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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-01-26 16:00
Subject: On that media storm
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"I am very sorry that certain comments made by me have caused offence," said Gray.
No, that's not a proper apology.

That's pushing the blame onto those offended.

What he should have said was "I am very sorry that I made certain comments that may have caused offence,"
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Sarcasticia Nitpickerson
User: tisiphone
Date: 2011-01-26 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This is the precise reason that we're warned to avoid the passive tense in writing classes. Offense does not, after all, magically cause itself.
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