Monthly Archives: August 2016

Self-improvement via self-hatred!

A Gold’s gym franchise advertised with a nicely-produced social media post. It featured a photo of an elegant pear (Bartlett, I think) with the caption “THIS IS NO SHAPE FOR A GIRL”. What great salesmanship! The customer is always contemptible! … Continue reading

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“I’m sorry that you are so misinformed”

“I’m sorry that you are so misinformed”  is not an apology. So responding to it with, “No, I am CORRECT!” is acceptable. (I thought I was a good ranter but dang, Charles Blow puts me to SHAME. This is five minutes and … Continue reading

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Believe it or not

Maybe headline writers are starting to catch on to the difference between apologies and hand-waving about “regrets.” With Donald Trump’s help. Just starting to. Trump’s recent remarks about unspecified regrets for unspecified remarks were not headlined an apology by the … Continue reading

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Jeah we’re tackling Ryan Lochte

It is a busy day at SorryWatch HQ, so a quick look at Ryan’s “candid and careful” (mmmphhhh) “apology” (ahahahahahahaha) appears on SorryWatch’s Facebook page, which you should follow for short takes on apologies that do not warrant extensive analysis. Like … Continue reading

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Daily Beast, please take an apology class from Autostraddle

Hello, Daily Beast! We of the Internetz have short memories. Yet we of SorryWatch would like everyone to NEVER FORGET how terrible your recent apology for your life-threatening homophobic clickbait-y idiocy was. Now we will point you to another web site that … Continue reading

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This booger-related apology is better than The Daily Beast’s Olympic apology

I have no context for this note, but does it really need context? Why Riley’s Apology Note Is Better Than The Daily Beast’s Apology Note:  Simplicity. There’s no talk about Riley’s noble tradition of standing up to bullies, being a supportive … Continue reading

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Try again, Daily Beast.

Quick summary of the story before we get to analyzing the apology: On Thursday morning, The Daily Beast put up a story in which a straight, married journalist named Nico Hines used mobile dating apps to see if he could … Continue reading

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Reporter fires from hip, hits own foot

SorryWatch loves Ichiro Suzuki and even owns a pair of Ichiro socks (thanks, Vard!), so of course we were amazed someone found a mean thing to say when Ichiro got his 3,000th hit in US Major League Baseball. Someone in … Continue reading

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quick look at a superb apology

Thanks to our friends on The Well for pointing us to this one: Australian Today Show presenter Karl Stefanovic, engaged in the dippy banter endemic to morning TV hosts, made jokes about “trannies” on the beach in Rio. The next … Continue reading

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