His apology may be ignorant but it's hard to say.
As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough.
After I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I was in one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. It wasn’t true. I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day. I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry.
For many years, more than anything, I have wished that, with silence, I could somehow erase a story told by an immature young man. It only made me more ashamed. How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn't come clean about this?
It is to the victims of 9/11 and to the people that love them--and the people that love me--that I ask for forgiveness.
We should appreciate this kind of message. If more people with media power would confess their lies, we might collectively recover from this problem and see a more hopeful world. The flaw, of course, is if people keep tying it back to the propaganda.
Of course, we as human beings may love all fellow human beings, but isn't it a bit crude to ask forgiveness only from those that love you, and not to all the people whom you've really hurt? How about apologizing to those you've emotionally damaged by your supporting war propaganda? How about apologizing to the victims of United States wars of aggression against sovereign people as well? How about calling out the culture of lies in his industry? Thank goodness for the message, but we have a long way to go before we see true reparations for the media's crime against humanity.
Unfortunately, this henchwoman Katie Aselton completely undoes the meaning of the apology by making excuses for him and making it seem like everyone is as guilty as the media in calling for the deaths of innocent people
. What a gross attitude she has. Does she assume everyone is a genocidal maniac? Just read:
What @SteveRannazzisi did was super wrong, but If we were all held accountable for lies we told when we were none of us would be clean.
Well, forgive me for being "holier than thou" but I am pretty sure greater than 99% of the population did not
lie at all
about 9/11 and this does not make an excuse for those that did. You cannot compare the psychological, mind-targeting and traumatizing effects of propaganda
to ordinary fibs.
And then the apologist for media fakery goes even more icky when she adds:
Guys @SteveRannazzisi is a comedian. He tells jokes. He's an actor on TV. He's not running for office or raising your kids. #perspective
Except, if he's on TV talking to millions of people using
his acting skills to deceive, he must accept that he is
"raising" people big, small and fully adult who aren't aware they are being lied to. Is it only okay to call out politicians for their disgusting lies? Is everyone else with a huge media presence (arguably, even larger than that of many politicians) exempt from moral behavior? Why — because they are in an immoral profession? Because they were pressured to lie?#perspective
my foot. How about #itsokayto
for a hashtag? How about #morbidity #genocideapologist #moderncolonialism? How about #perspectiveoftherich?
A nearly reasonable apology ruined by idiotic statements from a colleague covering her own ass and the attitudes of the chronic liars she works for. Shameful.
Could it be even worse that the excuse given by his other colleague in the media Pete Davidson exposes their internal monologue about why it's okay to propagandize hundreds of millions of people around the world?
We all sometimes lie and exaggerate a story to seem cooler ...
Yeah, it totally "seems cool" to tell the most powerful military in the world to bomb, shoot up and explode innocent civilians and otherwise ruin and destroy another culture because we want to seem a little cool. In fact, it's so cool it's cold
. Self-aggrandizing jingoistic excuses for promoting what none of them has admitted is a way for them to get personal gain out of the loss of innocent life.
Don't worry, actors and actresses. Your jobs are not at stake when you "apologize" like this. Makes you look "compassionate" too. Well acted. Really "cool."