07/09/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

WaPo Reporter Apologizes For Calling Obama "Much More White Than Black"

In an online chat last week, Washington Post reporter Jonathan Weisman said of Obama:

He really did not become immersed in black American culture until he left college and went to Chicago. The great irony is that he is much more white than black, beyond skin color.

After reader complaints, Weisman apologizes:

I was trying to say that chronologically, Obama spent his entire childhood either in the white environment of an elite Hawaii prep school or in Indonesia. But frankly, I'm not defending myself. It was a really stupid, insensitive comment, and I have apologized for it to the people who have e-mailed me.

Read the entire chat with Weisman here.