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