That was the name Yahoo gave to their story on the front page this morning. I read it and just rolled my eyes. How is it that these are so called "regrets"? I give some examples:
1. Sharon Stone's comment on China. Did she really say that with malice and intent? How many of you out there actually thought the same thing to yourself with all that was going on. The simple fact that even if a similar passing thought went though your mind puts you in the same boat as her. Yes, a lot of innocent people were killed, but as passionate as Sharon Stone is about certain hot button issues, it just kind of boiled over and slipped out. When I heard it, I really didn't think it was such a big deal. Am I insensitive or just not super sensitive like some people who just have a dire need to be outraged over someone in the spotlight saying something scandalous. Face it, a lot of people have that need to be outraged over something...anything! I ain't one of 'em, I have a life.
2. Hillary Clinton's remark about Obama and RFK. BIG DEAL! She made a comparison and it happened to be during the same time Teddy was in the hospital, boo hoo. Again, this was over hyped and given to a public who needed to be outraged over something...anything!
3. Rachael Ray...is this even a controversy??? What in THE Hell people? Leave my girl alone let the ad air and go buy some doughnuts. NOBODY owes anyone an apology over this matter, except those who made a big deal over it. There were a lot of people coming out on TV and in news stories showing their outrage that she wore a symbol of oppression...yeah, as we all know, that's what Rachael Ray is all about...OPPRESSION! Get over it, it's a scarf. If Vladimir Putin starts wearing Dale Jr. T-shirts, does that mean Jr. will be a symbol of tyranny? Just another example of people who need to be outraged over something...ANYTHING!(Do you see a trend here?)
Intent is the key thing here and not one of those mentioned had an intent to do harm to anyone or anything. To me this is nonsense and drivel. Anyone who saw any of these people as being worthy of scorn ought to be ashamed of themselves for being the super sensitive boob that they truly are. I am soooo tired of a trigger happy media putting out these kinds of stories then following them up with talkshow segments so they can analyze them over and over and find some hidden meaning. This week I say piss on the media and by all means...GET OVER IT!!!