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CNN’s Carol Costello Apologizes for Comments About Palin Brawl

Earlier this week, CNN anchor Carol Costello teed up the audio of Bristol Palin telling the police about that now-infamous brawl by saying, “This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.”

Costello then played the audio of Palin, which was censored a bit for profanity. But her intro got Costello some heat from conservative blogs, with NewsBusters’ Geoffrey Dickens crying hypocrisy in Costello condemning all violence against women only to put on a more light-hearted face in talking about it happening to a Palin.

In a statement today to Politico, Costello says, “Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize.”

You can watch the CNN clip in question here:

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