Things Get Oral on MSNBC

FireDogLake‘s Marcy Wheeler caused a bit of a frenzy by uttering the words “blow job” on MSNBC Monday, according to the Huffington Post.

In response to Townhall‘s Matt Lewis’ assertion that “investigating policies and activities that happened in a previous administration” would set a bad precedent, she said:

Your idea is that after investigating Bill Clinton for a blow job for like five years, we shouldn’t investigate the huge, grossly illegal things that were done under the past administration, only because Alberto Gonzales was too much in the back pocket of Dick Cheney to do it while he was still in office. That’s ridiculous.

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall and David Shuster apologized after the segment aired, with Hall saying, “I’m sure she apologizes for that choice of words, she’s very passionate about it,” and Shuster following, “We all say things sometimes when we’re passionate that we don’t intend, and especially on a dayside family-oriented cable television news network.” Hall then wrapped things up with, “I’m sure she apologizes, and we do, too.”