A day after he said he’d have The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald thrown in jail for reporting on leaks detailing the National Security Agency’s top secret surveillance programs, financial commentator Andrew Ross Sorkin conceded Tuesday that his suggestion was over-the-top.
Sorkin, a commentator for CNBC and a columnist for The New York Times, drew immense criticism from fellow journalists on Monday for saying that he’d “almost arrest” Greenwald, as well as NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
“I put my foot in my mouth and I’m sorry about this,” Sorkin said Tuesday.
Along with his on-air apology, Sorkin took to Twitter to offer a mea culpa, which Greenwald subsequently accepted:
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 25, 2013