Well - it seems Amanda Marcotteand Melissa McEwan have been 'handled' into apologizing for their opinions in order to retain their jobs. Personally - I was offended by John Edwards very public scolding of both women. It smacked of paternalism - not to mention disingenuousness.
Edwards states he was previously unaware of Melissa and Amanda's writing style and opinions. Well. Doesn't make him seem all that intelligent - does it? Frankly - I think it’s a crock. Either he's dumb as a box of rocks for not going over their résumés - or the phrase 'pants on fire' comes to mind. Either way - it’s Edwards who comes off looking the fool - not Amanda and Melissa. I understand their decision. To put it in the parlance of my previous profession: Do you work with Woody Allen - or tell him to go fuck himself? As my mantle is currently free of Tony and Academy Awards - its evident I chose the latter. Now - I'm not second-guessing Amanda and Melissa's choice, mind; just saying I understand it. Edwards? (rude noise) He says he was ‘personally offended’ by their previous remarks. Says Melinda and Amanda don’t live up to his idea of ‘professionalism’. However – (dramatic pause) he has, in the fullness of his heart, forgiven them (????); given them a 'second chance'. How resoundingly Christian of the fellow. And utter twaddle in my opinion. John honey – I’m ‘personally offended’ by the way you treat your employees. Second chance? Don’t think so. And you have lost much more than my respect, dearie. You have also lost my vote.