Last Wednesday, Carol Costello of CNN came under heavy fire after she excitedly played leaked audio tape of Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin, in distress as she recounted to a police officer an assault she and her sister endured. Leading into the segment, Costello gleefully chuckled while referring to the leaked tape as " possibly the best minute and a half of audio we've ever come across" and told her audience to "sit back and enjoy."
Carol Costello has yet to issue an on-air apology for her appalling comments and instead told Politico Thursday, "I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize."
Last July, Costello called on ESPN to suspend analyst Stephan A. Smith for insensitive comments he made about women's abuse during the Ray Rice controversy. Smith both apologized on air and received a week-long suspension.
It's time we hold Costello to her own actions. Sign the petition, demanding that CNN force Costello to apologize on air and issue a suspension.