The MSNBC contributor who insulted deceased Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts this week received so much backlash on social media for her original remark — and the pitiful apology she posted later — that she wound up just deleting her Twitter profile altogether.
The drama surrounding Fordham University professor Christina Greer started Tuesday after she complained about Fox News’ alleged lack of coverage in regard to the plea deal reached earlier that afternoon between President Donald Trump’s former attorney and prosecutors.
“Fox News is talking about, you know, a girl in Iowa and not this, right?” Greer said that evening on MSNBC, where the “black ethnic politics” scholar frequently provides her “expertise.”
The backlash to this uncouth remark was brutal, with thousands of social media users ruthlessly (and justifiably, some would argue) blasting Greer for being “a piece of sh*t,” among other things.
Greer eventually responded by issuing a lackluster apology in which she tried to divert attention away from her remark and onto the broader discussion about illegal immigration.
“Yesterday I said something flippant that was unintended,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “Mollie Tibbets was a promising young woman who lost her life. My hope is that her family will find peace & justice and that her murder is not used to justify a discriminatory immigration policy.”
What kind of apology was that? According to social media users, it wasn’t an apology at all, especially in light of the fact that Greer misspelled Tibbetts’ last name.
Christina Greer that girl from Iowa, her name is Mollie Tibbetts. She was a person, she had a family, and they love and miss her. If you cannot make an apology without getting her name right or spewing your political agenda in it, you lack sincerity. Show some compassion.
— Melanie Fox (@MelanieFox81) August 22, 2018
Christina Greer you are vile and disgusting and no one is buying your fake apology for calling Mollie Tibbetts who was murdered by an illegal alien criminal who your party champions so much “Some girl in Iowa.” The left hates America and just keeps getting exposed! @DR_CMGreer
— Elder Lansing (@ElderLansing) August 22, 2018
What r u a Dr. of stupidity? Backhanded apology NOT accepted. So if Mollie Tibbets was “just some girl from Iowa” I guess its fair to say Trayvon Martin was “just some boy from Florida” Right? I’m sure your appalled. See how that works? Moron. U really need to follow this advice. pic.twitter.com/NSktoQo3xR
— Lucky Luciano (@CommerceComet57) August 23, 2018
No rational and reasoned individual would view your apology as coming from the heart. You have no soul.
— Kelly (@KLSouth) August 23, 2018
Nice to see this tweet but then came this at the end, you just cannot control yourself. “and that her murder is not used to justify a discriminatory immigration policy.”You essentially eleminated the apology by doing exactly what you accuse Rep. of doing, using a death for agenda
— RunswithScissors (@AmazonMotoring) August 22, 2018
I am a democrat, New Yorker and no fan of the current administration but comment was not flippant. It was stunningly callous and reprehensible. The political comment mixed in the “apology” underscores its insincerity. @FordhamNYC and @MSNBC should denounce and disassociate.
— Lauren Danielle (@lbee329) August 22, 2018
The tweet by the Democrat Twitter user above nailed it. An apology should just be an apology, not an apology mixed with a political statement — an incorrect one, at that.
There’s nothing discriminatory about apprehending and deporting criminal aliens like Christian Bahena Rivera, 24, the illegal thug suspected of murdering Tibbetts. As a sovereign nation, the United States reserves the right to treat violators of its federal laws as criminals.
Moreover, conservatives are right to point out that Tibbetts would likely be alive today if it weren’t for the Democrat policies that promote rampant illegal immigration:
Mollie Tibbetts would be alive today if Democrats didn’t fight for and allow illegal immigration at every turn. Her beautiful life was stolen because Democrat’s choose to protect illegal immigrants over American Citizens. When you vote, vote to make sure the next Mollie is safe.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 21, 2018
Mollie Tibbetts had dreams too.
IF the govt enforced border security & immigration law Mollie would still be alive and with her family today
Democrats do not care about our safety
— Տᗩᑎᗪᖇᗩ (@SandraTXAS) August 22, 2018
Molly Tibbetts would still be alive today if it wasn’t for these cockroaches infiltrating our country for their own benefit. Build That Wall and throw the one’s here and the ones that support them over it once and for all
— Brent CountryBoy (@Tanker973) August 22, 2018
Discriminatory immigration policy? How about we follow the law and deport all of the illegal aliens. If that woukd have been done Mollie Tibbetts would still be alive today. #ICE
— Mark Stover (@DeputyChief71) August 22, 2018
The people that are mad that conservatives are “politicizing” the death of Mollie Tibbetts….this evil man is here illegally. If we had a wall, extreme vetting, better laws…..Mollie would still be alive today! #DeportIllegals #BuildTheWall
— Heidi Radkiewicz (@HMIBBook) August 21, 2018
Conservatives are also right to point out that Tibbetts’ murder by an illegal immigrant is far, far, far, far, far more important than the payment the president’s attorney made to a porn star.
— Crimson Kiss (@glutenfreekiss) August 22, 2018
Unfortunately, this is a point that continues to fly over the heads of the Trump Derangement Syndrome-afflicted pundits and “journalists” at MSNBC, not to mention CNN.
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