truths.
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  • JanHopkins 2011/12/15 13:37:00
    None of the above
    JanHopkins
    +1
    I keep forgetting not to use the word "the" (darn I did it again). "The" has klan roots. "The" klu klux klan.
  • Eccles 2011/12/15 05:27:01
    None of the above
    Eccles
    +1
    Not this again, mud slinging nonsense, oh yes Madonna Is a real blond and Kanye West can sing by the way.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/12/15 04:17:31
    None of the above
    ὤTṻnde΄ӂ
    +1
    It is so nice to have a cable station apologize when they've made a mistake instead of what Fux does. They wouldn't apologize for running over their own mothers if they weren't forced to. MSNBC did the right thing and the Romney quickly replied that they appreciated MSNBC correcting the mistake. Matthews had nothing to do with the comment however he is the one who publicly apologized for the network. Fux is like the Fonz, they choke on the words "I'm sorry."
  • Space I... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/12/15 12:31:41
    Space Invader
    Get over yourself...
  • JohnFitzgeral12 2011/12/15 03:56:09
    All of the above
    JohnFitzgeral12
    +1
    These losers have no shame.
  • Miss UT 2011/12/15 03:50:20
    None of the above
    Miss UT
    At least MSNBC offered and apology...Fox News has NEVER offered and apology for any and all the lies they have spouted for years. Yay for MSNBC.....
  • Gwen Miss UT 2011/12/15 15:03:21
    Gwen
    +1
    "NEVER"? ..."for any"?

    you must not be able to google.....there are plenty of apologies out there for many networks......news is not what it used to be...

    please apologize for your inaccurate statement...
  • Miss UT Gwen 2011/12/17 06:09:12
    Miss UT
    Name one....When Bill O'Reilly apologizes for the continued lies he tells about the $16 muffins, I will offer an apology...but not until. That's just one FOX Noise lie that they keep telling as true...even after they were proven wrong.
  • Gwen Miss UT 2011/12/18 20:30:45 (edited)
    Gwen
    +1
    you must not be able to google.....there are plenty of apologies out there for many networks......news is not what it used to be...

    well ...you asked me to name one....here's a sampling....how about you name a network who HASN'T had to apologize.....

    we'll have to disagree....I choose to hold ALL the networks up to the same standard...not just some...
    get over the muffins...inflammatory...duh.... people get that...but nothing to sue over....we the people WERE charged $16 for muffins, juice, coffee..yadyada.....so no lie there...

    apologies over VETERANS....RACISM.....SEXISM... OF CLERGY....that seems a bit worse....

    AT LEAST the muffin story was about people that are supposed to work FOR us....didn't know the justice dept was supposed to represent one party.....it is a wasting in GOVT story....you have heard of waste in govt...haven't you?????


    CBS: showed real class...dishonoring veterans while they were visiting a cemetary of their fellow fallen..
    http://www.nypost.com/p/enter...

    CNN: disrespectful piece that implied racism....can you say edit?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    NBC: first: intentional sexism...and then an apology....but an apology i guess......

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-...

    ABC: ( of course it took 4 years...and a lawsuit...)

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ab...

    FOX:....regar...


    you must not be able to google.....there are plenty of apologies out there for many networks......news is not what it used to be...

    well ...you asked me to name one....here's a sampling....how about you name a network who HASN'T had to apologize.....

    we'll have to disagree....I choose to hold ALL the networks up to the same standard...not just some...
    get over the muffins...inflammatory...duh.... people get that...but nothing to sue over....we the people WERE charged $16 for muffins, juice, coffee..yadyada.....so no lie there...

    apologies over VETERANS....RACISM.....SEXISM... OF CLERGY....that seems a bit worse....

    AT LEAST the muffin story was about people that are supposed to work FOR us....didn't know the justice dept was supposed to represent one party.....it is a wasting in GOVT story....you have heard of waste in govt...haven't you?????


    CBS: showed real class...dishonoring veterans while they were visiting a cemetary of their fellow fallen..
    http://www.nypost.com/p/enter...

    CNN: disrespectful piece that implied racism....can you say edit?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    NBC: first: intentional sexism...and then an apology....but an apology i guess......

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-...

    ABC: ( of course it took 4 years...and a lawsuit...)

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ab...

    FOX:....regarding them...
    you want this kind of apology....could be fun...regarding the muffins....the more chat about it .....the better?

    http://ksfm.radio.com/2011/08...
    (more)
  • Miss UT Gwen 2011/12/19 03:56:10
    Miss UT
    I did not see anything from FOX News...entirely different network than FOX Network. However, you have uncovered apologies, even old ones...so, in keeping with my word...I offer you my sincere apology. I do know how to Google, and ASK, and use them often.
  • Gwen Miss UT 2011/12/19 12:36:34
    Gwen
    the you-tube video of the FOX news coverage showing the "apology".....was on the radio site's home page....it offered the best feed....and the best brief introductory explanation just above of the "tweet" that FOX was apologizing for commenting on...

