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Erin Burnett Apologizes, Wishes Bush a Great Weekend
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ ^ | 11/30/07

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: apology; bimbo; cnbc; dinosaurmedia; drivebymedia; erinburnett; liberal; lyingliar; media; monkey; monkeygate; msm; msnbc; nonapology; nonapologyapology; rushlimbaugh; thebiglie; utmostrespect; zogbyism
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It took her 4 days to "apologize" and she did it on Friday night.
1 posted on 11/30/2007 5:42:08 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

It would have been much better if she had just reported the news and kept her opinion to herself. Sit down and STFU Erin Burnett!


2 posted on 11/30/2007 5:44:17 PM PST by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSA Blalock-USS Ramage DDG61)
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To: LdSentinal

"This is bullsh!t!"

3 posted on 11/30/2007 5:44:28 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: LdSentinal

Not good enough, Erin.

Not an apology - we want penance.

Sign up to be an embed on one of the FOB’s near Tikrit. Stay there for an entire deployment. Then we’ll talk.


4 posted on 11/30/2007 5:44:43 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: LdSentinal

She must be on heck of a you-know-what for Rush to put up with that kind of stupid BDS behavior. She is an attractive woman, at least on the surface.


5 posted on 11/30/2007 5:45:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: LdSentinal
..."I just want to make sure I apologize if I offended anyone...."

Is it just me, or does anyone else cringe at these kind of "apologies"? This is not apology at all, in my opinion. "IF I've offended, then I'm sorry" just doesn't cut it.

6 posted on 11/30/2007 5:45:49 PM PST by pigsmith (Viewing life as a gift from God, I tend to regard self-defense more as an obligation.)
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To: Old Sarge

I think she should be forgiven if she’s cute.


7 posted on 11/30/2007 5:46:10 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: LdSentinal
I just want to make sure I apologize if I offended anyone

The classic non-apology apology. If you are "offended" by having your President referred to as a monkey, there is something wrong with you.

8 posted on 11/30/2007 5:47:54 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Never. She’d only pat me on the back to find the soft spot to stick the knife in.

She’s a Democrat. She’s a Leftist. No forgivness, no mercy. Because she would never do the same for you.


9 posted on 11/30/2007 5:48:01 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

is Rush throwing her the B__e?


10 posted on 11/30/2007 5:49:01 PM PST by mmyers
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To: LdSentinal; Dr. Eckleburg

If she called him a teddy bear we’d have to kill her


11 posted on 11/30/2007 5:49:39 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (Everything that deceives also enchants: Plato)
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To: LdSentinal

saying “I am sorry if I offended anyone” is not an apology. It is weasel words.

A real apology is “I am so sorry for what I said, it was wrong and I ask your forgiveness.”


12 posted on 11/30/2007 5:50:27 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: LdSentinal

A half-assed apology is better than defending her idiocy, I guess. However, she has forever put herself in the company of stupid MSM liberals without shame or brains to recognize it.


13 posted on 11/30/2007 5:51:12 PM PST by caisson71
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To: LdSentinal
"I do have the upmost respect for the President..."

Hmmmm.....I would love to comment on this bimbo's grammar....but I'm going to have to lay this one at the feet of the idiot who transcribed her comments.

14 posted on 11/30/2007 5:51:39 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (I am Spartacus! ................Oh hell...who am I kidding? I'm Peter Griffin.)
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To: pigsmith

Concur


15 posted on 11/30/2007 5:52:36 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: LdSentinal

It’s another non-apology apology from the Left.


16 posted on 11/30/2007 5:54:48 PM PST by madison10
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To: MurryMom
"I said something stupid"

Happens every second @ RATS underground...

17 posted on 11/30/2007 5:55:18 PM PST by Libloather (Hillary donors find their way to the cover of Time. And the very next day they're doing it...)
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To: LdSentinal
I do have the upmost respect for the President

This lie is what offends me. (And did she really say "upmost?")
18 posted on 11/30/2007 5:55:34 PM PST by macamadamia
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To: The_Media_never_lie

LOL


19 posted on 11/30/2007 5:55:39 PM PST by Krankor (kROGER)
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To: pigsmith

All that says is that they don’t give a damn if they offended anyone. ‘If’ means, ‘If’ I offended you, you are a moron.’


20 posted on 11/30/2007 5:56:16 PM PST by ShadowDancer ("To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.")
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To: Bahbah
Too true.

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.

21 posted on 11/30/2007 5:56:48 PM PST by Col Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


22 posted on 11/30/2007 5:59:32 PM PST by Arm_Bears (See Rock City!)
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To: LdSentinal

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.


