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Public Radio Publicist Apologizes For Controversial Remarks About Limbaugh
NPR Blog ^ | July 21, 2010 | David Gura

Posted on 07/21/2010 12:30:13 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

This morning, The Daily Caller posted a story about an email message radio publicist Sarah Spitz reportedly sent to Journolist, a now-defunct listserv.

"If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond?" The Daily Caller article began. "As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would."

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I made poorly considered remarks about Rush Limbaugh to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account. As a publicist, I realize more than anyone that is no excuse for irresponsible behavior. I apologize to anyone I may have offended and I regret these comments greatly; they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.

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1 posted on 07/21/2010 12:30:23 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s always enlightening when a liberal looter says what they really believe, isn’t it?


2 posted on 07/21/2010 12:32:38 PM PDT by flying_bullet (El Conservo tribe member)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So are we to assume she judges every situation on a case-by-case basis? God has a great sense of humor. She should make sure she is healthy.


3 posted on 07/21/2010 12:32:46 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The digital age is a b*tch, isn’t it? lol


4 posted on 07/21/2010 12:33:14 PM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sniveling BE-OTCH.


5 posted on 07/21/2010 12:33:19 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: flying_bullet

Yeah, and they think an apology makes everything right Or left again....


6 posted on 07/21/2010 12:33:23 PM PDT by b4its2late (Losing a wife can be hard. In my case it was almost impossible.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I apologize (to anyone I may have offended)”

arrrgh
I hate non-apology apologies


7 posted on 07/21/2010 12:33:22 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sorry. Insincere ... and she did not really apologize TO Rush. She’s having to apologize because she got caught, NOT because the realized the error of her ways.


8 posted on 07/21/2010 12:33:47 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I’m sorry I got caught.”


9 posted on 07/21/2010 12:33:58 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: huldah1776

She’s lying about her values. This woman would stab anyone in the back for the slightest advantage.


11 posted on 07/21/2010 12:34:32 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
She's only sorry that she was exposed as the slimy liberal that she is. What a mealymouthed “apology”. Go spew your idiocy to someone who cares, loser.
12 posted on 07/21/2010 12:34:36 PM PDT by JPG (This space for rent. Cash only.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account

TRANSLATION...

I am not really sorry at all, I am mad that I have been exposed.

13 posted on 07/21/2010 12:34:54 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Photo needed to judge guilt or innocence....


14 posted on 07/21/2010 12:35:11 PM PDT by dennisw (History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid - Gen Eisenhower)
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I guess they believe their hate is ok because they only express their bigotry in private???


15 posted on 07/21/2010 12:35:26 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Sorry, you caught me Pictures, Images and Photos
16 posted on 07/21/2010 12:35:46 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I apologize to anyone I may have offended

But of course, no particular person will get that apology...

17 posted on 07/21/2010 12:36:24 PM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
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To: silverleaf
I made poorly considered remarks about Rush Limbaugh to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account.

She needs to take a page from the Sherrod response and add that the email exerpt excluded the breadth of the story

18 posted on 07/21/2010 12:36:55 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

So when is someone at NPR getting fired? Isn’t this what they require for anyone else making mistakes? They demand a sacrificial lamb from everyone else—where’s theirs?


19 posted on 07/21/2010 12:37:36 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Its not only Rush she needs to apologize to. She needs to apologize to the American public for misleading and lying to us.


20 posted on 07/21/2010 12:37:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I regret these comments greatly; they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.

Here - have a smoke.




21 posted on 07/21/2010 12:38:00 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: frithguild

Obama needs to summon Rush and her to the Rose Garden for a beer.


22 posted on 07/21/2010 12:38:35 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: ICE-FLYER
to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account

TRANSLATION...

I am not really sorry at all, I am mad that I have been exposed.

Agreed. The fact that she had to point out it was private discussion underscore that she still privately wishes Rush would die a horrible death.

Liberals are just soooooooooooooooooooo tolerant, eh?

23 posted on 07/21/2010 12:38:49 PM PDT by kromike
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To: cripplecreek

She doesn’t work for NPR. She works for a local radio station and helps produces a show that is picked up by some NPR stations.


24 posted on 07/21/2010 12:39:06 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I apologize to anyone I may have offended (except Limbaugh) and I regret these comments greatly; they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.

Fixed it.

25 posted on 07/21/2010 12:39:06 PM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: flying_bullet

Yes, you get a peek at their heart, don’t you.


26 posted on 07/21/2010 12:39:06 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Uggghh-it really is. Every time I think of running for public office, I remember things I have written on this forum that could haunt me if they were taken out of context.


27 posted on 07/21/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT by MattinNJ (NJ's new slogan. Garrett and Christie. Perfect together.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not good enough. I want her FIRED!!I don’t want my taxdollars going to pay for someone like that. Here is the addy if anyone wants to call and demand her resignation:

http://www.kcrw.com/about/contact/contact_main

http://help.npr.org/npr/includes/customer/npr/custforms/contactus.aspx


28 posted on 07/21/2010 12:39:45 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She is simply a liar. She meant every word she said in that email; sad and stupid as it may be.


29 posted on 07/21/2010 12:40:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; freekitty; oswegodeee; Clintonfatigued; justiceseeker93; ZULU; GailA; ...

