03/26/2014 01:49 pm ET

Greta Van Susteren Apologizes For Calling Thailand 'Lamest Country Of The Day'

Fox News

Greta Van Susteren apologized on Tuesday night for "insulting" Thailand.

She recently called the country's government out for taking ten days to hand over radar data in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. Van Susteren had called Thailand "the lamest country of the day" and government officials there a bunch of "jerks." The Bangkok Post criticized the Fox News host as "rude, crude and deeply offensive," though the newspaper acknowledged that she made a valid point about the radar data.

On Tuesday night, Van Susteren explained her original comments, saying it was "lame" of the government to withhold that information during the search. "They knew how desperate people were looking for that plane," she said. "I also used the term 'jerks.' Jerks for me is entry-level insult. They should see how expansive my vocabulary could get. Maybe not suitable for TV."

Addressing the Post's admission that the core of her comment was "correct," however, Van Susteren continued, "That was sort of nice. So, it's my turn. To Thailand, I'm sorry I got mad and I'm sorry I insulted them."

Watch her comments in the clip above.

(h/t TV Newser)