Barbara Walters read Rush’s statement, and then asked Fluke if he had called her personally to apologize. She said he hadn’t yet, and that she preferred if he didn’t contact her personally. She also said that she wasn’t taking his apology very seriously, as it seemed prompted by the loss of sponsors rather than sincere regret on Rush’s part. She also called out other political commentators like Glenn Beck for using similar language, saying this controversy was “not one person who went crazy…[but at] segment of political commentators who think this is acceptable. She also urged people who were curious about the controversy to visit Media Matters, who she praised for their coverage.
One thing is certain, she is a fame-hungry media whore.
• Ed Schultz’s show Thursday March 1
• Today Show Friday March 2
• Andrea Mitchell’s show Friday, March 2
• CBS News Friday, March 2
• CNN—Dana Bash interview March 2
• Hardball- MSNBC March 2
• “The View” today