Daily Archives: 06/09/2010

Why do we demand all these apologies??

It seems like we have constant waves of statements, outrageous to some followed by demand for apologies.  Why???

If we are truly offended by the statement, then why keep them in the public eye by demanding an apology and creating a debate that keeps the original offensive remark on the front pages for a longer time?

Furthermore, what is the point of the demand even if extracts an apology?  How often do these acts of contrition seem real, or sincere?

I will suggest they are usually anything but, while giving the offender and their offensive behavior still more exposure.

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John Gibson (political commentator) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Boehner wants apology from McCartney « – Blogs from CNN.com

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – Boehner wants apology from McCartney « – Blogs from CNN.com.