I'm with Ed Morrisey on this one; I think this apology is sincere, if not late. Melissa Harris Perry's Twitter apology was hollow and self-serving This is neither. I was unaware of her background and was stunned to learn that a black adopted to a Mormon family could take part in a segment such as this one.
It's possible the comedians went in a direction she didn't expect, them to and got caught up in the moment. But it doesn't seem that way to me. In any event, this apology seems real to me. I know some conservatives will accuse MHP of crocodile tears here. I don't think so.