That was fast: Erin Burnett apologizes for calling Bush a monkey

posted at 7:30 pm on November 30, 2007 by Allahpundit

It’s the evident sincerity of it that most impresses me, coming as it does a mere five days after it happened but only hours after Fark alerted the world to the fact. I wonder to which MSNBC functionary it fell to take her aside today and have “the talk.”

Or perhaps I’m being cynical. Perhaps she did it … for love.

Exit question: Would it really be problematic if, say, Julie Banderas started referring routinely to the president as “the Bushitler”? Dude, I’m thinking — no.

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That is newsworthy in one respect.

It’s the first apology ever made on Hardball.

Chrissy, care to step up to the plate yourself?

fogw on November 30, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Julia Banderas? Meh.

VolMagic on November 30, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Too late. Not only is it 5 days after the fact … it calls into question her judgement.

darwin on November 30, 2007 at 7:36 PM

It must be a women thing? Whenever I have been in “the right” when my wife and I have an argument, and she apologizes, it always feels far worse than if I would have just said, “You’re right.” I have that same feeling watching this clip.

Weight of Glory on November 30, 2007 at 7:38 PM

Just waiting for the nudes now.

Rode Werk on November 30, 2007 at 7:40 PM

Julie Banderas can say whatever the hell she likes.

She can say Lou Holtz talks like a drooling veg.

She can say Ben Roethlisberger is a terrible QB.

She can say Pittsburgh is a shithole.

She can say the Tampa Bay Bucs are the best football team ever.

She can say the Rubik’s cube is a meaningless pursuit.

She can say whatever her cute little heart desires.

Cuz she is so friggin hot it defies nature and physics.

benrand on November 30, 2007 at 7:41 PM

She can say Ben Roethlisberger is a terrible QB.

She would be right.

EnochCain on November 30, 2007 at 7:44 PM

Cuz she is so friggin hot it defies nature and physics.

It really does. I think she might be CGI.

Allahpundit on November 30, 2007 at 7:44 PM

She can say Pittsburgh is a shithole.

benrand on November 30, 2007 at 7:41 PM

Yeah, but who hasn’t said that?

Hollowpoint on November 30, 2007 at 7:48 PM

She apologizes for calling President
Bush,”A Monkey”, apparently,you see
clearer,and think better,as the more
time passes, from last time, you drank
the koolaid.(sarc.)ha

canopfor on November 30, 2007 at 7:49 PM

So that is it..screw her. Howard Cosell is rolling in his GRAVE.

tomas on November 30, 2007 at 7:49 PM

I just finished listening to the earlier clip for the first time, and like that guy on with her who looks like Chandler from “Friends,” I must admit I have no idea what the hell Erin said anyway….

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2007 at 7:50 PM

Why does every apology include the obligatory “if I offended anyone” comment. Seems to me the proper way is to say…..it was wrong and I’m sorry. Period, end of statement.

hpk1942 on November 30, 2007 at 7:50 PM

Julie’s on right now, and my wife put on Oprah. There is no God.

They have some dude on there they claim is Kenny Rogers, and he apparently had his face removed and replaced with someone else’s.

JammieWearingFool on November 30, 2007 at 7:52 PM

Did anyone catch Banderas’ outfit on the Fox Report? I’m not watching (nor do I usually) but I did catch the beginning.

RightWinged on November 30, 2007 at 7:53 PM

She can say Pittsburgh Tampa is a shithole.

fixed.

jaime on November 30, 2007 at 7:53 PM

It is good to be a man, when I appologize I don’t have to include disclaimers. Hi, I was stupid for what I did, I am sorry.

What’s with “I appologize if I offended anyone.”? And she doesn’t even say why she is appologizing.

Typical liberal appology.

Rode Werk on November 30, 2007 at 7:55 PM

She’s hot. I forgive her unconditionally. Anyone who doesn’t is gay.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2007 at 7:56 PM

Bull f’n sh1t. She should try applying for some indy movies. That’s some damn good acting. There’s no way she’s sorry after the way she spoke about him. (Particularly the tone she used). Well, at least not about calling him a monkey. She’s just genuinely scared sh1tless about almost losing her job over this little slip of the mask.

