On Tuesday nightt, we showed you the unbelievable hatchet job that Ed Schultz did on a Rick Perry clip, taking a Perry statement on the debt and making it seem that Perry was making a racist remark. He wasn’t. And now Schultz has been forced to apologize. But in true Schultz fashion, it’s the type of apology usually reserved for the unapologetic.
“[W]e did not present the full context of [Perry's] statements and we should’ve,” Schultz said on his Tuesday show, “it was a mistake and we regret the error.”
So far so good. But as the apology continued it became clear that Schultz wasn’t going to apologize for suggesting that Perry is racist or for accusing Perry of race-baiting. Instead, he doubled down: “The full context of all these other statements show who he really is.”
Mediaite may have summed up the apology best: “While Schultz tried to downplay the apology by cushioning it in attack, detractors will be sure not to forget the incident, particularly considering that the apology, while swift, was likely far too vague and incomplete to absolve him.”
Now watch for yourself below:
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