Michael Meehan, Coakley Campaign Staffer, Apologizes for Making Weekly Standard Reporter Stumble, or Something…

The Associated Press reported that the Weekly Standard‘s John McCormack “stumbled as he tried to speak with the Democrat while simultaneously videotaping her and trying to pass a metal grate on a Washington sidewalk.”

Funny thing is, though, Meehan has now apologized for McCormack’s “stumble.” See, “Apology Accepted” (via Memeorandum):

A remorseful Michael P. Meehan called today to apologize (see here for background).

He said: “I just want to say to you that I’m sorry. And I’d just like to apologize. I appreciate your calling me back. I don’t want to make a big federal case out of it.”

He continued: “I’m sorry, I didn’t know you were a reporter because you didn’t have any credentials, so I apologize for not knowing you were a reporter.”

I asked Meehan if he disputed anything that I wrote. “No,” he said.

I thanked Meehan for his apology.

Also from McCormack: “Assailant Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?

It’s not like AP’s in the tank for Martha Coakley or anything. And of course, Coakley blamed GOP “stalkers.” See, “Coakley cites GOP ‘stalkers’ in D.C. dust-up.”

See also, Fox News, “Weekly Standard Reporter Shoved Outside of Democratic Fundraiser.” And Dana Loesch, “Coakley Staffer Knocks Reporter to the Ground.”

RELATED: From Legal Insurrection, “Coakley Takes Slap Shot At Fenway Fans.”

Cross-posted from American Power.

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