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Friday, August 19, 2005

I'm sorry you're stupid

What happened to real apologies? The latest version of the non-apology apology that you might be aware of is the one from NARAL. These are the folks that put up a very misleading ad about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, which made him look like he supported abortion clinic bombings.

Well it came out that while the facts of the ad were correct, NARAL made a huge leap in their argument and that really their ad was false in its premise and NARAL came under pressure to remove their ad, which they did.

But did they apologize for playing fast and loose with the facts? No, not really. They apologized for the fact that the public "misunderstood" their ad. Look when you basically lie you bet people can misunderstand things. You should apologize for the lie, not for the fact that people did not see your lie for what it was. And let me add here that I am a supporter of a woman's right to choose.

This just points to the bigger issue that no apologizes for anything. They were misquoted or the audience did not understand what they meant. It is really insulting that people/organizations take no responsibility for their statements and try to shift the burden of understanding to the audience. When you lie, or make deceiving statements, it is your responsibility to take the heat and not try to shift the blame to your audience.

By the way, if you don't like this entry, you have misunderstood my point and I can't be responsible for that.


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