In my opinion, the only regret here is that they were “found out.” Same goes for Elitist politicians and the MSM who are doing their utmost to destroy our country. Exposure is all they fear and power is their God.


30 posted on 07/21/2010 12:40:34 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
. . .they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.

Yes, they do. You thought you were on a "private" e-mail exchange, and so you showed your true colors.

Sarah, you're a disgusting piece of human filth. And I don't care WHO publicizes that comment.

31 posted on 07/21/2010 12:41:02 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s still a ‘public radio’ station, which means it is supported with tax dollars. I think the cow should be fired.


32 posted on 07/21/2010 12:41:17 PM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

True


33 posted on 07/21/2010 12:41:46 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life."

They reflect the kind of person you are - evil, nasty, and worthless.

34 posted on 07/21/2010 12:43:06 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: WKUHilltopper
So when is someone at NPR getting fired?

She is essentially a government employee. As Ms. Sherrod says 'Have you ever seen government employees lose their jobs?'

35 posted on 07/21/2010 12:43:24 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Translation: “I wish I had not been caught.”


36 posted on 07/21/2010 12:43:26 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

JournoList: 65 Names Confirmed (so far ...)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2556647/posts


37 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:02 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.

Yes they do.

38 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:24 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Please excuse us for accidently revealing ourselves to be the intolerant, hateful, anti-American blood-thirsty bastards we have been all along. And she doesn’t work for us, anyway.”


39 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:24 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Just for the record, some of us recall the following joke that made the rounds about 15 years ago. Here’s one version:


Imagine that you are a press photographer on assignment, covering a terrible flood.

You’re at the edge of a raging river, and you hear calls for help. When you investigate, you find Hillary Clinton clinging desperately to a branch in the water near the edge.

You have the opportunity to offer a stronger branch and pull her to safety, or to take a Pulitzer-prize-winning photograph of her drowning.

Your moral choice: Do you go for f-stop or shutter speed?


40 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:29 PM PDT by Erasmus (Personal goal: Have a bigger carbon footprint than Tony Robbins.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, that was a pretty tepid apology to Rush and his 20,000,000+ listeners many of whom were appalled at the comment, and as conservatives, would be regardless the object of her murderous vitriol.

And yes, what she suggested that she would do is murder. That’s a real Joe Stalin/Pol Pot/Adolph Hitler attitude. Just kill ‘em if they don’t agree with you.


41 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:54 PM PDT by TheOldLady (Tagline at the cleaners.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I apologize to anyone I may have offended and I regret these comments greatly; they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.

Who is offended or even surprised? The word Offended doesn't even begin to describe it. I take these attacks on Rush, Mark Levin, Matt Drudge and Ann Coulter as attacks on me, my family and the American way of life. These non-apology apologies are just part of the game book of the statist scum. I will seek to destroy them. Politically speaking of course. No apology will be offered.

42 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:56 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>I made poorly considered remarks about Rush Limbaugh to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account. As a publicist, I realize more than anyone that is no excuse for irresponsible behavior. I apologize to anyone I may have offended and I regret these comments greatly; they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.<<

Horse hockey! She knew EXACTLY what she was saying, and to whom. I don’t accept her “apology”, because it Normal people are offended because she is an unrepentant bigot.


43 posted on 07/21/2010 12:45:09 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Apologize???...Yeah...Sure...
44 posted on 07/21/2010 12:46:07 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: flying_bullet

The real truth is she would just keep texting on her phone and step right over the body of anyone!


45 posted on 07/21/2010 12:46:27 PM PDT by Dem Guard (Throw the trash out on November 2nd!)
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To: silverleaf
I apologize (to anyone I may have offended)”

Except Rush, of course.

46 posted on 07/21/2010 12:47:32 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Yeah, Not only is it a non-apology, it also points out that she only said what she said because "what I believed was a private email discussion group" Which means she still believes what she said and would say it again in private.

Allow me to employ my liberal to conservative translator: "I sent my email to the wrong place. It makes me look bad. I'm sorry you are all so stupid that I have to pretend to apologize. Can I go now?"

47 posted on 07/21/2010 12:48:00 PM PDT by The Enlightener (Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes. . .)
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To: flying_bullet

“It’s always enlightening when a liberal looter says what they really believe, isn’t it?”

You can bet that the only thing that this low life piece of crap is “sorry for” is the fact that her comments went public.

I guess that the thing that really frosts me is that NPR is (1) constantly begging that we help support their “quality” broadcasting, yet (2) they are first in line to grab those tax dollars that we the people are forced to cough up.

I have gotten to the point where my contempt and loathing of libtards is only surpassed by my love of God, Guns and Country.

Best that one (or any) of those idiots stay the hell out of my way, come election day.


48 posted on 07/21/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: Cboldt
“I’m sorry I got caught.”

You hit it. That is the sum and substance of every liberal "apology."

49 posted on 07/21/2010 12:48:14 PM PDT by hometoroost (McCain is a Ron and Nancy Republican: Campaigns like Reagan, governs like Pelosi)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe some day she will be clutching her heart and no one will help.


50 posted on 07/21/2010 12:48:44 PM PDT by windcliff
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