Tag Archives: New York Times

You asked. Ugh, fine. Here’s Harvey Weinstein.

As you know, on October 5, the New York Times broke the news (or rather, reported extensively on an open secret and got on-the-record confirmation from famous actresses) about years of sexual harassment claims about producer Harvey Weinstein.

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One of many creeps

Dave McClure’s apology has the catchy headline “I’m a Creep. I’m Sorry.” Sounds promising! Then 900 words calling himself creep, asshole, selfish, inexcusable, clueless, inappropriate, defensive, crappy, shallow, shitty, and one who has lost the plot. Nice. Does that mean … Continue reading

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A gross teacher “apologizes” and I need a shower

This past Sunday’s New York Times has a shudder-inducing story about a teacher at Phillips Academy who inappropriately romanced one of his students.

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My spirit animal bit my patron saint

A nice factlet about Julie Murphy. Around 2010, she was a librarian who did the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) thing that happens every November. The YA novel she wrote was Side Effects May Vary. Which eventually got published 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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At last

Hugo Solano was killed by a violent teenager. Left behind were his wife Ana Solano and their two children. When the teenager, Juan Martin Garcia, was on trial Ana Solano was asked what sentence she thought he should get.

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a sweet apology, 51 years later

The New York Times’s John Leland has a neat little story in today’s paper about a prosecutor apologizing to a defendant…a half-century after the prosecutor won his case. 

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Victim shaming, reader blaming

There was a birthday party in Berkeley, California. Thirteen guests were out on the fourth-floor balcony when its supports suddenly snapped. It collapsed onto the balcony below, pitching people onto the sidewalk 50 feet down. Four people were killed instantly. … Continue reading

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SorryWatch v. Apology Watch cage match!

In which SorryWatch winds up bleeding and blinking on the mat, staring up at the sneering face of the New York Times business section, barely remembering its own name!

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