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Thursday, December 15, 2011

'Appalling Lack Of Judgment' :Videos- MSNBC Has Host And Anchor Apologize For Romney KKK Smear

By Susan Duclos

H/T NewsBusters who provides video of 11am hour of MSNBC anchor, Thomas Roberts, apologizing for and "appalling lack of judgment," which was "irresponsible and incendiary," after MSNBC had Chris Matthews make the very same apology with almost identical wording.

Text of the apology made by both Robert's and Matthews:

"During yesterday's 11am, we reported on a blog item that compared a phrase used by the Romney campaign to one used by the KKK in the 1920s. It was irresponsible and incendiary of us to do this and showed an appalling lack of judgment. We apologize to the Romney campaign."

Both videos below

Thomas Roberts apology:

Chris Matthews apology:

The original "news" report for which they apologized for:

THOMAS ROBERTS: So you might not hear Mitt Romney say "keep America American" anymore. That's because it was a central theme of the KKK in the 1920s. It was a rallying cry for the group's campaign of violence and intimidation against blacks, gays and Jews. The progressive blog America blog was the first to catch onto that."