"You actually invoked the nightmare of political assassination? You actually invoked the specter of an inspirational leader at the seeming moment of triumph for himself and a battered nation, yearning to breathe free, silenced forever?... As usual, Olberman and I see things completely differently. Granted, it was an unfortunate comment -- but not an intentionally malicious one. I was on Fox yesterday talking about the gaffe. Here's my take, which I believe is more daresay "fair and balanced":
"You actually use the word 'assassination' in the middle of a campaign with a loud undertone of racial hatred and gender hatred and political hatred? You actually use the word 'assassination' in a time when there is a fear, unspoken but vivid and terrible, that our again troubled land and fractured political landscape might target a black man running for President? Or a white man? Or a white woman?"