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Public Apologies

How To Spot The Unapologetic Apology

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

It's safe to say that Clippers soon-to-be-former owner Donald Sterling is a poster boy for how not to apologize. Surely, it can't be that hard, even if you are a multi-billionaire who likes to parade around with strange-looking chicks on your arm. (I'm sorry; that was an uncalled-for and mean remark.)

Sterling's Airball Apology

Bill McGowan | Posted 07.13.2014 | Media
Bill McGowan

There he was, slumped in his primetime hot seat, clinging to an ill-conceived game plan somebody must have given him. His so-called apology landed with all the finesse of a brick clanging off a backboard.

The Don Sterling Apology That Didn't Happen

Jacquie Jordan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Media
Jacquie Jordan

I think the opportunity to say, "I'm sorry" and "I am wrong" is much easier when it is promptly admitted, then when it becomes cemented as a legacy.

Why 2013 Was The Year Of The (Non) Apology

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

It could be argued that 2013 was the year of the public apology. While celebrity mea culpas are nothing new, it is hard to think of a year in which so...

Fujimori's So-Called Apology and the Stakes for Transitional Justice

Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland | Posted 10.26.2012 | World
Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland

This week, Alberto Fujimori, the ex-president of Peru currently in prison for crimes against humanity, released a painting he made from jail to be circulated to the public.

Bill Maher: Stop Apologizing

www.nytimes.com | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

THIS week, Robert De Niro made a joke about first ladies, and Newt Gingrich said it was “inexcusable and the president should apologize for him.” ...

Anthony Weiner, Sarah Palin and the Case Against Apology

Stanley Bing | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

Hey you, famous person now going about your business being stupid or venal or immoral or injudicious or criminal, even. When you get caught and the big, voracious media death star starts howling for your apology... stop.

Tiger Woods' Apology VIDEO & Best Affair Apologies Ever

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It happens to the best of us-- you make "transgressions," your spouse finds out, you have to apologize. Only for most of us, the apology isn't broadc...

I'm Sorry, So Sorry: Top Ten On-Air Apologies

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 10.07.2009 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

David Letterman's public apology Monday night for bad behavior is merely the latest in a long list of famous public apologies.

Breaking News: Someone Says Something; Others Offended

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Several groups are angry with something said by someone in front of some people somewhere. Someone then appeared in a highly visible public forum where he or she apologized publicly.