WBEZ | Apologies http://www.wbez.org/tags/apologies Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en All-apology issue: The Onion, 'Daily Show' suck it up http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/all-apology-issue-onion-daily-show-suck-it-105756 <p><p><em>A &#39;sorry&#39; blog post:</em></p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Screen%20shot%202013-02-25%20at%2011.44.23%20PM.png" style="float: right; height: 218px; width: 294px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid;" title="" /></p><p><strong>&#39;CRUDE AND OFFENSIVE ... SENSELESS, HUMORLESS ...&#39;&nbsp;</strong>That&#39;s the way <em>The Onion</em>&nbsp;CEO Steve Hannah describes <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/nico-lang/2013-02/offensive-onion-tweet-headlines-hostile-ugly-sexist-oscar-night-105727" target="_blank">a tweet about young Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis</a> during Sunday&#39;s ceremonies -- a tweet <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/02/25/sophomoric-satire-slapped-down-on-social-media/1947123/" target="_blank">taken down within an hour</a>, followed Monday morning by Hannah&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-onion-apologizes,31434/" target="_blank">apology promising &quot;immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible.&quot;</a><br />* <em>American Journalism Review</em> editor: Apology &quot;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/rieder/2013/02/25/quvenzhan-wallis-onion-oscars-academy-awards-tweet/1947413/" target="_blank">was spot on</a>.&quot;<br />* Might that apology now cast&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/02/the-onion-apology-quvenzhane-wallis/62493/" target="_blank">a chilling effect on <em>The Onion</em>&#39;s humor</a>?<br />* <em>New York Times</em> media critic: &quot;<em>Onion</em> to writers: Tweet incredibly edgy, funny stuff. <a href="https://twitter.com/carr2n/statuses/306087130499796993" target="_blank">If you go over the line, we&#39;ll just slide you under the bus</a>.&quot;<br />* <em>Onion</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/thing-x-parody-onion-quvenzhane-apology_n_2761254.html" target="_blank">apology satirized</a> by <a href="http://www.thingx.tv/" target="_blank">Thing X</a>, founded by ex-<em>Onion</em> staffers and Cartoon Network&#39;s &quot;Adult Swim&quot;: &quot;<a href="http://www.thingx.tv/articles/thing-x-apologizes-2287/" target="_blank">Rest assured that from this day forward, nothing will matter to us more than your comfort</a>.&quot;<br />* <em>Salon: </em>&quot;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2013/02/26/twitters_unstoppable_humor_police_were_all_hate_watchers_now/" target="_blank">Is social media too tough on political incorrectness? Ask Seth MacFarlane</a>.&quot;<br />* <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/us/politics/how-producers-got-michelle-obama-for-the-oscars.html?_r=1&amp;adxnnl=1&amp;adxnnlx=1361855483-Hh8bbfnnRfQGXLD+U8wHnA&amp;gwh=66FD85D01E8AF01F48DF4401DCC0A3DF" target="_blank">How producers got Michelle Obama</a> to present an Oscar.</p><div style="background-color:#000000;width:512px;"><iframe align="right" frameborder="0" height="144" longdesc="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-february-25-2013/the-more-you-molpus" scrolling="no" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:cms:video:thedailyshow.com:424128" width="256"></iframe></div><p><strong>&#39;THE DAILY SHOW&#39; APOLOGIZES, TOO. </strong>Jon Stewart last night regretted having &quot;<a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-february-25-2013/the-more-you-molpus" target="_blank">randomly slammed a dude because ... he had a funny name like Dick Molpus</a>,&quot; using him as &quot;an avatar for casual bigotry,&quot; when in fact Molpus has endured death threats during &quot;a long and distinguished record of speaking out for civil rights.&quot;<br />* Mississippi investigative reporter: <a href="http://blogs.clarionledger.com/jmitchell/2013/02/22/note-to-jon-stewart-why-not-invite-dick-molpus-and-constance-slaughter-harvey-to-appear-on-your-show/" target="_blank">Invite Molpus on the show</a>.</p><p><strong>&#39;MOST INCREDIBLE NEWSPAPER APOLOGY EVER.&#39;</strong> That&#39;s how media watcher Jim Romenesko describes a &quot;Note to Readers&quot; from a North Carolina paper groveling before &quot;<a href="http://jimromenesko.com/2013/02/25/paper-apologizes-for-gun-records-request/" target="_blank">everyone we unintentionally upset with our public records request</a> ...&quot;<br />* <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> columnist calls apology &quot;<a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/Murphy-NC-is-where-American-journalism-went-to-die.html" target="_blank">embarrassing, snivling</a> [sic].&quot;&nbsp;<br />* <em>Boing Boing</em> calls it &quot;awe-inspiring work, <a href="http://boingboing.net/2013/02/25/newspaper-publisher-apologizes.html" target="_blank">even by established standards of smalltown media obsequiousness</a>.&quot;</p><p><strong>&#39;INAPPROPRIATE AND TO SOME DEGREE OFFENSIVE.&#39; </strong>That description by a suburban mayor of <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/north-chicago-hit-brochure-some-find-offensive" target="_blank">a police brochure displaying black stereotypes</a> falls short of <a href="http://newssun.suntimes.com/18477140-417/african-american-police-protest-north-chicago-presentation.html" target="_blank">the apology demanded by some veteran black cops</a>.<br />* New York state lawmaker <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/25/us/new-york-lawmaker-blackface/index.html" target="_blank">apologizes for blackface costume</a>.<br />* Pennsylvania mayor <a href="http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/21346776/in-statement-mayor-a" target="_blank">apologizes for his ejection from high-school wrestling tournament</a>.</p><hr /><p><em><strong>SORRY TO TROUBLE YOU WITH THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* Looking for the most recent WBEZ Meyerson News Quiz? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/tags/news-quiz" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.</em></p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/all-apology-issue-onion-daily-show-suck-it-105756