British presenter and journalist Jeremy Clarkson, known from shows such as Top Gear, attracted attention this week with a controversy that may now end his career altogether. He had thereby bitten the nettle with a column in The Sun newspaper … Continue reading Jeremy Clarkson, Meghan Markle and a Non-Apology
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and former Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger came under pressure because of the abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Munich. He is accused of not having done anything about the misconduct at the time. After the … Continue reading Ratzinger’s Apology On The Abuse Scandal In Check
Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Nils Lofgren, and a number of other musicians have had their songs removed from the streaming platform Spotify, and if Twitter is to be believed, plenty of users have had their Spotify accounts closed as well. … Continue reading Spotify Controversy: Did Joe Rogan Really Apologize? No, He Didn’t!
My book Sorry Not Sorry: The Art of Not Apologizing (right now in German only) is in bookstores as of today, and to pique your interest, I want to show you the structure of non-apologies using three recent examples. Example … Continue reading Sorry Not Sorry: Laschet Laughs, Camel Driver, Juventus
Occasionally, someone messes up badly and is then forced to apologize publicly. Which, strictly speaking, is done far too rarely anyway. But even a not insignificant number of these rare apologies are, on closer inspection, not really apologies. Often we … Continue reading Pilnacek: The apology that is not an apology at all – An analysis
As little as one can foresee a pandemic, or an economic crisis, or the onset of winter in December, excitement about one’s own person is just as unpredictable. What does the public know about the burdens and duties of a … Continue reading The Art of the Non-Apology