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CNN's Costello Apologizes for 'Enjoying' Violence Against Bristol Palin

CNN's Costello Apologizes for 'Enjoying' Violence Against Bristol Palin
JOEL B. POLLAK

CNN anchor Carol Costello has apologized for mocking the audio this week of a tearful Bristol Pail describing being assaulted at a party that became the stuff of tabloid speculation last month. 

“Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize,” Costello said Thursday in a statement to Dylan Byers of Politico.

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In her own blog post, Bristol Palin highlighted the hypocrisy of the media in celebrating a violent assault against a conservative woman, amidst a nationwide campaign to prevent violence against women generally.

Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak edits Breitbart California and is the author of the new ebook, Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, available for Amazon Kindle.

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