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Dennis Rodman apologizes for comments on American held in North Korea: report
NBCNews ^ | 1/8/2014 | Alastair Jamieson and Erin McClam

Posted on 01/08/2014 11:21:24 PM PST by South40

Dennis Rodman is reportedly apologizing for comments he made in an interview about an American missionary held captive in North Korea for more than a year.

The former NBA star, who has cozied up to North Korea’s young dictator, made the apology through an email sent by publicist Jules Feiler, The Associated Press reported.

"I want to apologize," Rodman said in the email to AP. "I take full responsibility for my actions. It had been a very stressful day. Some of my teammates were leaving because of pressure from their families and business associates. My dreams of basketball diplomacy was quickly falling apart. I had been drinking. It's not an excuse but by the time the interview happened I was upset. I was overwhelmed. It's not an excuse, it's just the truth."

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He made his comments in front of international media cameras but offers this weak apology via email? Coward.
1 posted on 01/08/2014 11:21:24 PM PST by South40
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To: South40

He is legitimizing a terror state, he should be made to feel real shame


2 posted on 01/08/2014 11:24:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: South40

Being drunk and appearing before the international media shows how reckless this guy is. But I guess we knew that already.


3 posted on 01/08/2014 11:27:08 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: GeronL

the guy is a clown freak . I have to convince myself that he is actually a human being . It must be so strange to be the zoo pet of Kim Jong Un


4 posted on 01/08/2014 11:28:16 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: South40

Let’s not be too hard on the freak show. Maybe he should spend some quiet time with those nice little North Korean doggies? I hear they like people!


5 posted on 01/08/2014 11:28:34 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: South40

Who cares about this freak!


6 posted on 01/08/2014 11:31:01 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: LeoWindhorse

bump

He is the court jester


7 posted on 01/08/2014 11:34:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: DakotaGator

North Koreans and Chinese investors watch as the NK basketball team defeat the American team.

He is probably saying something like "Did you see that freak show move? He was faster hitting on the servants at dinner last night"

8 posted on 01/08/2014 11:37:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Except that there’s evidence that the Jester’s job was to mock the court. Rodman’s pretty much doing everything *but* mocking his host.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 11:39:32 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: GeronL; South40

After some of the other appointments Mr. Obama has made, it would not surprise me if Mr. Rodman is our first ambassador to the DPRK (”North Korea”) in the near future.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 11:45:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
".....It must be so strange to be the zoo pet of Kim Jong Un..." That says it perfectly! Bravo!..
11 posted on 01/08/2014 11:47:42 PM PST by caww
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To: South40

Anyone that would associate with this guy after this is a moron and that goes double for his ‘publicist’ Jules Feiler.

There’s certain stuff you just don’t do and I hope Ratfink-Rodman finds this out the hard way.... The very hardest way possible.


12 posted on 01/08/2014 11:48:12 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: South40

Probably will get the presidential medal of freedom from O when he returns.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 12:02:27 AM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: caww

I had forgotten just how quantum-leap kind of freaky this guy can be when he’s allowed to do things his way. The other team members are just as big of fools and traitors as Rodman. No compassion for the captive American at all. Next year, expect to see him playing basketball for Mugabe’s Troops, maybe cracking jokes about those crazy Kenyans, seeing how we have our own Crazy Kenyan in the White House until eviction.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 12:14:14 AM PST by lee martell
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To: South40

I though Rodman & his fifteen minutes of fame was over.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 12:32:15 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: South40

I though Rodman & his fifteen minutes of fame was over.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 12:33:16 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: South40

He’s in way over his head.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 12:35:25 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Republican1795.

Rodman’s 15 minutes were over when he left the Bulls back in 1998.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 12:40:20 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

To my Free Republic Bruthas——

Its all about getting paid!!!
This super freak Rodman isn’t in North Korea for nothing nor are are the NBA washouts he took along with him. They are being paid a few hundred thousand (or what have you) by the Nork regime... Kim il Un or whatever his name is


19 posted on 01/09/2014 12:50:36 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: LeoWindhorse; South40; The Cajun; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW
LOLOLOLOL.
You're right, LeoWindhorse!
He is the "zoo pet" of Kim Jong Un!



