Yesterday, Glenn reported on comments made by Eric Holder where he made a remark saying “my people”. Upon hearing the actual audio, Glenn is giving Holder the benefit of the doubt. Why? Glenn played the audio and explained on radio this morning.
“Nobody had the audio. Remember we couldn't get the audio yesterday on radio,” Glenn said of the story when they first reported on it.
“In context the attorney general was talking about his, I think sister. His family member or his mother or somebody and it was somebody that he was specifically referencing and he said, ‘My people fought hard for that.’” Glenn explained. Glenn also noted that he that his grandmother used language like “our people” to describe family genealogy.
“I personally can give him the benefit of the doubt because he was talking about his family,” Glenn said.
Glenn likened it to staff member Joe Kerry, whose family escaped from North Korea. “If he says, you know, my people fought hard against this repression, I'm not going to give him heck for that,” Glenn explained.
“You could have easily done a block [of TV] and taken him out of context and just bashed him - ” Stu said.
“It would have been wrong,” Glenn said finishing Stu’s thought.
“No one would ever believe you would give people the benefit of the doubt like that,” Stu said.