Another Day, Another MSNBC Apology

Yet another MSNBC figure had to offer an apology this week, NBC's Today reported Friday.

This time, it was former Democratic Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer issuing a mea culpa for saying Rep. Eric Cantor (R., Va.) set off his "gaydar" and that he found southern men "effeminate" in a National Journal article. 

Correspondent Peter Alexander called the attack by Schweitzer "ugly and unfounded," adding the liberal Democrat had found a way to offend Republicans, Democrats, southerners and gays "all at once."

In the piece, Schweitzer also compared Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) to a prostitute while criticizing her for alleged hypocrisy over NSA spying:

"She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees, and now she says, ‘I'm a nun,' when it comes to this spying!" he says. Then, he adds, quickly, "I mean, maybe that's the wrong metaphor—but she was all in!"

Schweitzer, a paid MSNBC contributor, apologized on his Facebook page for what he called "a number of stupid and insensitive remarks."

Schweitzer has mulled over a run for president, but Alexander pointed out that the remarks and subsequent uproar were "not the kind of rollout you're looking for."

This has become practically a regular ritual for commentators and guests on MSNBC, often for making crude, false and insulting statements about Republicans.