Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hillary and Newsmax is one of my favorite haunts on the web. I think their coverage of the 2008 election and other politics is superb. I think they are one of the best non-biased news sources out there, even though people might disagree. But in a recent article, "Hillary Apologizes to Black Voters" ( , they disappointed me.

Hillary didn’t apologize to anyone at all. She said, and they state in the article, “''I want to put that in context. You know I am sorry if anyone was offended. It was certainly not meant in any way to be offensive. We can be proud of both Jesse Jackson and Senator Obama.” That’s not an apology by my book, nor should it be by anyone else’s. She said she was sorry if anyone was offended, not that she was sorry for her actions. It was an un-apology. It was a in-your-face, I-wasn’t-wrong-you-were, poor excuse for an “apology”. (Not to mention, I have heard this EXACT quote from her before verbatim. How honest is that, to recycle an old “apology”.) And Newsmax accepted it as such, and even called it an apology, “Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did something Wednesday night that she almost never does. She apologized. And once she started, she didn't seem able to stop.”
Call it like it is. Don’t sugarcoat it. They don’t do it for anyone else, why do it for Hillary? Next time I need to apologize to someone, I'd like to say "I'm sorry you were offended" and see how well they take it. I'd be willing to bet they wouldn't take it well.

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