The Late Debate - An Apology Forthcoming
I have been informed by station management that this apology will be be read on the Late Debate:
Furthermore, station management has assured me that Mr. Tomczak will stay away from my home and office. Mr. Tomczak will also honor my twitter posting request that he not post in a manner that a reasonable person would consider to be threatening or harassing.TO BE READ LIVE ON AIR @ 10:45 pm on Wednesday, April 18On a serious note...We have had a good deal of serious political discussion going on in Minnesota and the nation. In such conversations, I am a great believer in freedom of speech. Yet, sometimes in my zeal... I get carried away.My show on April 11, 2012, was one of those moments. I want to apologize tonight to Professor Bill Gleason. Professor Gleason and I have exchanged ideas through Twitter in the past and we disagree on most political issues. On April 11, 2012 I attempted to visit him at his office. I sincerely apologize to him because my attempt to have an in-person confrontation about our differences was inappropriate. He had previously informed me that such a visit was unwelcome. Furthermore, what I said on the Late Debate about my failed attempt to confront him at his office was wrong. I know I can do better... and for that, I sincerely apologize to Professor Gleason.Professor Gleason's opinions are valuable and he is always welcome to participate on The Late Debate. Even though we disagree on almost everything, I am sure we agree that freedom of speech is important to all citizens. Everyone's opinion should to be heard with respect. We need to work together to make this a better Minnesota.Professor Gleason, thanks for your past communications. You are a worthy political opponent and I welcome hearing from you in the future. I hope you will accept my apology because I am truly sorry for my inappropriate actions.Professor Gleason has already seen this apology and he has accepted it. He has also extended his thanks to the station management for a speedy and fair resolution of this matter.