Anthony Weiner’s spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan, issued an apology tonight after a profanity-laced interview with Talking Points Memo, in which she described a former campaign intern as a fame hungry “bitch” and “slutbag” who “sucked” at her job.
Ms. Morgan said that she believed the conversation, in which she also threatened to sue the young woman, was off the record.
“In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation,” Mr. Morgan said in a statement. “It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I called and emailed Olivia to apologize.”
HBO has apologized after a scene in Game of Thrones featuring the disembodied head of George W. Bush on a pike was uncovered. HBO told the website io9: “We were deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste”; the scene will be removed from Read More
Much Ado About Rush
Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh has issued an apology for the incendiary comments he made on his radio show earlier this week regarding Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. Mr. Limbaugh drew fire for remarks implying Ms. Fluke was a “slut” and for stating that if Ms. Fluke felt taxypayers should fund contraception via President Barack Obama’s healthcare measures, “and thus pay for you to have sex,” she should “post the videos online so we can all watch.”
ESPN has booted the employee who authored its now-infamous “Chink in the Armor” headline referencing Asian-American superstar Jeremy Lin’s tough game in the Knicks’ loss to the Hornets Friday. The network also acknowledged a third “inappropriate” comment:
Following breakout superstar Jeremy Lin’s less-than-stellar night on the court during the Knicks’ Friday night loss to the Hornets someone at ESPN made a racially-charged gaffe in a headline: “Chink In The Armor.” The title was published on ESPN’s mobile site and online for less than 40 minutes, but that was 40 minutes too long; reaction was so intense ESPN issued an apology this morning:
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Keith Olbermann released a written statement Monday night following his suspension for making undisclosed campaign contributions to three Democrats, but anyone who was expecting contrition from MSNBC’s “Countdown” host was sorely disappointed.
Olbermann, who returns to primetime tonight, did apologize “for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama,” but his only Read More
Rick Sanchez continued to apologize for his remarks about Jon Stewart and Jews last week on Good Morning America today. George Stephanopoulos got the first interview with Mr. Sanchez since he was fired. “It’s tough. I screwed up, George,” Mr. Sanchez said.
Mr. Sanchez continued to attribute his remarks on the radio on fatigue. Read More
Even though Rick Sanchez has apologized both publicly and in private to Jon Stewart, both MSNBC and Fox News are not considering picking him up after he was fired from CNN. Spokespeople at both MSNBC and Fox told Hunter Walker that they are not interested in Mr. Sanchez at all.
Mr. Sanchez issued Read More
In this week’s Observer, I wrote about Wall Street’s recent history of explicit repentance, mild semi-regret, and utter nonapologies. There has been a little bit of the first and a good amount of the third, but when Wall Street talks about what went so calamitously wrong in September 2008, the answers are usually in Read More
“Every great general regrets the loss of even one of his soldiers,” the chief of communications for a major New York finance firm said this week. “But the loss of soldiers is inevitable.”
Wall Street’s regret for its role in the financial crisis—what contrition looks like, how it’s expressed, why it exists in the first Read More