The journalists at MSNBC positive know have a good time America’s Independence Day, don’t they? It was 9 years in the past on Thursday that then-MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry determined to trash the U.S. going into the Fourth of July vacation, reminding everybody of the nation’s “imperialism, the genocide, the slavery.”
On the eponymous July 1, 2012 program, she delivered “my footnote on the Fourth of July”:
The land on which they [the Founders] fashioned this Union was stolen. The palms with which they constructed this nation had been enslaved. The ladies who birthed the residents of the nation are second class. However all of that is our story. Every of us advantages from the residuals of oppression and every of success harmed by the realities of inequality. That is the imperfect material of our nation, at instances we`ve torn and stained it, and at different moments, we mend and restore it. But it surely’s ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, additionally the liberation and the hope and the deeply American perception that our greatest days nonetheless lie forward of us.
What’s it with MSNBC hosts? Going into Memorial Day weekend, the community’s Chris Hayes, additionally in 2012, complained that he was uncomfortable” in calling America’s fallen military members “heroes.” Hayes anxious that doing so is “rhetorically proximate” to justifications for extra struggle.
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