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Ted Nugent Offers Non-Apology for Calling Obama 'Sub-Human Mongrel' (Audio)

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Nation Rifle Association board member and former rocker Ted Nugent found himself in a firestorm of controversy this week when he campaigned with GOP Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.

Both Abbott and Nugent were repeatedly questioned by the media about Nugent calling President Barack Obama a "sub-human mongrel," during an interview with Guns.com in January.

While Abbott has fled from the media when questioned about his friend's racist statement, Nugent went on a bizarre Twitter rant comparing his "words" to other atrocities in the world, noted RawStory.com.

Nugent canceled an appearance on CNN this week but did appear on conservative Ben Ferguson's radio show this morning to offer a non-apology for his racist statement about Obama, reports MediaMatters.org (audio below).

"I do apologize, not necessarily to the president," said Nugent, who called his racist attack against Obama "metaphorical street language."

The pro-gun spokesman for The Outdoor Channel also tried to paint himself as a victim of the media, which he compared to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

Neither the NRA nor The Outdoor Channel has commented yet on Nugent's racist statement about Obama, notes MediaMatters.org.

Sources: MediaMatters.org, RawStory.com, RawStory.com

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