Dec 4, 2013 — In a statement, Bashir said he regrets his "ill-judged comments" about the former Alaska governor, which caused a firestorm of controversy.
Mar 2, 2012 — With it being a general election year and the president counting on getting enough of the women's vote to win re-election, the phone call takes on a bigger meaning. Comforting someone like Fluke who was targeted by Limbaugh for siding with Obama's contraception policy was the kind of symbolic act that could pay dividends for the president come November.
Jun 30, 2011 — The journalist apparently didn't realize his comment would be broadcast. He later apologized. MSNBC has suspended him from his role as an on-air analyst.
Nov 10, 2010 — The MSNBC host says it was good that political donations he made were quickly disclosed — and makes the point that who's behind the millions of dollars given to candidates by some groups is mostly hidden from public view.
Nov 18, 2009 — Rahm Emanuel's name seems to bedevil news organizations. NPR recently made an unusual policy deciding to refer to him as Rahm Emanuel on the second reference rather than Emanuel. Other news organizations have struggled with this too.
Nov 2, 2009 — As Ombudsman, one of my roles is to appear on local public radio stations, especially when listeners can call in with questions about NPR's journalism. Recently, I learned first-hand how easily it is to be misinterpreted. I appeared on WAMU's Th...