Paula Deen Cooks Up a Half-Baked Apology

A Quick Recap: Deen was deposed in connection with a sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed against her and her brother, Earl “Bubba” Hiers, by a former employee who claims, among other things, that her employers used language in her presence that could be deemed racist. In her testimony, the 133-page transcript of which was […]

Expert: Sergio Garcia’s apology good, but incomplete.

My analysis is featured in article that just appeared in the Greensboro, NC News and Record newspaper. The topic was the sport story about Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia’s apology to legendary golfer Tiger Woods. What had Garcia said to offend Woods? Garcia was asked last week if he would invite Tiger Woods for dinner during the upcoming […]

J.C. Penney Gives a Cheap Apology to America

J.C. Penney launched a 30-second apology advertisement. This is rare. I give them credit for offering a mea culpa. However, they have much more work to do going forward. Our research showed that in order to convey sincerity to all types of listeners, public apologies should include these 5 parts: 1. Expressing regret- Saying “I’m […]

Rush Limbaugh’s Apology Lacks Excellence in Broadcasting

Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to the Georgetown University law school student he called a “slut” and “prostitute” earlier in the week. The third-year law student had testified before Democrats in favor of President Obama‘s new rule requiring employers to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control. My rating of Limbaugh’s apology: 1 out of […]

Joe Paterno and the Penn State Scandal: Accepting Responsibility?

Update: Joe Paterno died of cancer on Jan. 22, 2012. I specialize in handling offenses.  To date, the Sandusky sexual abuse scandal in Pennsylvania has been long on offenses and short on apologies.  Given the pending trial/s, I imagine the apologies will be held until any future sentencing hearing.  In the meantime, here are my […]

Weineragate: Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Apology. My Rating: 2 (out of 5) Stars

Anthony Wiener is in hot water. He sabotaged himself by sexting first privately then publicly. Next, he LIED to cover it up. Wikipedia provides this bio: Anthony David Weiner (born September 4, 1964) is the U.S. Representative for New York’s 9th congressional district. Weiner is a Democrat, and has held the office since 1999. He […]

A Bowl Full of Apologies

It started before the kickoff. Singer Christina Aguilera sang the wrong lyrics just three lines into her rendition  of our national anthem.  Her press release regarding her error has been called an ‘apology’ but to me, it sounds like an explanation and a request for understanding: “I got so caught up in the moment of […]