Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fun With Highlighters - Parsing The Ford Apology Rough Spots

Here is the full text of Rob Ford's apology to Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale made earlier today.

Without going into commentary on why each part could be seen as lacking the direct, sincere and unequivocal apology generally required to mitigate defamation (most of them are obvious), I simply highlighted some of the phrases that clearly take away from the apology by blaming others, or worse, continuing to sow doubt about Mr. Dale's own actions.

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