AlexB on November 30, 2007 at 7:57 PM

Julia Banderas? Meh.

VolMagic on November 30, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Yeah, Julia Banderas probably is “meh.”

ScottMcC on November 30, 2007 at 7:58 PM

I forgive her unconditionally. Anyone who doesn’t is gay.

Yeah, I’m ashamed to say I feel the same way.

Also: Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

Allahpundit on November 30, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Ohhhh…she’s such a monkey…ohhhh…llloook at the monkey.

tomas on November 30, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

There are some things that, if I discovered about her, would remove all attractiveness in my mind.

MadisonConservative on November 30, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

You know the old saying: For every beautiful woman there’s a guy who’s sick of her shit.

jaime on November 30, 2007 at 8:04 PM

It’s the evident sincerity of it that most impresses me, coming as it does a mere five days after it happened but only hours after Fark alerted the world to the fact.

AllahPundit

Come for all the news that conservatives need. Stay for the absolutely unparalleled snarkiness. You are the King.

Jaibones on November 30, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Y’know, Erin Burnett’s apology five days after the fact was so heartfelt and sincere that she wrote it out and looked down five times to read her sincere and heartfelt apology.

Dats hun’ded pa-cent class, mein froinds!

ScottMcC on November 30, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Also: Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

Does James Brolin count?

JammieWearingFool on November 30, 2007 at 8:05 PM

This is what comes from the arrogance of power and listening to a bunch of married middle aged school boys tell you how great you are every night.
Being brought down a couple of notches will do her some good. The Katie Couric Award goes to…….

RobCon on November 30, 2007 at 8:06 PM

I don’t care what she looks like.

What she said irritated the hell out of me.

She needs…a good…spanking…yes…a spanking.

Scoreboard44 on November 30, 2007 at 8:07 PM

Julie is magic, Erin … not so much. And her insincerity dripped some goo on my monitor. She apologizes if her poor attempt at humor offended anyone, ’cause she has the utmost respect for the Presidency.

Someone needs to copyright that crap; I’ve heard it so many times I can’t believe there hasn’t been a lawsuit.

Jaibones on November 30, 2007 at 8:07 PM

A good…firm…spanking.

Heh.

Scoreboard44 on November 30, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Congratulations. New media takes another old media scalp.

RobCon on November 30, 2007 at 8:09 PM

Hot Air has been putting a lot of attractive women on the page lately…trying out that whole ‘sex sells’ thing?

I don’t know if the vagina monster article helped in that regard…

tlynch001 on November 30, 2007 at 8:13 PM

It is a good thing she did not say that about Bill.

Can you prove that your sorry, honey?

RobCon on November 30, 2007 at 8:15 PM

I love how she apologizes but doesn’t mention what she said that she’s now apologizing for.

Afterimage on November 30, 2007 at 8:17 PM

Also: Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

JB’s hotness is the very litmus of heterosexuality.

P.S…. did Erin have to endure another round of Chrissy’s “come closer”creepiness as penance?

Kid from Brooklyn on November 30, 2007 at 8:21 PM

Monkey are smarter than female dogs.

SouthernGent on November 30, 2007 at 8:21 PM

She has nothing to apoligize for. Ever.

Alex K on November 30, 2007 at 8:22 PM

JB’s hotness is the very litmus of heterosexuality.

I don’t know about that. I think even a gay guy who doesn’t find her hot is sort of weird. Or just lying or something.

I mean, she basically is a freak of nature.

Alex K on November 30, 2007 at 8:24 PM

Does James Brolin count?

JammieWearingFool on November 30, 2007 at 8:05 PM

No.

