CNN’s Roberts Apologizes to Lamont for ‘Al Qaeda’ Remark
Posted on Aug 15, 2006
The “Headline News” anchor set the record straight and admitted to Lamont that no one had called him “the Al Qaeda candidate.”
Kudos to Chuck Roberts for making the honorable admission.
Earlier: Arianna Huffington denounces Roberts’ slur
Chuck Roberts on CNN Headline News, interviewing Ned Lamont, just apologized for these comments by saying this:
You know, I owe you an apology. Last week, I led into an interview with a guest analyst and really botched the set-up. The guest had wanted to discuss the Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman statements suggesting that terror groups—Al Qaeda types, to use Cheney’s words—would be buoyed by your win, but I posed it badly, stupidly ad-libbing about “some saying Lamont is the Al-Qaeda candidate.” No one, in fact, used that construction. Anyway, I wanted to correct the record, and I’m glad we had this chance to do it. Now, let’s get to the insinuations that were lobbed…