Category Archives: Sorry If

all the subtext in Kevin Spacey’s apology

Kevin Spacey would like you to know some things! 1. GARSH THIS IS NEWS TO ME THAT I AM HEARING FOR THE FIRST TIME EVAIR 2. I FORGET IF IT HAPPENED 3. IF IT HAPPENED IT WAS THREE DECADES AGO … Continue reading

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Vote for me! I have lucid intervals!

Kimberley Paige Barnette is running as a Republican for mayor of Charlotte, NC. Last month she participated in a candidate debate and said some noteworthy things. She didn’t love the poor, whom she said should be discouraged from coming to … Continue reading

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Sun salutations, sizeism, sexism and scumbaggery

By the end of this horrible, un-yogic apology you will be lying in savasana on your floor. (See what I did there.) THE BACKSTORY: Earlier this week, in a 20,000-member closed Facebook group for yoga teachers, a fat yoga teacher … Continue reading

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Free speech is not consequence-free speech

Dan Murphy, co-owner of a startup brewery in East Sacramento posted on his personal Facebook page about the 1/21/17 Women’s March. Who knows why he had that impulse. He shared a video and posted: “I am disgusted at all the … Continue reading

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A disgusting mouth

I was contentedly composing a post about poetry and plums. Suddenly Twitter exploded and there was slime flying everywhere. A tape from 2005 had just been released by The Washington Post. In it, radio/TV host Billy Bush was buttering up … Continue reading

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OY, VOYA

Would you like to read a case study in shitty apologies and social media implosion? You are in luck! VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) is a journal of young adult literature. It recently reviewed a novel called Run by Kody Keplinger. … Continue reading

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A day that will live in infamy – and bargains!

What were they thinking at the mattress store in San Antonio? Maybe: ‘Let’s do a funny little ad, on the cheap, for our Facebook page. Need to highlight our all-mattresses-at-twin-mattress-prices sale! Hey! The anniversary of the twin towers thing is … 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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Sorry you got hysterical over nothing

In a speech at the Republican National Convention, Melania Trump uttered some nice thoughts, including quite a few that had previously been uttered by Michelle Obama in a 2008 speech. The plagiarism was pointed out. There was commentary. People tweeted … Continue reading

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Mumfumble

A foolish candidate for Prime Minister, Andrea Leadsom thought it would help her campaign to talk to the Times (of London). No well-rehearsed platitudes for Leadsom! When interviewer Rachel Sylvester asked what the differences were between herself and leading candidate … Continue reading

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