Rick Sanchez: ‘Our Bad’

By kevin 

CNN’s Rick Sanchez tweeted this evening:

i’ve know rush. in person,i like him. his rhetoric,however is inexcusably divisive. he’s right tho. we didn’t confirm quote. our bad.

Sanchez is referring to a quote he read on air this week attributed to Rush Limbaugh that caused Limbaugh to lash out at the CNN anchor and other journalists who misquoted him. (h/t NRO)

Update: CNN tells TVNewser that Sanchez was set to make an on-air apology during his show at 3pmET yesterday, but it was pre-empted by breaking news. Here is the full statement that Sanchez will also deliver on his show today:

Earlier this week we provided quotes attributed to Limbaugh to illustrate why some people and players felt that Rush Limbaugh was too divisive to be an NFL owner. One of these quotes, which was in a column in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and in a book largely about conservatives, was refuted by Limbaugh. We have been unable to independently confirm that quote. We should not have reported it and for that I apologize. I feel it is important to hold folks accountable when they make mistakes, and that should include myself and my team.

Update: Video after the jump.