Laura Ingraham: Sorry About Brett Comment
By Jon Byman
Laura Ingraham, who has been berated by callers to Newsradio 620 WTMJ following her criticism of Brett Favre for crying at his retirement news conference, has apologized, at least sort of.
During the final hour of her show today, Ingraham brought up her criticism of Favre in the context of a discussion about disgraced New York Governor Elliot Spitzer.
In the context of talking about her desire to see Elliot Spitzer show emotion as he discussed a sex scandal he's embroiled in, Ingraham said, "you know I'm really all over the place, last week someone showed too much emotion, I'm still paying for that comment. By the way, I love Brett Favre. Everything that Brett Favre has ever done, I'm his biggest fan."
Ingraham started the controversy on her show last Friday. "All these years, and I didn't know there was a woman quarterback in the NFL," said Ingraham to start her Friday show that aired on replay on Monday at 2:00 a.m. on Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
"Brett Favre...we're watching this in the studio, obviously retiring from the NFL, great quarterback, handsome 38-year-old man, he gets up there and he does this press conference that was frankly one of the most embarrassing things I have ever seen.
"That's a great message for young boys. 'Get up there and act like a girl and start blubbering like a baby."
Then, in her best impersonation of a crying toddler with its favorite toy taken away, she wah-wah-wah's while uttering in a mocking tone, "It's about me, it was never about me, but it is about me, bla, bla, bla" before returning to her regular voice and stating, "I could not believe what I was seeing."
Packers fans around the country could not believe she had the gall to say such blubber about the man who became possibly the ultimate competitor the position of quaterback has ever seen.
Eventually, she took the conversation in the direction of saying it was more about the supposed wussification of men, saying that it was another example of how men are allowed in public to shed tears in an "unmanly way."