On CNBC’s “Squawk Box” yesterday, Andrew Ross Sorkin said this: “I would arrest [NSA leaker Edward Snowden] and now I’d almost arrest Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who seems to be out there, he wants to help him get to Ecuador.”

Sorkin today apologized, saying, among other things, that “I put my foot in my mouth,” “I misspoke” and that he’d “veered into hyperbole.” The world’s apology absolutists might be able to poke a hole or two in Sorkin’s mea culpa, but it looked pretty strong to the Erik Wemple Blog. “I’m sorry” isn’t heard on the cable airwaves too often.

(h/t TVNewser)