SEAN'S TAKE: Media Bias and Apologies

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Over the last few days the conversation surrounding the comments made by TV personalities has dominated the news cycle. We have covered them as well, going over previous tweets, statements and on air opinions. One of these individuals, MSNBC’s Joy Reid, has now apologized for her previous blogs and commentary.

It’s good to see Joy (who is no fan of mine) starting to take responsibility for her past remarks. My suggestion is that she follows up with the groups and people who she offended, and learn from all of this. Her apology should be accepted, and she should be given a chance to make it right, and not fired.

Someone needs to take the lead in cable news and stop the “crush, fire them, and destroy hosts you may disagree with” environment. I guess as the number one rated host in cable, I’ll start.

I am grateful for this microphone and the platform given to me everyday by my audience. I am a believer in the freedom of speech for all Americans. I am also a believer in second chances. And as someone who believes in forgiveness, I have to say, we have all fallen short.

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This would have been a nice credo to live by, say, around 2008…or maybe 2012. Or maybe all the way up to 2016.

Dont care…

I don’t agree with the “destroy hosts you may disagree with” philosophy. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
However people will react to specific incidents (example Laura Ingraham). And people will also react to those who make false or misleading comments. In other words, you can certainly have an opinion, but don’t use false or alternative facts to base them on.

An apology is a true acceptance of your mistake…you own it. Then from that day forward, your behavior is modified so that this mistake is never repeated. I find it more common that the words, “I’m sorry” means…please overlook what just happened so I can get back to the life I had before this all came up. I’m sorry as we all are because of it…that an apology is a rare thing.

I’m shocked…shocked I tell ya. :sunglasses: