The gang over at "Fox & Friends" is very experienced at walking back, apologizing for or addressing offensive comments made on the show, and host Brian Kilmeade got to add another one to the record books on Tuesday when he attempted to clear up some jokes he and co-host Steve Doocy made about the video of Ray Rice's assault on his then-fiancee.
"The message is, take the stairs!" Kilmeade had quipped, since the video footage of Rice knocking his future wife out and than dragging her unconscious body around was taken from an elevator. For some crazy reason, everyone took this as a cruel and callous comment, not a hilarious example of Kilmeade's sharp wit.
On Tuesday, Kilmeade told viewers that the show took these issues seriously — so seriously that he spent all of 13 seconds walking his comments back.
“Comments that were made during this story made some feel like we are taking the situation too lightly," he said. "We are not, we were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you.”