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Keith Olbermann Apologizes To Sen. Vitter’s Wife, Viewers

olbermann_7.24.jpgLast night, Keith Olbermann apologized for “a series of unfortunate and inappropriate terms” which aired on Countdown last week, on a night he was not hosting the show. FishbowlNY recaps the story.

Olbermann said, “there was no justification for such a segment about what a woman, a victim of her husband’s inappropriate behavior was wearing in public… so to Mrs. Vitter and to you, the viewer, I once again apologize.”

Click continued to read the transcript…


Keith Olbermann:
One additional political note, we owe an apology for something that happened on this newscast on a night I was off last week and we offer it fully and unreservedly. It is to Mrs. Wendy Vitter, wife of the senator from Louisiana who has been caught up in the DC madam scandal. Last Tuesday this program aired a segment about her attire and her demeanor at their joint news conference. Not only was a series of unfortunate and inappropriate terms used, there was no justification for such a segment about what a woman, a victim of her husband`s inappropriate behavior was wearing in public. The story should not have aired, it should not have been couched in the terms used, it should not have happened, and it won`t happen again. So to Mrs. Vitter and to you, the viewer, I once again apologize.

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