During a Now w/ Alex Wagner conversation about GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz‘s statement that he became a country music fan directly after 9/11, guest Jamilah Lemieux opened up the conversation with this remark: “Nothing says ‘Let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music, fresh from Lynchburg, Virginia. Someone who obviously does not want to be a polarizing candidate, he wants to bring people together, I mean — really? That’s absurd.”
While co-panelists Joan Walsh and Michael Steele could be heard laughing at Lemieux’s remark, guest-host Melber responded: “Well, I mean there’s plenty of country music that doesn’t have that message, right?”
A few segments later, Melber appeared on-air with an apology: “We have a programming note. A few minutes ago on this show, a guest made a comment about country music. That comment was not appropriate, and we want to be clear this network does not condone it.”
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I say: Yeah, Don regularly makes regrettable gaffes. This, however, wasn’t one of them. He was quoting O’Reilly, and it’s not like it was during daytime programming. Grow up and move on, folks.
To quote Don Lemon…BULLSHIT!
Lemon had a choice…the same choice news anchors and news organizations have everywhere…to bleep or not to bleep. He could have quoted O’Reilly and then stated that he wasn’t going to use the word O’Reilly did. That’s something most anchors -those who don’t check put their brain into idle when the lights go on – do. But not Don Lemon. Add this to the growing list of Lemon embarrassments.
Davos booking wars spill over to FBN’s air…
This defies description. Emerson has already apologized and I believe his sincerity in the matter…
You may quote me on this as I will be posting this and taking out an ad in a Birmingham paper. I have clearly made a terrible error for which I am deeply sorry. My comments about Birmingham were totally in error. And I am issuing an apology and correction on my website immediately for having made this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham. I do not intend to justify or mitigate my mistake by stating that I had relied on other sources because I should have been much more careful. There was no excuse for making this mistake and I owe an apology to every resident of Birmingham. I am not going to make any excuses. I made an inexcusable error. And I am obligated to openly acknowledge that mistake.
PS. I intend to make a donation to a Birmingham charity.
What’s going to have everyone wondering is where exactly Emerson got his totally incorrect information from…
What’s the over/under on Emerson appearing on FNC again?
You know a mouse is just as good as a Wii controller…probably better actually under the circumstances…