Tag Archives: Washington Post

20! Think about 20! Don’t think about 17!

The Washington Post headline: “A pastor admitted a past sexual incident with a teen. His congregation gave him a standing ovation.” Others also focused on the applause. “Pastor admits to ‘sexual incident’ with teen 20 years ago, gets standing ovation” … Continue reading

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The opposite of ‘whatever’

A family member heard a radio story from “The Takeaway,” with a phrase he knew would mean something to SorryWatch. In Alabama, Anthony Ray Hinton was freed from prison after 3 decades. He’d been convicted of two murders committed during … Continue reading

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My public contempt for you is a concerned, helpful contempt

Rubidoux High School is located in Jurupa Valley, California. The school “mascot” is the jaguar. The town is about 70% Hispanic or Latino, and the student body is closer to 90%, according to the Washington Post. The town’s on part … 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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Sorry if I seemed to be legally liable in any way

Ivan Oransky of Retraction Watch pointed this out to us. Retraction Watch focuses on scientific journals, with sample subject matter including spectroscopy, peptides, climate change, surgical techniques, quantum physics, and yes, surface temperatures of naked-neck chickens.  An article in the … Continue reading

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