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Zuckerberg and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Apologies

This morning, Snarly was asked to write a piece for Tablet Magazine, where she is a contributing editor and columnist, about Mark Zuckerberg and apologies. One of Zuck’s talking points, as captured by a photographer in a pic of his … Continue reading

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Laura Ingraham, turning the other cheek like Jesus

Most of us know the backstory: Talk show host/harpy Laura Ingraham mocked Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor David Hogg. Hogg responded with a suggestion that people boycott Ingraham’s advertisers. Seven advertisers, sensing prevailing winds, immediately pulled ads from Ingraham’s show. … Continue reading

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We love a good hostile apology song

SorryWatch reader Pablo pointed us toward this wonderful song by Christine Lavin, “Regretting What I Said to You When You Called Me at Eleven O’Clock on a Friday Morning to Tell Me That at One O’Clock Friday Afternoon You’re Gonna … Continue reading

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STOP SAYING TRUMP HAS APOLOGIZED WHEN HE HAS NOT

Oh hush, Piers Morgan. BREAKING NEWS: President Trump has publicly apologised for retweeting far-right group Britain First. Says he didn’t know who they were. ‘I don’t want to be involved with these people. If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist … Continue reading

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A very vintage, very cretinous apology song!

Whispering Jack Smith, (born Jacob Schmidt in the Bronx at the end of the 19th century) didn’t really whisper. He spoke-sung with a gentle, quiet, breathy cadence that he blamed on inhaling poison gas during his heroic WWI service on the … Continue reading

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Woody Allen sorry/not sorry roundup

In 1993, Woody Allen was publicly accused of sexually assaulting his daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was seven. (At the time, a psychiatrist sided with Allen; a judge sided with Dylan, Mia, and Ronan Farrow; and a prosector said there … Continue reading

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ALL HANDS, ALL HANDS, EXCELLENT CELEB APOLOGY NOT A DRILL

OUR LONG NATIONAL APOLOGY NIGHTMARE IS OVER. (Of course it isn’t but JUST GIVE ME THIS.) Comedian Paul Scheer — you know his face even if you’re “buh?” on his name — is one of those Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) … Continue reading

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A two-part apology for sexual harassment, six years later

On New Year’s Eve, Dan Harmon, creator of the show Community (“Troy and Abed in the mooooorning!”) tweeted this. Two days later, at 2:11 am, Megan Ganz, a writer on Community, tweeted this: Hmm. That afternoon, Harmon tweeted a response … Continue reading

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Apologies are awkward

One reason so many apologies are terrible is that apologizing well is HARD. Look how excruciatingly awkward John’s apology to Karen is. Karen was right to be angry when John impugned her fishing and swimming. Bravo to John for apologizing … Continue reading

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