Awful Email Fail: Apologies of the Week
Including a prominent wife's sexist slam of a female reporter
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2015 2:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – The week's headline-making public apologies include one over a lewd tweet and another over an HIV clinic's goof:

  • Not so classy: "I deeply apologize for the disparaging remarks about an ESPN reporter on my personal Twitter account. The comment was unfounded and inappropriate."—Jessica McCloughan, wife of the Washington Redskins GM, after she wondered in a lewd tweet how many sexual acts a female reporter had to provide to get a particular story.
  • Email fail: "We are so sorry this has happened."—56 Dean Street, a London HIV clinic, after it inadvertently revealed the names of hundreds of patients by including them in a group email.
  • So confusing: "At the end of the day, I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions, but there are answers to all these questions."—Hillary Clinton, apologizing for her email mess, but not for her email server.

  • Play ball: "I am sorry our league had to endure this. I don’t think it has been good for our sport—to a large degree, we have all lost. I am also sorry to anyone whose feelings I may have hurt as I have tried to work to resolve this situation."—Tom Brady, on Facebook, after his court victory in Deflategate.
  • Too what? "I'm really sorry my comments about Idris Elba have caused offence."—Anthony Horowitz, author of the new James Bond novel, after he said black actor Elba was "too street" to play Bond.