"It's sad, it's so sad
It's a sad, sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over
Always seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word"
Not for this president, Elton.
President Obama apologized to America for his health plan not working the way he wanted it to, and for his misguided promise to a small percentage of the people who will have to actually sign up for a better plan, but republicans and their wingnut friends will not accept it. (BTW, remember that "poor" lady with cancer who was going to die because of Obamacare? Well, not so much. In fact, a lot of people have been
Now the folks over at FOX are really confused. They demanded an apology, and now that they have one, they are scrambling in the newsroom to come up with a new meme.
I can't wait to hear it. Because wingnuts have a way of living in an alternate reality. For instance, did you know that Mitt Romney won the 2012 election by a landslide? Or that Ken Cuccinelli actually won the governor's race in Virginia?
If you live in our world you don't. But thankfully we have FOX NEWS to give us a glimpse of the other side every now and then.
Anyway, Obama isn't the only one who has been apologizing of late. Home Depot felt compelled to apologize after an ignorant and offensive tweet that was retweeted from their account.
And then there is Lara Logan and her crew over at CBS for botching a 60 Minutes report on Benghazi.
"In a humiliating retreat from a piece she had staunchly defended, "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan admitted on Friday morning that she and the news magazine had made a "mistake" in their reporting of a controversial story about the Benghazi attacks. She apologized to viewers and said "60 Minutes" will issue a correction about the reliability of one of her key sources, security contractor Dylan Davies, on its next program.
"We were wrong to put him on air," she said, adding, "We will apologize to our viewers and we will correct the record on our broadcast on Sunday night."
It emerged on Thursday that Davies, who gave Logan a hair-raising, detailed account of his actions during the 2012 attack, had previously told the FBI that he hadn't even gone to the site where it took place.
This was the second occasion where Davies had been recorded as saying that he wasn't at the scene of the crime. He had already admitted to doing so once, but CBS and Logan had firmly backed him, saying that he had lied to his employer to protect himself.
Lying to the FBI, however, is a different matter, and "60 Minutes" pulled the report and said it was "reviewing" the new information to determine whether it had been misled.
That review led to Logan's apology on Friday morning.
"The most important thing to every person at '60 Minutes' is the truth, and today the truth is that we made a mistake," she said, calling it a very "disappointing" situation.
Logan said that the emergence of the FBI was "the moment for us when we realized that we no longer had confidence in our source." She said that the show had taken the vetting of Davies "very seriously," but that he had "misled" everyone.
I never liked Lara Logan; I always felt that she was more suited for FOX NEWS than a real news company.
Please bring back some real journalists to 60 Minutes.
Poor Dan Rather caught a lot of heat for his George Bush National Guard story.
Let's see if Logan gets the same treatment for this phony story.