NBC’s David Gregory backtracked on his comments about “grand wizards” in the Republican Party this morning. Earlier on The Today Show, Gregory had responded to a question from Ann Curry who referring to Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal, asked “does the party just wish he would go away?” “Well, there is no grand wizard in the party right now that can really force the issue,” Gregory responded.
Conservative bloggers lambasted Gregory for his Klu Klux Klan reference. Ed Morrissey from Hot Air called the Meet The Press anchor’s comments “jaw-dropping”, saying, “What’s the implication here? That the Democratic Party has “grand wizards” that can boot candidates out of presidential races against their will? Can someone please take the race card out of Gregory’s less-than-full deck, please?”
Shortly after his appearance this morning, Gregory apologized via Twitter, saying ““Wizard” remark this morning was a very poor choice of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not thinking. I apologize.”
Watch Gregory’s comment below on The Today Show via NBC:
(h/t Hot Air)
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