Yashar Ali Offers 14-Tweet Apology to NRA’s Dana Loesch Over ‘Fistgate’


Huffington Post contributor Yashar Ali has offered his apologies to Dana Loesch for his involvement in the controversial “fist” episode the NRA spokeswoman faced last week.

The commotion began when the NRA reposted a video of Loesch where she railed against The New York Times. Shortly afterwards, there was a lot of confusion about whether Loesch said she and the NRA would “fist” or “fisk” the outlet in order to hold them accountable to the truth.

Loesch ended up sparring with Ali and several other reporters on Twitter as she tried to clarify her words at the time. Ali initially defended his position, but released several tweets today where he lamented the level of misogyny and abuse caused by the dust-up

From there, Ali offered a full apology over the part he played in the affair.

Loesch took notice of Ali’s statement, and she accepted his apology:

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