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The Decline of Scandal

Matriarch Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 5:18 PM
A standard apology today does not consist of "I'm sorry I did it", not even an "I'm sorry I got caught". Generally it consists of "Too bad if anyone was offended". Thereby putting the fault on the other guy. We have learned that we have no personal responsibility for our actions.
Chries Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 6:44 PM
How 'bout, "I'm sorry you did what you did to make me do what I did! Accept my apology, or else!"
BK22 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 9:29 PM
How bout...I'm sorry but it's Bush's fault.

It's another sign of the blah times: The sordid details of our public figures' none too private scandals have grown beyond boring. By now, scandals have become as repetitive, predictable and standardized as the apologies for them. Just one more thing to be logged into the system at the end of the of the day's routine. Like answering your emails.

Oh, what ever happened to mink coats and satin sheets? Back streets and midnight rendezvous? Caviar and champagne? Or perhaps a crisp Pouilly-Fuisse served cold but never frosty, like Eva Marie Saint to Cary Grant in "North by Northwest."

But even...