Apologies are an under-appreciated art. Most apologies crafted in the name of public relations sound intrinsically weaselly, often because the people making them are preoccupied with saving their prior reputation rather than getting past the mistake and rebuilding trust. I was reminded of this when I read Mike Daisey’s statement following L’affaire Daisey, which I reckon I don’t need to further explain to this audience. (If you’ve just emerged from decades frozen in an ice cave, click here. Also, get a haircut. Styles have changed.)
Here is what Mr. Daisey wrote:
I apologized in this week’s episode to anyone who felt betrayed.
Did you see it? If not, I’ll explain in a moment.
Continued at Rectified.name.