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06-12-07, 10:35 PM #1
Al Roker (who pushed for Imus' firing) jokes about epileptic seizures, denies it, then apologizes saying it was a joke
June 9, 2007 -- AL Roker apologized yesterday for joking about epileptic seizures on Thursday's "Today" show.
"Remember that controversial Olympic logo for the 2012 Olympics in London? Some folks have complained that the campaign actually sent them into epileptic seizures," Roker said on Thursday's show.
"Well, we asked you to weigh in on our Web site in an informal poll; those of you who could get up off the floor after shaking around were able to actually log in . . . "
Yesterday, Roker said he was sorry.
"I started joking about it. I want to make this clear - I was not joking about epilepsy or anyone who suffers from epilepsy," he said at around 8:04 a.m. while he was delivering a weather report from Milwaukee.
"We understand and know that this is a serious affliction and would never joke about that.
"We were joking about the logo - not about epilepsy. If anybody was offended, I heartily and really humbly apologize."
"Today's" poll showed that 80 percent of viewers thought the logo was inappropriate.
06-12-07, 11:24 PM #2
people are way too sensitive.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
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