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  •  I'm still trying to figure out... (0+ / 0-)

    why Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan had to apoogize.

    Politicians and diapers need to be changed frequently -- often for the same reason.

    by KnowVox on Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 01:13:16 PM PST

    •  If I remember correctly (0+ / 0-)

      At least it was one of those "I apologize if I was misinterpreted" kinds of apologies.  

    •  Oh... maybe it was (0+ / 0-)

      the reference to the "hot, white sticky Holy Spirit" that led to the Virgin Mary's pregnancy - a phrase which, at the very least, offended Amanda's new boss.

    •  Some of their comments could be construed as (0+ / 0-)

      offensive at worst and inflammatory at best.(Which isn't to say that I don't disagree with the idea that the notion that the Catholic position on birth control and on homosexual relationships is archaic and wrong cuz I do) I am not an overly "religious" individual and I thought that some of it was over the top. Most of what they did seemed to focus on what they considered poor and archaic policy choices that are part and parcel of Catholic dogma. However, I imagine that having the value system of the religion you practice and believe in attacked, especially in the tone that was presented could be seen as offensive. A little more decorum and a little less hype would probably have made a little less exciting read but it would have generated a lot less controversy.

      I have mixed feelings on his idea to retain these individuals. The bad side is that inflammatory language often closes minds rather than opens them. The good side is that it tells me that while Edwards didn't like the tone of their rhetoric that he recognizes the value of individuals who aren't going to simper when it comes to being attacked.

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