Whenever I hear an apology, there are two things I always ask myself:
First, do I really believe the person making the apology actually understands why he or she is issuing the apology in the first place?
And, secondly, what's the likelihood of the slip-up happening again?
Considering that, take a look at John Gibson's apology regarding the comments he made about the death of Heath Ledger:
"I'm sorry that some took my comments as anti-gay...."
Let's see here... He's sorry that people mistook his comments. He's not sorry for making the comments, he's not sorry for the hurt he's caused to Ledger's family, friends and fans. He's just sorry that people like you and me couldn't understand why we didn't share his feelings that Heath Ledger's death was so damn funny.
The fact that he's also pawning things off as "anti-gay" is an insult and a feeble attempt to find some level of simpatico among the gay-bashing troglodytes watching Fox. In other words, he's saying "See? I said a bad thing, but I'm anti-gay so all is fine and dandy because you're anti-gay too."
The funny thing is, I didn't find Gibson's comments to be anti-gay to begin with, and I'll go out on a limb and say that the majority of people disgusted by his senseless muttering probably share my feelings as well. It's one thing to broadcast your ignorance by bashing homosexuals and pissing people off and hopefully apologizing accordingly. But, it's a whole different kettle of fish to claim a man killed himself because of the stock market or Democratic presidential debate and try to pass it off as somehow being anti-gay.
So, obviously, John Gibson doesn't really understand a damn thing, and I doubt the reality of the public outrage will ever truly make it past that beaming, silver helmet of stupidity on his empty head.
Will it happen again?
Hmm... I'll let you guys wonder about that. But, I wouldn't bet against it if I were you.
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 1/25/2008 05:05:00 PM