Schultz: Sorry About Misleading Perry Clip
MSNBC host accused Texas governor of racism for 'black cloud' remark
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2011 1:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ed Schultz sort-of apologized last night for airing a deceptively cut clip of Rick Perry. On Monday, Schultz showed a clip of Perry saying that a “big black cloud” was over America, condemning it as coded racism. “That black cloud Perry is talking about is President Barack Obama,” Schultz declared. But in the full clip, it’s clear Perry was talking about the national debt, not Obama.

The move elicited a howl from right-wing blogs such as Human Events, which called Schultz a “dishonest hack” and called for his firing. Schultz admitted he screwed up last night in the clip below, spotted by the Huffington Post. “No doubt about it, it was a mistake and we regret the error,” Schultz said, playing the full clip. But Schultz isn’t backing down on his criticism of Perry; the admission was nestled amidst a diatribe on other instances of the Texas governor’s “overheated rhetoric.” (Cick to read about Schultz's previous apology to Laura Ingraham.)
 

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