Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Laura Ingraham accepts Ed Schultz’s apology: ‘It seemed heartfelt’


Ed Schultz and Laura Ingraham. (Tom Williams (Roll Call)/Paul Morigi (WireImage) - Roll Call/Wire Image)
Laura Ingraham said she accepts Ed Schultz’s apology for calling her an offensive slur on the radio.

On her radio program Thursday, Ingraham said she initially didn’t want to respond to what is just one of many comments made about her: “The more vile the thing that’s said about me, the less it affects me. It doesn’t bother me at all.”

“Ed Schultz said something about me on his show that was not all that nice, to say the least. It was pretty crude,” she said. “He apologized, and I accept his apology. It seemed heartfelt, it seemed like he really wished he hadn’t said it and I accept that apology.”

As the Post’s Paul Farhi reported, Schultz was suspended from his MSNBC show for one-week after he called Ingraham a “right-wing slut” and “talk slut” on his radio program Tuesday. Schultz made the remark after Ingraham criticized President Obama for touring Europe in the wake of the tornado that devastated Joplin, Mo. (The president will visit the town Sunday.)

Schultz apologized on Wednesday’s “The Ed Show”:

It doesn’t matter what the circumstances were. It doesn’t matter that I was on radio and I was ad-libbing. None of that matters. What matters is what I said was terribly vile and not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere to. ... I want all of you to know tonight that I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her, and I will apologize to her as I did in the message that I left for her today.

Listen to audio of Ingraham accepting the apology below:

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