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EntertainmentMSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for 'crass and offensive' remark

16:06  14 december  2018
16:06  14 december  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Mika Brzezinski , a co-host of MSNBC ’ s “Morning Joe,” apologized on Friday for using what she called " crass Brzezinski made the offensive remark during a segment on Wednesday about the alleged culpability of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia in the killing of Washington Post

Media MSNBC ' s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for ' crass and offensive ' remark . Brzezinski was criticizing Pompeo's recent appearance on Fox News in which he avoided questions about Crown Prince Mohammed. “Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard, when [Pompeo]

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski apologizes for 'crass and offensive' remark© Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Mika Brzezinski on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” apologized on Friday for using what she called "crass and offensive" language to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"Please allow me to say this face-to-face," she said live at the top of the 6 a.m. ET show. "The term is crass and offensive and I apologize to everybody, especially the LGBTQ community and to my colleagues."

She added: "I just wanted to say on camera, looking people straight in the eye: I am really, really sorry."

Brzezinski made the offensive remark during a segment on Wednesday about the alleged culpability of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

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Mika Brzezinski apologizes on air for ' crass and offensive ' Mike Pompeo insult. Mika Brzezinski began Friday' s episode of "Morning Joe" with an apology for what she acknowledged was @ MSNBC tried and failed to censor it, and did not transcribe her remark in the closed captioning. #journalism

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski on Friday apologized for the remark . 'Please allow me to say this face-to-face,' the MSNBC talking head said live on air at the top of Friday' s show. 'The term is crass and offensive and I apologize to everybody, especially the LGBTQ community and to my

She had criticizing Pompeo's recent appearance on Fox News in which he avoided questions about Prince Mohammed.

Khashoggi’s death sparked widespread outrage, especially after the CIA concluded the prince had ordered the killing, prompting even some Trump allies to say the White House was downplaying the young royal's involvement.

“Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard, when [Pompeo] appeared on 'Fox & Friends,' is that a patriot speaking, or a wannabe dictator’s butt boy?" Brzezinski asked. "Dead serious, I’m asking. Are these the words of a patriot?”

Brzezinski’s comments drew criticism from President Donald Trump and the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who is openly gay.

She apologized later on Wednesday via Twitter, saying she used a "SUPER BAD choice of words."

On Thursday, Trump tweeted that Brzezinski was not being held to the same standards as conservative commentators who have been criticized for homophobic rhetoric.

Grenell tweeted, "Your words demean, mock and therefore try to control whole groups by minimizing our humanity."

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