ScottMcC on November 30, 2007 at 8:25 PM

Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

It’s not that she’s unattractive.
It’s that Alpha males immediately recognize her attitudinal bi-polarity towards – The Richard.
Alphas have no pathological need to joust with a woman’s Daddy issues.
We exploit the weakness and move on.
The beta male is in turn utilized by the Banderas types until she can find an Alpha willing to tryst with her.
And so on.
Of course, Love trips up everyone.

BTW wrt her appearance – whenever she turns to Sidekick Bill it is clear she has No Chin and a Wattle. An attractive woman surely but GoGoGomez is levels above in looks and Fun Factor.

Stephen M on November 30, 2007 at 8:34 PM

She can say Pittsburgh is a shithole.

to which I can attest, for I live in said $hithole

mrfixit on November 30, 2007 at 8:35 PM

The beta male is in turn utilized by the Banderas types until she can find an Alpha willing to tryst with her.

In this there is much truth, although I think JB has attained a level of ultimate hotness such that she doesn’t deal with beta males at all. She utilizes lower-level alphas while seeking out high-level alphas.

Allahpundit on November 30, 2007 at 8:35 PM

Scr*w you too !

SIJ6141 on November 30, 2007 at 8:36 PM

hmmmmmmmm awaiting moderation for something copied from someone elses previous comment……

mrfixit on November 30, 2007 at 8:36 PM

Shadenfreude Baby. Eat – That – Crow

RobCon on November 30, 2007 at 8:38 PM

Also: Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

Allahpundit on November 30, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Definitely attractive, but to me not the prettiest Fox babe. Individual taste is interesting. Maybe something about the shape of her face touches some remote memory for you.

mikeyboss on November 30, 2007 at 8:46 PM

I’m not that impressed with her (JB). She’s physically attractive, sure. But there’s more to a woman’s total attractiveness than just appearance. Then again, I’ve only ever seen still pictures. How someone carries themself is also very important. Ellen Barkin was not that physically attractive in the Big Easy, but damned hot. Though I think she’s moonbattish, which also leads to some deducted points.

TABoLK on November 30, 2007 at 8:47 PM

Exit question: Would it really be problematic if, say, Julie Banderas started referring routinely to the president as “the Bushitler”? Dude, I’m thinking — no.

She’s not that scrumpsious. . . After watching her
and the Model ( Bill Hammer ) slobbering for the camera
and just going stupid over Michael Vicks ( Could have been someone else. I don’t recall) I had to turn them both OFF……

Texyank on November 30, 2007 at 8:58 PM

I think it is great that she apologized without actually saying it again. She gets a lot of respect from me for that. I especially appreciate that she did it on Matthews’ show. Well done.

ThackerAgency on November 30, 2007 at 9:20 PM

Sorry, bimbette, but no one believes you.

Warner Todd Huston on November 30, 2007 at 9:22 PM

Also: Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

Allahpundit on November 30, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Smokin is the word my friend. But while we are on the subject of “Her Hottness”, did I hear right on Red Eye the other night? Is she pregnant?

conservnut on November 30, 2007 at 9:26 PM

Is she pregnant?

I hear they know what causes that now.

mikeyboss on November 30, 2007 at 9:32 PM

Well, she has either learned that it is way too easy to say something stupid you don’t actually mean in order to sound cool (I can, regrettably, confirm this to be true), OR that if you are going to apologize you better try to make it at least sound sincere.

Since she included the “if anyone was offended” crap in there, I kinda got the idea that it was the latter, despite wanting to believe the opposite.

She probably hasn’t yet figured out that the people who agree with her were not the ones offended, so the “if anyone” part didn’t really cut her any slack. Common LLL mistake.

drunyan8315 on November 30, 2007 at 9:33 PM

Last year my wife and I made a little trip to NYC and one night as we left a little restaurant by 30 Rock and heading to Times Square when we found ourselves walking by the Fox News studios. Julie Banderas was behind the windows doing the late night report. I just stood there……………….Mesmerized……………………………For a long time.

