Andrew Ross Sorkin apologizes for saying he’d ‘almost arrest Glenn Greenwald’

“I’d almost arrest Glenn Greenwald,” New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin said on CNBC Monday morning.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin apologizing to Glenn Greenwald on CNBC today

– Andrew Ross Sorkin apologizing to Glenn Greenwald on CNBC today

Sorkin now says “I put my foot in my mouth” when making that remark “and I’m sorry I said it.” Here’s what he told viewers this morning:

I’d like to address something I said about Snowden yesterday in relation to that Snowden story and Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who broke the Snowden story. I put my foot in my mouth and I’m sorry about this, when I veered into hyperbole and suggested that he almost be arrested. That was the quote, and I have to say it didn’t come out right and I misspoke. I’m sorry I said it that way, and I’m sorry I said it. I didn’t realize actually the way I said it until later when i saw the clip. ….

On my comment on Greenwald, I regret it. We do live TV for three hours every single day and sometimes we make a mistake, say things we don’t mean. We hope when we do, we acknowledge it and correct it and i wanted to do that here on this program.

* Andrew Ross Sorkin comments on his Glenn Greenwald remark (cnbc.com)
* What Sorkin said on Monday (transcript is at the end of the post) (washingtonpost.com)


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