MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Apologizes for Angry, Profane Behavior on Leaked Tape
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell is apologizing today after leaked unaired video showed the host shouting and cursing at staffers during a broadcast that appears to be from August. The host was angry at technical difficulties plaguing the show.
He released the apology Wednesday evening on Twitter.
A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I'm sorry.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell)1505949915.0
MSNBC has not commented on how the video—which contains more than eight minutes of footage—was leaked.
“Stop the hammering up there! Who’s got a hammer? Where is it? Where the hammer? Go up on the other floor…I’ll go down to the goddamned floor myself and stop it!" O'Donnell rants in front of the camera. "Keep the goddamned commercial break going! Call f—ing [MSNBC president] Phil Griffin! I don’t care who the f—k you have to call!”
At one point O'Donnell exclaims, "It f—ing sucks to be out here with this out of control s—t.”
"Stop the hammering!" may be the new "Do it live!"
Watch the full video, which contains NSFW language, below.