20 posted on 01/09/2014 1:04:22 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: lee martell
Dennis Rodman is beyond strange...he's a sic-oo big time!


21 posted on 01/09/2014 1:10:10 AM PST by caww
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To: South40

Bet he’s got a tattoo right above his butt dedicated to Kim Jum Un that says “enter here for the ride of your life”


22 posted on 01/09/2014 1:12:07 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: caww
Nothing of the above is a sick and demented as this!


23 posted on 01/09/2014 1:16:43 AM PST by caww
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To: caww

He or IT must be rife with disease.


24 posted on 01/09/2014 1:20:05 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: caww

If Dennis let’s the public see him like this, then just allow yourself for five seconds to privately imagine the things even HE wont allow us to view. I doubt if the craziness stops completely after the pictures are snapped. It does boggle the mind, now doesn’t it?
What must his son’s think, though I suppose they’re used to Wacked-Out Daddy-O by now. There is no one he seems to listen to, except maybe his supplier of Johnny Walker Red, and Black. Jane Fonda, meet your Gaudy Black Son!


25 posted on 01/09/2014 1:37:13 AM PST by lee martell
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To: fortheDeclaration

zackly


26 posted on 01/09/2014 1:46:22 AM PST by jimsin
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To: South40

Correction: He was over with Detroit in ‘93


27 posted on 01/09/2014 1:50:22 AM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: South40

He’s a drugged-up, self-mutilating Super Freak as stupid as they come.


28 posted on 01/09/2014 2:14:24 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: South40

Deputy Secretary of State Dennis Rodman is John Kerry’s greatest asset.


29 posted on 01/09/2014 2:20:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: redshawk

Rodman collected three championship rings with the Bulls (1996, 1997, 1998). Then it was over.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 2:31:00 AM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

He was over mentally man, mentally. He fried his brain in Detroit.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 2:33:55 AM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: South40

“It had been a very stressful day [said Rodman]”

I’m thinking Kenneth Bae’s day was worse, you jackwagon.


32 posted on 01/09/2014 3:29:50 AM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: South40

Burn in hell rodman... you are no longer an American in the eyes of real Americans. You need to be stripped of citizenship and banned from our soil.


33 posted on 01/09/2014 3:58:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: caww; All

Did anyone else see the pistachio commercial? t featured Rodman in green hair and then it pans out to show someone hitting a big red button. Rodman blows up and then we see a likeness of Kim laughing as a cracked nut drops on the chair where the explosion was.

I was laughing more at the cracked nut than I was about him being blown up by Kim.


34 posted on 01/09/2014 4:16:50 AM PST by mazda77
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To: mazda77

all the ads have been taken off you tube, anybody got a link to the pistachio commercial


35 posted on 01/09/2014 4:47:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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http://www.aol.com/article/2014/01/09/dennis-rodman-sorry-for-kenneth-bae-comments-admits-he-had-been/20804276/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chp-desktop%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D428290#!slide=2141057

“I want to first apologize to Kenneth Bae’s family. I want to apologize to my
teammates and my management team. I also want to apologize to Chris Cuomo. I
embarrassed a lot of people. I’m very sorry. At this point I should know
better than to make political statements. I’m truly sorry.”

end snip


36 posted on 01/09/2014 5:08:03 AM PST by deport
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To: South40

If he is in NK, he better play the game.

Ric Flair’s comments about NK were spot-on when he did a match there long ago. He was worried he’d be staying forever if he said the wrong thing.


37 posted on 01/09/2014 5:13:50 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: GeronL

I’m sure the Korean team was under win or die orders and the has-been US team probably took it easy on them.


38 posted on 01/09/2014 5:56:08 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: South40

Bad news, Dennis. When you’re rested and sober, you’re still an idiot.


39 posted on 01/09/2014 5:58:49 AM PST by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: South40

F U D R


40 posted on 01/09/2014 6:00:01 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: yldstrk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYePFQs2j8U


41 posted on 01/09/2014 1:58:26 PM PST by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Rio

Thank you


42 posted on 01/09/2014 4:24:56 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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