May 1, 2009

Countdown's Worst Person segment with winners Bill O'Reilly, Karl Rove and repeat offender Virginia Foxx. Rep. Foxx has now blamed her remarks about Matthew Shepard on ABC News. Keith takes her to task for her extremely lame non-apology.

As noted previously here are the Congresswoman's phone numbers if you'd care to ask her for an actual apology.

Phone: (202) 225-2071

Phone: (336) 778-0211

Phone: (828) 265-0240

Update: I posted this last night at Video Cafe before this latest news came out. Tonight we learn that Rep. Foxx has issued a second non-apology. The Civil Rights Movement has more:

Just minutes ago, local Winston-Salem TV station WXII12 News released an exclusive interview with embattled Rep. Virginia Foxx, whose malicious comments about the circumstances surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard have caused scorn and anger, and, according to her office, ten death threats.

Foxx’s newest “apology” demonstrates her lack of understanding of the basic issue confronting her: She lied about why Matthew Shepard was killed, and maligned the memory of a 21 year-old college student who, to the world, has become the face of a hate crime victim.

“In the heat of trying to handle the rule on the floor, anybody can use a bad choice of words. Saying that the event was a hoax was a poor choice of words,” Foxx said. “I’ve apologized for that. I never meant in any way to harm the family or offend the family or anybody else for that matter.”

Hardly a change from yesterday’s statement:

“The term ‘hoax’ was a poor choice of words used in the discussion of the hate-crimes bill,” Foxx said in a statement. “Mr. Shepard’s death was nothing less than a tragedy, and those responsible for his death certainly deserved the punishment they received.”

One non-apology is bad, two demonstrates not only a lack of remorse or decency, but a total lack of understanding of the important and sensitive issues that confront out country.

For more read the rest of their post here.

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