Tag Archives: San Francisco Chronicle

When the Army takes your mother’s side

In one of those “One Hundred Years Ago” columns newspapers sometimes run, SorryWatch came across an interesting 1917 account of a soldier, Thomas J. Ryan, whose mother was having a hard time letting go. Ryan was stationed at the Presidio … Continue reading

Posted in Non-apologies | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bad Apologies, Media Apologies, Sorry If | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Demon Perkins

Billionaire businessman Tom Perkins wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal. He used an attention-grabbing comparison. “…I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive … Continue reading

Posted in Non-apologies, Sorry If | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Funky chicken

Earlier in October, the USDA figured out where people were getting a nasty kind of salmonella. It’s resistant to many antibiotics. So far, 338 cases have been reported, and 40% of those people had to be hospitalized. It’s called Salmonella … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Apologies, Corporate Apologies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

He’s very sorry he did it, and he’s pleading not guilty

After the Giants won the 2012 World Series on October 29th, many citizens went out into the streets of San Francisco to whoop and dance and chant and high-five one another. One man also expressed his excitement by smashing in … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Apologies, True Crime Apologies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment