5 ways to blow an apology

A spate of recent examples shows how not to say you’re sorry.

Ragan Insider Premium Content
Ragan Insider Content

Where to begin?

There’s the scandal over the $820,000 taxpayer-funded junket to Las Vegas in 2010 by the General Services Administration (GSA). And the even seamier “hookergate” involving members of the Secret Service (though at least they were price-conscious in their indiscretion).

There was also plenty of outrage over ill-chosen public comments last month. In an unexpected gift to the Romney campaign, progressive pundit and PR advisor Hilary Rosen managed to anger stay-at-home moms, conservatives, and even the White House with her comment about Ann Romney. Then there were the rogue remarks of unapologetic rocker and gun enthusiast Ted Nugent, whose wacky anti-Obama rant earned him a visit from the Secret Service—in a nice bit of symmetry.

To read the full story, log in.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.
Sign up today

Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.