A Fox News host apologized for a joke that was criticized as sexist, and later apologized for his apology. Mediaite reports that Eric Bolling first apologized Thursday for his joke about the first female pilot for the United Arab Emirates, in which he called her “boobs on the ground.”
The story notes that a roundtable discussion on “The Five” about the female pilot, Maj. Miriam al Mansouri, prompted Bolling to ask, “Would that be considered boobs on the ground?” His Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren took issue with the joke, saying on her 7 p.m. show that “the gents on ’The Five’ should get a do-over on that one.”
After his on-air apology Thursday, Bolling later apologized again, saying Friday that his initial apology “was inadequate,” reports TheWrap.
He added, “Fox News has received letters from viewers, including from women in the military, and I’ve taken them to heart.”