Non-Apology: NewsBusters Post Forces Greer to Clarify ‘Flippant’ Comment About Mollie Tibbetts

Posted on Thu 08/23/2018 by

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On Wednesday morning, Fordham University professor and frequent MSNBC guest Christina Greer tweeted a faux apology of sorts after NewsBusters was first on scene to expose Greer for having dismissed deceased University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts on Tuesday’s The Beat as just “a girl in Iowa” “Fox News is talking about.”

Along with conceding that she “said something flippant that was unintended” (whatever that means), Greer took a pot shot at supporters of border security as Tibbetts’s alleged killer is an illegal alien from Mexico.

Yikes.

Not long after NewsBusters went liveTuesday night with Greer’s ugly comments, she blamed “economic anxiety” on the part of conservatives (again, whatever that means):

Well, at least Greer didn’t go as far as CNN’s Symone Sanders did, which was to suggest that not only did Tibbetts’s murder have nothing to do with illegal immigration, but that it was because of toxic masculinity and the male species in general.

It should be added that she claimed in the first tweet of her thread that “[i]t’s problematic for people to characterize an entire community based off the actions of one person.”

As for Greer, here’s her Tuesday comments in full.

The fact that he was sworn in as President after the Access Hollywood tape let me know for a fact that the Republican Party is actually not working on behalf of the American people. They are working on behalf of President Trump and he’s been able to bully them into their silence and I don’t think today changes as much, unfortunately. I’m sure we’ll hear what he has to say about this at his — his rally, but Fox News is talking about, you know, a girl in Iowa and not this, right? And, tomorrow morning, we know he’ll wake up in tweak and sort of, you know, besmirch the reputation of Michael Cohen and all the people around him and then go back to Mueller. And this has, obviously, been boiled down to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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