Hilary Rosen drops out on ‘Meet the Press’

April 13, 2012

Rosen (right, with Arianna Huffington and Gayle King in 2009) is all talked out. (Roxanne Roberts/The Washington Post)

“I thank David [Gregory] and the folks at MTP for offering me the chance to participate in the Roundtable,” Rosen said in the statement. “It will be an important political discussion, as it always is on Meet the Press. But I have said enough and while I have unfortunately made the Producer’s job tougher today, I don’t have anything more to say. I apologized to Mrs. Romney and work-in-home moms for mistakenly giving the impression that I do not think their work is valuable. Of course it is. I will instead spend the weekend trying to explain to my kids the value of admitting a mistake and moving on.”

Bolded text added to highlight a pivotal point: Rosen feels she’s said enough. Okay, but she’s a CNN contributor, which makes her a pundit, which makes her occupationally unqualified to claim she’s talked enough on anything. Plus, it’s the media that’ll decide when she’s said enough! And since Rosen is bringing her kids into this mess, well, why not impart another lesson: Make a commitment, keep a commitment.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.
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