Keith Olbermann Apologizes For Scott Brown Comment: 'I Have Been A Little Over The Top Lately' (VIDEO)


Keith Olbermann apologized for his comments about Massachusetts Senator-Elect Scott Brown Friday night just one day after being called out by Jon Stewart over the remarks.

Monday night, Olbermann described Brown as "an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees."

The comment was immediately met with criticism from the right, most notably from Olbermann's own MSNBC colleague Joe Scarborough, who described the comment as "reckless."

Olbermann responded to that criticism by doubling down the next night, adding "sexist" to his litany of complaints against Brown.

But on Thursday's "Daily Show," Stewart described Olbermann's comments as "the harshest description of anyone I've ever heard uttered on MSNBC" and performed an impression of Olbermann's trademark special comments.

Friday, Olbermann played Stewart's critique in full, offered himself as a guest for "The Daily Show," and responded with an apology.

"You know what, you're right," Olbermann said to Stewart. "I have been a little over the top lately. Point taken. Sorry."


Before You Go

Popular in the Community