Friday, January 25, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] The Art of The Apology...

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


  1. The non-apology apology is always special. You might like Dr. Will's rant about the insanity of the media lately:


  2. At last another human disgusted by those who can not seem to apologize 100 percent. I enjoy reading your thoughts.

  3. Hell you should've heard the interview with that nutcase Shirley Phelps.  I'd heard about her and her father's "church" when they protested soldiers funerals but I honestly try not to listen when those people come on.  It's just going to piss me off and there's nothing I can do about it.  Today I'd had enough and put her rant on my blog so that others can hear what a self righteous bitch this woman really is.  It's awful to think that she feels that God caused 9/11 because we are sinning.  (may not bother me as much as worshippers... I'm an atheist but I still ponder what God is to people who believe and I don't think THAT'S what they want their God to portray) These people are all idiots with a microphone.  

  4. Dont you just want to hang the guy by his gonads and listen to him squeek? People like him with self importance written all over them, end up lonely old men with no one who gives a damn to their demise. Personally I don't think anyone should die alone, but this guy I seriously don't think anyone would notice if he did. (Hugs) Indigo

  5. Wouldn't it be easier to just close down Fox, then nobody would have to appologise?