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The Easy Guide To Public Non-Apologies

They’re a sorry lot but they’re not apologising. The last few weeks has seen a procession of high-profile blokes, feet firmly in mouths, making the sort of comments it would be good to think belong in the sixties. The eighteen sixties that is. More evolved men must surely be mortified at the latest outpourings of Alan Jones and his ilk.

Some offenders doggedly avoid any penitence altogether. Others, backed into a corner, do their utmost to perform damage limitation without admitting any wrongdoing.

The non-apologies have their own language involving an intricate verbal dance designed to distract, confuse and evade. Some also like to invoke fear of the country being overtaken by rampaging hordes of left-wing feminists (apparently that would be bad). To save everyone having to decipher the same old statements, here’s a quick reference guide.

Says Means
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Baby Boomer ex pat in azia for 10 years. Male. Now in Melbourne for chemotherapy.

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