The next morning, we went back down there to be one of the idiots that stand outside the windows and wave during Fox & Friends. And I saw Kiran Chetry. I just stood there……………….Mesmerized……………………………For a long time.

conservnut on November 30, 2007 at 9:42 PM

Know where thy bread is buttered.

Kini on November 30, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Erin Burnett is a rude, empty headed twit. Her looks do not make up for her idiotic comment.

Julie Banderas is extremely attractive, as is Kiran Chetry.

Zorro on November 30, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

Allahpundit on November 30, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Mmm. Julie Banderas. Chewy…

And Erin Burnett was in CYA mode in that clip.

eanax on November 30, 2007 at 10:16 PM

Cuz she is so friggin hot it defies nature and physics.

It really does. I think she might be CGI.

Allahpundit on November 30, 2007 at 7:44 PM

In the first seconds after the big bang everything was really hot. Just when things started cooling off a bit, Julie was born.

BacaDog on November 30, 2007 at 10:17 PM

All that pillow talk with The Tack Olbermann is spouting out. Olby must talk in his sleep.

roninacreage on November 30, 2007 at 10:23 PM

THAT was sincere. Now all the conservatives are going to say, “She apologized and we need to accept her apology.”

BS. BS. Again the foul leftist press gets away with something ten times worse then what a conservative would be crucified for. Every conservative who lets her get away with this will have on their hands the blood of the next conservative persecuted for nothing.

peacenprosperity on November 30, 2007 at 10:30 PM

She apologizes for calling President
Bush,”

No she didn’t. She apologized if anyone was offended. A condescending liberal trick.

peacenprosperity on November 30, 2007 at 10:32 PM

Julie Banderas can call ME BushHitler if she wants.

As long as she calls me…..

Always Right on November 30, 2007 at 10:47 PM

Too little, too late.

sinsing on November 30, 2007 at 10:53 PM

I am in love with Julie Banderas. She is beautiful and I suspect a conservative. Even though she is a liberal (but not a moon bat) I also love Kirsten Powers.

Hilts on November 30, 2007 at 10:57 PM

Maybe something about the shape of her face touches some remote memory for you.

mikeyboss on November 30, 2007 at 8:46 PM

Yea. Miss January 1976.

BacaDog on November 30, 2007 at 11:18 PM

I don’t care if she likes Bush or not. But with a comment like that, she’s obviously a big low-class Lib at heart.

She just didn’t mean to say it (what she really thinks) outloud. Simple as that.

nottakingsides on November 30, 2007 at 11:29 PM

Also: Do straight guys exist who seriously don’t find Julie Banderas attractive? Seriously?

She’s attractive, certainly, but my heart belongs to Laurie Dhue; I want to climb her like the Alps.

Kensington on November 30, 2007 at 11:43 PM

Jamie Colby makes me feel funny, too. Gah.

Kensington on November 30, 2007 at 11:44 PM

I still wouldn’t mind banging having a deep, meaningul, self-gratifying relationship with her.

awake on November 30, 2007 at 11:57 PM

First Freude, then Schaden, and still a Dummkopf.

Entelechy on December 1, 2007 at 12:06 AM

OK — total disclaimer. I’m a faggot… but I do know a beautiful woman when I see one, and I am sorry… Julie Banderas doesn’t come close. To me, she looks like what my friends and I refer to as “TMU” (true mileage unknown). Now someone mentioned Kieran Chetry earlier… that woman is flawless.

D2Boston on December 1, 2007 at 12:15 AM

As far as attractive women on TV goes, I’m partial to Melissa Theuriau, the French news reader. I can only understand a little bit of what she’s saying, but that’s OK.

Big S on December 1, 2007 at 1:12 AM

“…and although historians are divided on exactly how it was originally derailed from its original topic, the thread soon became known as ‘The Most Awesome HotAir Thread In The Annals Of Awesomekind’ to all who read it.”

ScottMcC on December 1, 2007 at 1:18 AM

Laurie Dhue is original hawt. Lynne Russell has the greatest smirk EVER!

I love when AP hijacks his own thread!

