MSNBC apologizes for Matthews and Imus

After regressing in a homophobic fit to the level of junior high bullies to mock gays, MSNBC "talent" Chris Matthews and Don Imus have now had their employer apologize on their behalf:

Gay-rights activists are blasting Don Imus and sidekick Bernard McGuirk as gay-bashers, Last week, when fellow MSNBC talker Chris Matthews asked Imus if he'd seen the cowboy love story "Brokeback Mountain," Imus sneered, "Why would I want to see that?" He added that McGuirk had his own name for the movie -- a crude candy reference we'll skip. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called the "slurs" a "juvenile display of homophobia." MSNBC has apologized for the banter.
AMERICAblog's Joe in DC would like to see each of the two who actually delivered the offensive "jokes" issue their own apologies. That would certainly be more appropriate...although I, for one, will not be holding my breath.

(Daily Howler, AMERICAblog.)

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