Lawrence O’Donnell Apologizes to RNC Chairman Michael Steele
Tonight on The Last Word during the Rewrite segment Lawrence O’Donnell apologized to RNC Chairman Michael Steele for an intro to the Steele interview on last night’s program. I’ve been watching cable news for too damn long and I’ve seen a lot of controversies erupt, a lot of people put their feet in their mouth or get their facts wrong or manages to screw the pooch in some glaring manner. But I have never seen an apology so genuine, so heartfelt as the one O’Donnell delivered tonight. It was the real deal. It wasn’t the typical curt apology which sounds like it was dictated from management or the cynical type of apology which is immediately followed with a “yeah but…” moment. No. This was Lawrence O’Donnell figuratively falling on his sword. It was must see TV, one of the classiest things I’ve ever seen on primetime, and I hope MSNBC.com puts it up for viewing.
Cable news primetime talking heads, bomb throwers, and agitators should take note. This is how you’re supposed to do it when you screw up.