I have the utmost respect for MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry. I watch her show on Saturday and Sunday mornings as often as possible. She is bright, thought provoking and entertaining, a rare combination on this otherwise morbid network.
She gets into trouble often because of her unflinching Liberal viewpoint and it a lightening rod for Conservatives. But her worst week was last week when she callously mocked the Mitt Romney family for their adoption of an African American child. The Twitterverse, blogosphere and Conservative news outlets exploded in outrage. And I was certainly outraged, too.
However, I Tweeted Tuesday morning that I was absolutely confident that Harris-Perry would apologize. Not thirty minutes later she did.
She also apologized on the air Saturday. It was the most heartfelt and genuine apology I've witnessed from a public figure. Not only did Harris-Perry deeply regret her error, I believe she genuinely learned from the experience.
In short, Melissa Harris-Perry is no Joy Reid. She is an asset to today's political debate and the most valuable member of the MSNBC Team.