23 posted on 11/30/2007 6:02:59 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: LdSentinal
THIS DEMANDS THE SAME PUNISHMENT AS WAS GIVEN TO IMUS!!!!!!!





Of course that ended up being

  1. six months of vacation
  2. a $20 million settlement of the breach of contract lawsuit
  3. a new gig on a bigger station (at least in NY)
So, she better hope she's treated the same as Imus.  Of course, I don't think she's quite the individual draw with the same kind of "cash cow" reputation.
25 posted on 11/30/2007 6:09:03 PM PST by Phsstpok (When you don't know where you are, but you don't care, you're not lost, you're exploring!)
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To: LdSentinal

“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.”


26 posted on 11/30/2007 6:10:03 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (- Attention all planets of the solar Federation--Secret plan codeword: Banana)
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To: LdSentinal

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.


27 posted on 11/30/2007 6:10:18 PM PST by jrooney (Ron Paul makes Jimmy Carter look tough and Dennis Kucinich look sane.)
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To: macamadamia

Good catch with “upmost”.


28 posted on 11/30/2007 6:13:47 PM PST by Mears
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To: LdSentinal

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.


29 posted on 11/30/2007 6:16:56 PM PST by exit82 (I believe Juanita--Hillary enabled Juanita's rapist.)
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To: pigsmith
This is not apology at all, in my opinion. "IF I've offended, then I'm sorry" just doesn't cut it.

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.

30 posted on 11/30/2007 6:18:23 PM PST by Hoodat (satan always overplays his hand)
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To: LdSentinal

At least she didn’t say Macaca!


31 posted on 11/30/2007 6:19:03 PM PST by OCC
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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


33 posted on 11/30/2007 6:24:36 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: LdSentinal

Oozing sincerity!


34 posted on 11/30/2007 6:31:44 PM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: LdSentinal
It took her 4 days to "apologize" and she did it on Friday night.

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.

35 posted on 11/30/2007 6:36:31 PM PST by Duke Nukum (He burns at the center of time and he sees the turn of the Universe.)
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To: fish hawk

upmost = utmost or did she really say upmost?


36 posted on 11/30/2007 6:39:15 PM PST by Duke Nukum (He burns at the center of time and he sees the turn of the Universe.)
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To: LdSentinal
I think we should E-mail or actually send these to her,


37 posted on 11/30/2007 6:58:16 PM PST by Foolsgold (after all we got Daschel)
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To: LdSentinal

‘Apology’ not accepted.


38 posted on 11/30/2007 7:00:40 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: fish hawk
"I do have the upmost respect for the President..."

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.

39 posted on 11/30/2007 7:01:41 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (I am Spartacus! ................Oh hell...who am I kidding? I'm Peter Griffin.)
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To: LdSentinal

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!


40 posted on 11/30/2007 7:03:02 PM PST by upchuck (Hildabeaste as Prez... unimaginable, devastating misery! She will redefine "How bad can it get?")
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To: LdSentinal
I made a bad attempt at humor...I said something stupid,

No, I watched it and it was NOT an attempt at humor, she was commenting.

Yes, it was stupid.................very stupid, profoundly unprofessional and moronic.

..............but what do you expect from a liberal bimbo

41 posted on 11/30/2007 7:04:17 PM PST by Popman (My doohickey is discombobulated)
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To: LdSentinal

Too late, monkey girl.


42 posted on 11/30/2007 7:04:17 PM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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To: LdSentinal
Oh, she apologised -- in case she offended anyone.

How about "I'm sorry." Period, full stop, done.

Her apology offends me.

43 posted on 11/30/2007 7:04:21 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Libloather

-—I said something stupid-—

You are something stupid.


44 posted on 11/30/2007 7:07:19 PM PST by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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To: LdSentinal
Her monkey youtube gaffe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HgvQgGDJuw
45 posted on 11/30/2007 7:20:42 PM PST by rawhide
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To: LdSentinal

What a racist remark!


46 posted on 11/30/2007 7:22:41 PM PST by unspun (God save us from egos -- especially our own.)
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To: LdSentinal

After viewing the apology at OP’s link, I felt she was not sincere, but it was a forced apology, which was issued right at the last minute on today’s show as a ‘Oh, by-the-way’? But who really knows but her and God?


47 posted on 11/30/2007 7:27:32 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; doug from upland

But Sir Robert, she DID want to shove her utmost apology uppermost into the President’s ...


48 posted on 11/30/2007 7:32:08 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: nutmeg; doug from upland

FYI. Apparently she issued ‘half’ an apology.


49 posted on 11/30/2007 7:36:03 PM PST by StarFan
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To: LdSentinal

Too little too late. You blew it girl.


50 posted on 11/30/2007 7:43:21 PM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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