    thankyou for responding.....news can be crazy....I love to listen...but also think about what I am hearing...have a good day.
  • Bill Miss UT 2012/01/07 17:33:01
    Bill
    There is a big difference between getting a story wrong ($16.00 muffin) and libel (KKK). If you really want to be upset about lies, listen to Olbermann and Schultz sometime.
  • Miss UT Bill 2012/01/07 21:54:09
    Miss UT
    O'Reilly is still harping on the $16.00 muffins, even though he has been shown that it's not true. I listen to Ed Schultz on a daily basis and I have heard him apologize on occasion for getting something wrong. If you go back and listen to what Thomas Roberts actually said...he did not say that Romney was associated in any way with the KKK, but that Romney's slogan, "Keep America America" had also been used by the KKK. I equated that statement the same as the Republican Tea Baggers carrying signs showing President Obama as Hitler. Please expalin the difference to me. So far, no one has been able to do that.
  • Bill Miss UT 2012/01/08 18:40:08 (edited)
    Bill
    Sure. First, one does not have to actually SAY that Romney is associated with the KKK but the implicit meaning (or why say it, if there was no desire to CREATE the association) was to create some kind of analogy between what the Klan represents and what Romney represents via the slogan, "Keep America America" and Keep America American". Schultz apologized for calling Laura Ingram a "talk slut" and about Perry's edited "black cloud" speech. O'Reilly did not draw a libelous characterization about anyone in his (wrongful) assertion about the muffins, he only criticized government spending. If you can't see the difference, that is too bad. Even Chris Matthews apologized for the remark and if he can say it was over the top then I am not wrong in my analysis. Why apologize if there was nothing wrong in it? Besides, O'Reilly has apologized for some misstatements made on his program.

    I have seen the Tea Party signs representing Obama as Hitler and I totally disagree with those more angry partiers in doing so. However, where is the sense of outrage at those who represented President W. in the same way. I saw far, far fewer of those signs at Tea Party rallies as opposed to anti-Bush rallies. Case in point, look at the following sites:

    http://www.zombietime.com/zom...

    and

    http://ww...






    Sure. First, one does not have to actually SAY that Romney is associated with the KKK but the implicit meaning (or why say it, if there was no desire to CREATE the association) was to create some kind of analogy between what the Klan represents and what Romney represents via the slogan, "Keep America America" and Keep America American". Schultz apologized for calling Laura Ingram a "talk slut" and about Perry's edited "black cloud" speech. O'Reilly did not draw a libelous characterization about anyone in his (wrongful) assertion about the muffins, he only criticized government spending. If you can't see the difference, that is too bad. Even Chris Matthews apologized for the remark and if he can say it was over the top then I am not wrong in my analysis. Why apologize if there was nothing wrong in it? Besides, O'Reilly has apologized for some misstatements made on his program.

    I have seen the Tea Party signs representing Obama as Hitler and I totally disagree with those more angry partiers in doing so. However, where is the sense of outrage at those who represented President W. in the same way. I saw far, far fewer of those signs at Tea Party rallies as opposed to anti-Bush rallies. Case in point, look at the following sites:

    http://www.zombietime.com/zom...

    and

    http://www.binscorner.com/pag...

    and tell me what you think. They were prolific and far worse that the ones directed at Obama. Are you outraged? Were you paying attention to all the vitriol and hatred aimed at Bush? Kill a president? Are they insane? This country is not a South American Junta nation. We have LAWS. I don't like Obama but to kill a president is antithetical to the very meaning of this country's founding principles and its constitutional democratic republic political philosophy. I never saw a sigh at the Tea Party coverage saying "Kill Obama". Never. The news would have been all over it for weeks.

    As stated above:
    UPDATE: On tonight's edition of MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews apologized for the "irresponsible" and "incendiary" attack on Mitt Romney.

    UPDATE: Al Sharpton, on his show tonight, gave his seal of approval for MSNBC to apologize. Sharpton says he believes Romney deserved the apology because he has also been a "victim" of half-truths.
    (more)
  • Typhoon 2011/12/15 03:01:49
    MSNBC Host is a fool
    Typhoon
    +1
    I was surprised that anyone actually watches that stuff, their ratings are so low.
  • Danale 2011/12/15 02:38:07
    All of the above
    Danale
    +1
    Its getting out of control with the media spreading false information about anything to get ratings... no care for a persons innocence or finding out the truth. Why did it take Chris Matthews to apologize for Thomas Roberts mistake... And really Rev. Al Sharpton to endorse the apology it was a dumb thing to start with... Al should of said that.
  • Walt 2011/12/15 02:37:08
    MSNBC Host is a fool
    Walt
    +1
    Liberals view the Constitution as outdated. Liberals view American history as completely unimportant -- except when they can dig up old slogans and use them to say GOP candidates are racists.

    Good lord. Mitt Romney was the governor of the 2nd most liberal state in the country. They have even forgotten that fact.
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2011/12/15 02:36:29
    All of the above
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Wow thats pretty bad
    Romney kkk
    This is pretty bad Slander
    We all know this is what Romney would be wearing
    wow pretty pretty slander romney wearing
    Romney racist
  • Space Invader 2011/12/15 02:32:05 (edited)
    All of the above
    Space Invader
    +1
    It really gets bad when Chrissie and the Rev has to apologize....that A$$ Hat host looked and sounded the fool
    http://www.realclearpolitics....

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