Imus, McGuirk Apologize For Comment About Satanists
January 15, 2014 at 4:05 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS morning host DON IMUS and producer BERNARD MCGUIRK have apologized to Satanists for a comment by MCGUIRK saying that the Satanists who called for a statue of Satan outside the OKLAHOMA State House be "shot."
PHILLY.COM reports that the apology TUESDAY morning came after MCGUIRK, discussing the SATANIC TEMPLE's proposal, said in the show's "MENSA MEETING" segment with ALAN COLMES, MIKE GUNZELMAN and DIERDRE IMUS on last THURSDAY's show, "They should be able to put the statue up and then they should be shot right next to it, and then we take it down." "My comments were rooted in ignorance. Satanists, they do not promote evil, a la CHARLES MANSON or HITLER," MCGUIRK said in his apology. "Regardless, I don’t want to see anyone shot. That’s the truth of the matter. So I do apologize unequivocally."
IMUS said, "I’ve been doing this for 42 years in NEW YORK. I’m not serious. I’m also aware that you have to be responsible and consider the consequences of what you say and we’re going to try to do that. And we will do [that]. So, and we are sorry about that. Calm down. Gosh. Man."