Skip to comments.Erin Burnett Apologizes, Wishes Bush a Great Weekend
Posted on 11/30/2007 5:42:08 PM PST by LdSentinal
It looks like Monkey-gate may be over. Earlier this week, Erin Burnett raised some eyebrows as she flippantly referred to President Bush as a "monkey" during Monday's broadcast of Morning Joe. The video on YouTube has over 60,000 views.
Today, on Hardball, she apologized to President Bush. "Earlier this week I was on MSNBC, on Morning Joe, and I made a bad attempt at humor...I said something stupid, I just want to make sure I apologize if I offended anyone. I do have the upmost respect for the President, I hope he has a great weekend, and Chris, I hope you do too," Burnett said.
And this: “...I made a bad attempt at humor....”.
Perhaps Erin will explain the joke so that we can all fully understand it.
Then, maybe her hosts can ask her where she heard it, and from whom.
Maybe we’ll know the Jokester who passed it on to her, when we hear who it is.
The classic non-apology apology. If you are “offended” by having your President referred to as a monkey, there is something wrong with you.
She has not been toeing the liberal line about how rotten the economy is and, because of this, Rush has been highly complimentary of her on his broadcast.
She was probably getting some serious grief and had to re-establish her bona fides as an “independent” journalist; hence, her comment about the President.
Who knows, maybe she’ll get syphillis this weekend.
BTW: I bet she looks monkey-like in the morning before she covers that mug with make-up.
Of course that ended up being
“I do have the upmost respect for the President, I hope he has a great weekend, and Chris, I hope you do too,” Burnett said.”
Sounds like she was ‘warning’ Chris about his ‘calling her out’ on this in the video.
What she really was thinking:
“I do have the upmost (up most of his arse) respect for the President, I hope he has a great weekend (in hell) and Chris, I hope you do (go to hell) too.”
Heh Erin, you have shown your true colors. You have burned the bridge. No crossing it. My family and I will never give you one second of our time.
Good catch with “upmost”.
Notice she did not admit to calling the President a monkey, which she clearly did, not once, but twice.
He’s not a monkey, but she’s a weasel.
She didn't even go that far. She never expressed any regret for her action - only for the consequences of her action. She never said she was sorry. Instead, she issues a 'conditional' apology - one that applies only to those offended. If someone is not offended, then no apology is issued.
At least she didn’t say Macaca!
That sentence looks okay to me, where am I and she wrong. Can you print it as a correct sentence for me? I’m so bad at English I have to press #1 just to talk. LOL
That's about right, though, because it takes about 3 or 4 days to hear what was on MSNBC from the 3 or 4 people who watch. Making dissemination even slower is they're connected to the Internets via the telegraph cable system.
It is like having a keyboard with only one key. Or a mouse with only one button and no keyboard. So they're probably all Mac users.
Considering all that, it's a downright speedy response.
upmost = utmost or did she really say upmost?
‘Apology’ not accepted.
My apologies. I should have included the proper editor's (sic) mark.
It should have read:
"I do have the upmost (sic) respect for the President..."
The proper word is "utmost".
There is no such word as "upmost". The closest approximation would be "uppermost"...whose meaning should be clear.
This apology is total BS.
The left doesn’t have a clue how to apologize.
Hey Erin: “Mr. President, I said you were a monkey. I should not have done that as it besmirches the office of President. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. I’m very sorry for what I said.”
That, Erin, is an apology!