Reporter apologizes for saying he’d ‘almost arrest’ Snowden reporter

“I’d almost arrest Glenn Greenwald,” New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin said on CNBC Monday morning.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin apologizing to Glenn Greenwald on CNBC today

– Andrew Ross Sorkin apologizing to Glenn Greenwald on CNBC today

Sorkin now says “I put my foot in my mouth” when making that remark “and I’m sorry I said it.” Here’s what he told viewers this morning: — More.

And we thought the rhetoric was heated in D.C. This is an example of the land mines reporters face when they go on the pundit trail.

Editor scolds reporter over Chick-fil-A comments

The comments made by reporter Mark Krzos on his personal Facebook page were completely inappropriate. They were done without the knowledge of The News-Press and violate our policies. When we became aware of the comments, we asked the reporter to remove them. We consider this a very serious matter and hurts our credibility and we will take strong and appropriate action. — More.

Jim Romenesko: People who are new to this site continue to be confused by this post. They think I was the reporter who visited Chick-fil-A and “never felt so alien in my own country.”It was News-Press reporter Mark Krzos who wrote it; I merely excerpted it. (By the way, it appears Krzos decided to leave Facebook after being scolded by his editor.)

Again, there’s nothing on social media that is “personal” or “private.”

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Reporter bashes Chick-fil-A customers while covering the story

I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters. The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said. …

It was like broken records of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and a recitation of half-truths and outright lies. — More

Well, so much for fair and balanced. What are the odds his story ties the customers to the tea party?

UPDATE: Editor scolds reporter over Chick-fil-A comments