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Friday, January 31, 2014

Apology Porn: The Week in Mea Culpas

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 3:29 PM

The Iowa GOP apologizes for an offensive Facebook page that depicted a flow chart entitled, "Are You Racist?" (For example, in answer to the question, "Are you white?" the arrow would point to "Yes, I'm a racist.")

Michigan Republican National Committee member Dave Agema apologizes for grievously insulting gays and Muslims.

Arizona State University fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon apologizes for attending a distasteful Martin Luther King Jr. day party which included "racist stereotypes and offensive costumes."

Rapper Macklemore apologizes to Kendrick Lamar for winning the "best rap album" Grammy instead of him.

CNN apologizes for a report which made it appear like Hillary Clinton was laughing about the death of four Americans in Benghazi.

Venture capitalist Tom Perkins apologizes for comparing the treatment of wealthy people in America to the Nazis' persecution of the Jews.

Republican Rep. Michael Grimm apologizes for threatening to throw a reporter over the edge of a balcony.

A Utah school district apologizes for a school lunch lady who threw away students' food because they had an outstanding balance on their lunch accounts.

MSNBC apologizes to the RNC for a tweet which inferred that Republicans hate biracial kids.

The Georgia governor apologizes for the state's lack of preparation during this week's three-inch snowstorm which stopped the city dead in its tracks.

A blogger apologizes for staging a fashion shoot in an LA Jewish mausoleum.

A South Carolina "protective window covering" company apologizes for using a picture of the shot-up Sandy Hook Elementary school in their advertising.

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