In its October 22 edition, The Economist issues An Apology to Rachid Ghannouchi.
The magazine restated two comments it made the previous week. I’m not tracking the backstory, but am interested in what is happening in Tunisia. I’m don’t understand the implications of the statements, but guess there are some major side issues. However, the magazine then says they were wrong.
We accept that neither of these statements is true: Mr Ghannouchi has expressly said that he accepts the Code of Personal Status; and he never threatened to hang Ms bin Salama.
No quibbling. No ‘we were misunderstood.’ No ‘we misstated our idea.’
Simply we were wrong.
We apologise to him unreservedly.
None of that ‘we are sorry you were offended’ stuff.
Just ‘we apologize.’
See some related posts on apologizing:
- How not to apologize – the Cooks Source web page
- Published interview with editor of Cooks Source – more lessons learned
- Cooks Source claims to be victim of copyright infringement
- Introduction to Cooks Source fiasco – Plagiarism, “going viral” on steroids, Internet justice, good entertainment, and lessons-to-be-learned – all in one story