Monthly Archives: August 2014

“You put in other details”

The news is making me so sad right now. We have any number of terrible apologies we could talk about, but instead, can we focus on a good one? (I realize we’ve had a lot of good apologies on the site … Continue reading

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SorryWatch Reads: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell is best known for her young adult novels, Eleanor & Park (one of the best YA novels I have ever read) and Fangirl (which many people like even more than Eleanor & Park, and which my 12-year-old daughter … Continue reading

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A fab sports apology! It’s like a beautiful unicorn!

This is our fourth post in a row about a GOOD apology. A SorryWatch record! Republican political strategist Mark McKinnon has said he’s sorry to cyclist Greg LeMond for repeatedly slurring his name and career. It’s not the best apology on the planet (it’s … Continue reading

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Alas for human dignity, it was a burrito

Ugly stuff is and has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri. People were talking about it on Twitter the other night. Nate Silver, noted statistician, and now editor of the FiveThirtyEight blog for ESPN, joined in with an apercu about police … Continue reading

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Takei’s sorry

  George Takei posts fun stuff on Facebook daily, mostly photos with amusing captions. It’s working out – he’s got nearly seven and a half million Likes. People like his stuff who aren’t even Trekkies. You can’t please everybody all … Continue reading

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Watching apologies in real time!

This morning, the web site Jezebel put up a post calling out its upper management. The post was headlined We Have a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won’t Do Anything About It. Basically, misogynist trolls have been posting multiple images of … Continue reading

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A 13-year-old girl ponders…

This self-assured young blogger examines the research on why women apologize much more often than men do. I hope she runs the world one day.

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Didn’t exactly mean it about the genocide

Let’s start with the apology: I wish to express deep regret and beg forgiveness for an article I authored which was posted on, Times of Israel and was tweeted and shared the world over. I never intended to call … Continue reading

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All right, already

In Washington state, ferry boats are vital transportation for a serious number of people. It’s the biggest ferry operation in the US, third biggest in the world. Washington State Ferries (WSF) is run by the state Department of Transportation and … Continue reading

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