Sarah Spitz, a producer for NPR-affiliated KCRW, has issued an apology for statements she made regarding talk-show host Rush Limbaugh. Early this morning, The Daily Caller published exclusive excerpts from the liberal list-serv Journolist, including Spitz’s comment that she would “[l]augh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” if she were to witness Rush Limbaugh suffering a heart attack.
TheDC issued an update this afternoon saying that Spitz was not employed by NPR but by independent radio station KCRW, which airs NPR news. At KCRW Spitz produced the show Left, Right & Center. NPR posted Sarah’s apology on its blog this afternoon:
I made poorly considered remarks about Rush Limbaugh to what I believed was a private email discussion group from my personal email account. As a publicist, I realize more than anyone that is no excuse for irresponsible behavior. I apologize to anyone I may have offended and I regret these comments greatly; they do not reflect the values by which I conduct my life.