Michael Vick‘s first comments since pleading guilty to dogfighting charges could not have come at a worse time for MSNBC. The cable network is covering the two-day Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum headlined by Lance Armstrong. At 11:34amET Chris Matthews and Armstrong were in the middle of questioning Sen. Hillary Clinton, when Vick appeared.
CNN and FNC took Vick’s comments live which included “dogfighting is a terrible thing and I reject it.” Vick accepted “responsibility for his actions” and he also found relgion. “Through the situation I found Jesus.”
Back to the coverage, and this question: would MSNBC have stayed with the forum if former Sen. Mike Gravel, and not the Democratic front-runner, were the candidate being questioned?
>Update: At NoonET MSNBC is replaying the Vick apology.