April 17, 2012
ANDREW MALCOLM: A SURFEIT OF APOLOGIES:
Sorry to bring this up. But has anyone noticed the surfeit of apologies flying around in the current political season?
Not President Obama, of course. He went to Harvard.
But so many other Americans in public life are apologizing to each other and even to entire sectors of society. Members of the media and Congress. Political strategists. Soldiers. Almost everyone’s apologizing for something. (Scroll down for videos)
It’s the new thing the media seeks as a subsequent stage in any controversy to prolong the story if possible. Sincerity is something else. Doesn’t matter.
Read the whole thing.