This is how you issue a political apology

I want to offer a brief update on a post I published Monday concerning MSBNC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews’ unseemly comparison of Bernie Sanders’ big win in the Nevada presidential caucus.

Matthews compared Sanders’ win this past week to the Nazi invasion and conquest of France early in World War II. He said Monday night, “I was wrong.”

He then apologized to Bernie Sanders for using the bad analogy. It was offensive in the extreme, given that Sanders — who is Jewish — lost family members to the Nazi Holocaust.

That’s how you apologize for stepping into the pile of political fecal matter. There was none of that idiotic “If I offended anyone” non-apology contained in Matthews’ sincere mea culpa.

For me, the issue is gone. Let’s get back to the campaign.

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