Rode Werk on December 1, 2007 at 1:42 AM

I hope he has a great weekend?? Or hope he gets news of 30 more suicide bombings?

malkinmania on December 1, 2007 at 6:16 AM

You know the old saying: For every beautiful woman there’s a guy who’s sick of her sh*t.

jaime on November 30, 2007 at 8:04 PM

Again, as with the Pickler thread, I would love to have the opportunity to get sick of her sh*t.

James on December 1, 2007 at 6:52 AM

Julie Banderas, that is…not Erin Burnett. Burnett I find merely attractive.

James on December 1, 2007 at 6:53 AM

I love when AP hijacks his own thread!

Rode Werk on December 1, 2007 at 1:42 AM

Heh.

There was too little debate on the original issue, so he went with the hawt.

Jaibones on December 1, 2007 at 7:51 AM

I guess the biggest insult we can hand this.. bleep ..
is too talk about her looks.

RobCon on December 1, 2007 at 8:07 AM

Kieran Chetry is flawless….and she is a real woman Erin,
not a little girl. Grow up!
Also notice how her “pals” on-air put emphasis on her
dumb remark which led to her spanking by management.
They are laughing at
you Erin, especially the women you work with.

RobCon on December 1, 2007 at 8:10 AM

Geez, she’s on Chrissie’s show.

She HAS to be a lib.

But dang she is good looking.

drjohn on December 1, 2007 at 9:45 AM

I won’t even go there, but mark this one down about calling someone that. Not very nice atall.

johnnyU on December 1, 2007 at 9:53 AM

oh and yes… she has my vote on looks :)

johnnyU on December 1, 2007 at 9:54 AM

Since that apology was for me (I thought what she said was offensive, though I was less offended then disappointed), I accept it. Seems clear to me that it was a joke based on the single lowest common denominator for liberals.

It would have been better granted if she had just apologized the next day on Joe’s show, but I don’t remember if she was on. Either way though, without a collective consciousness of the offense, she couldn’t have apologized earlier without repeating the insult to explain why she was apologizing.

I’m glad she apologized and hopefully we won’t see anything like that from her again.

Spirit of 1776 on December 1, 2007 at 10:02 AM

Laurie Dhue is original hawt.

I couldn’t agree more. She’s Yummeh.

Dork B. on December 1, 2007 at 12:12 PM

Again, she apologies “if she offended anyone”. Sigh. Another non-apology apology.

reine.de.tout on December 1, 2007 at 12:30 PM

Again, she apologies “if she offended anyone”. Sigh. Another non-apology apology.

So stay angry if you like. I would point out however, that she did apologize for her action – “I said something stupid” is the key acknowledgment. Compare it to Schuster’s for ex.

Spirit of 1776 on December 1, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Julie is in the top 5 for sure but lets not forget Martha M., Heather N., Megyn K., Juliet H. and the latest addition superhottie, Courtney Friel..

RobertCSampson on December 1, 2007 at 1:03 PM

This is how GE will run their sorry little MSNBC attention getting plays. 1. Give their hit chihuahuas enough rope 2.force them to humbly apologize after hanging someone else with it. 3. repeat ad nauseum.

pc on December 1, 2007 at 1:10 PM

Looks like the spitter couched her on her apology…both were warm and from the heart…i’m sure.

oldernslower on December 1, 2007 at 3:00 PM

What do you expect from a MSNBC slut.

oldelpasoan on December 1, 2007 at 5:49 PM

Again, she apologies “if she offended anyone”. Sigh. Another non-apology apology.

reine.de.tout on December 1, 2007 at 12:30 PM

I have gotten those apologies before, usually when the other party needs something from me or is being prodded at gunpoint. I always accept them because

1. I don’t need their apology anyway
2. I have just been informed they don’t mean it
3. It is useful information to understand the person in question

While I can get all the fake apologies I need to suit my inner masochist from professional apologists there is still a place for amateurs

entagor on December 2, 2007 at 12:19 PM