Nick Clegg is so, so sorry. (YT)
During the last British general election, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was riding high on a wave of popularity (previously
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Jason Alexander appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson recently
, and told a joke about cricket being "a little bit gay." Shortly afterwards, some of his Twitter followers told him that they were offended by the joke. This prompted Jason to seriously reflect on his joke and offer a thoughtful apology
“I believe I owe the gay community an apology.”
-- Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, considered by some to be the father of modern psychiatry, recants a poorly conceived 2003 investigation that supported the use of so-called reparative therapy to “cure” homosexuality for people strongly motivated to change.
, host of MSNBC's The Ed Show
, has been suspended for one week without pay after calling right-wing radio host and Fox News staple Laura Ingraham
a "talk slut"
on his radio show yesterday.
On tonight's episode, he apologized
For the first time since the U.S.
dropped an atomic bomb
[NSFW photos?] on Hiroshima
65 years ago, the U.S. ambassador
will attend commemoration ceremonies at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
. But is this an apology
? Some say
it better not be
. The U.S. says - it isn't
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today
that William Calley spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Columbus on Wednesday. During his remarks he apologized for his role in the My Lai massacre.
“There is not a day that goes by that I do not feel remorse for what happened that day in My Lai,” Calley said. “I feel remorse for the Vietnamese who were killed, for their families, for the American soldiers involved and their families. I am very sorry.”
The Kiwanis gave him a standing ovation, the first time the club secretary recalls that happening. (Previously
As someone who's not interested in being threatened with a lawsuit, I thought I'd mention that Michael Savage
is in no way connected to Rockstar Energy Drink, which just happens to be run by his son, with his wife acting as director, treasurer, and secretary of both companies, and run from the same address. When Charles Tsai claimed otherwise, his Facebook boycott group was taken down, his account was disabled and he was forced into making a public apology
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Elwin Wilson burned crosses. He threw jack handles at kids. He hung black dolls in nooses. He threw eggs at men
. He beat people up at bus stations
- people who would one day become United States Congressmen
. He lay in wait for the Freedom Riders
in Rock Hill, SC ( more Freedom Rides video 1
And now Elwin Wilson is apologizing for what he did
Fox News, keeping it classy, recently aired a comedy segment ridiculing the Canadian military's efforts in Afghanistan. On the overnight programme
, host Greg Gutfeld
and friends joked about Canada's plan to pull out troops in 2011 to "do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white Capri pants." He also suggested invading Canada seeing as how they "have no real army", and mocked the last name of one of the Canadian generals as being unmasculine.
"Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still.
" The comments are included on a Church of England website promoting the views of Charles Darwin to be launched on Monday.
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and skeptic Phil Plait
posted a rant last week about a supposed miracle
– a woman, who survived a car accident against all odds. After being deluged by comments from irate readers, including the accident victim
, he issued an apology
, contacted her directly and is collecting donations to fund her medical bills
. Phil writes, “Science, skepticism, and critical thinking are all about admitting when you’re wrong, and taking action to correct them.”
Physician, kneel thyself
and apologize for your mistakes. Words can hurt, and words can heal
. Can the words "I'm sorry" keep you from being sued? It seems like it
. People are talking about physicians being empowered to apologize, including the Indiana General Assembly
, Ira Glass
, Lucian Leape
, and even the entire Hah-vahd hospital system
. Does your doctor need a little practice? Make her/him watch the handy instructional video
Japanese PM Koizumi has apologized
for causing “tremendous damage and suffering for the people of many countries, particularly those of Asian nations,” but made no direct acknowledgement of atrocities like those committed at Unit 731
Cuban says "Please make me apologize… The FCC as Marketing Partner" and he hits on the latest network trick.
The Art of the Apology.
Perhaps some mefi discussions may benefit from this. Fresh year, and all. [via boingboing]
Even Presidents need to apologize
from time to time. Other lesser politicians
and business people
need to learn the fine art of apology
as well. There are sorry poems
[warning: bad midi music]. And of course, for those who can’t think of anything to say, there’s an apology generator
NPR: Sorry we implied you were all a bunch of homicidal maniacs "We have made mistakes at NPR. One mistake was … our report about TVC," said Kevin Klose, president and CEO of the pubic broadcasting radio network, referring to a story that suggested the Traditional Values Coalition was connected to the attempted assassination of two senators.
Five Salem Witches Exonerated - 300 Years Later
I would say something like "It's about damned time" -- but like the various Christian denominations apologizing for the Trail of Tears
and participation in the slave trade
, perhaps it is simply too late. There is no risk in making this gesture at this time.
And what is the message here? That these women simply were not guilty of the charges levelled, or that it was wrong to persecute on such a basis in any case?
Pope John Paul II apologizes
for the Sack of Constantinople
and other atrocities committed by the Crusaders against the Greek Orthodox as he goes on with his controversial trip to Greece retracing the steps of his namesake
[I am gonna miss the guy when and if he passes away.]
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