MSNBC’s Ed Schultz apologized for airing a part of Texas governor Rick Perry’s comments out of context, Mediaite reported.
Schultz singled out a comment by Perry on the “‘black cloud’ over America.” As Mediaite explained, that out-of-context statement could be interpreted as a racist statement, but in fact Perry was “clearly referencing the national debt.”
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Schultz apologized Aug. 16 and aired the “clip in full” of Perry’s comments, according to Mediaite.
His apology stated: “We did not present the full context of those statements and we should’ve… it was a mistake and we regret the error.”