And the saga continues. Now it's all about the "double-standard". Hysterical. I don't even want to get into the double-standard argument because it would go on for pages. Instead I want to focus on this:
"It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it,"
Let's think about that for a moment: "inexcusable." Hmmmmm. To me something inexcusable is......well......inexcusable. So if you truly believe what you did was inexcusable, why are you seeking forgiveness? Shut up, suck it up, take your lumps, and go away with your head bowed in shame. I mean if even YOU think you shouldn't be excused, then why expect us to? Unless.......?
I don't think Bee really believes what she said was inexcusable. I think she's just saying that word to appear contrite. It's a figure of speech only. Like everything today coming from all sides, it's posturing to a base to save oneself. And that's the only reason to apologize in 2018......to save yourself from a consequence. If you don't have any looming consequences or don't regard them as significant, you don't apologize. (see Trump and many on the right who never apologize for anything.) There is nothing at play here that suggests sincerity from anyone. In fact, Bee's initial remark was probably the most sincere thing out of her mouth.......it just offended some people and so she had to amend it to save her ass........which she seems to have done. (much to the chagrin of those screaming "double-standard".)
And before we claim this is all about Trump and started with him, we should admit that public name-calling is nothing new. Remember this?
Baiting and retaliation is an age-old tactic. Anger has a way of letting out the nastiness in all of us, and it seems that as a divided society, we are all pretty angry a lot of the time.