Seven nights. Far as we know, this is a new world record for fastest apology required by a new host of a cable news network show.
TheBlaze.com has details of Lawrence O’Donnell’s apoplectic apology:
A comment made during a Tuesday evening broadcast has attracted some unhealthy attention to MSNBC’s newest prime time host, Lawrence O’Donnell. In scripted comments about RNC Chairman Michael Steele “dancing as fast as he can” for his “master, the Republican National Committee,” O’Donnell straddled the line of political correctness and needlessly characterized Steele, an African-American, as a kind of slave.
In response, Steele reportedly phoned O’Donnell Wednesday, demanding an apology, which he received as the MSNBC retracted his remarks Wednesday evening:
Of course, MSNBC has so few viewers that O’Donnell could have called each of them to make a personal apology and still had enough time left over for his manicure before the show.