The Art of Fauxpology

Between the Super-Cells of information (News) we have at our fingertips today, truth is one of the hardest things to disseminate, or uncover. As a 55 year old life-long resident of the U.S., I couldn’t even dream of offering a conclusive numeral for the sheer number of times I’ve seen/heard/read these faked apologies.

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Fauxpology: The art of offering a faked apology to express remorse, without sincerity.

Between the Super-Cells of information (News) we have at our fingertips today, truth is one of the hardest things to disseminate, or uncover. As a 55 year old life-long resident of the U.S., I couldn’t even dream of offering a conclusive numeral for the sheer number of times I’ve seen/heard/read these faked apologies.

I’m reminded of George Carlin, where he spoke to the National Press Club on the use of “soft words”, used to mask, cover-up or shield a person’s involvement, responsibility and/or guilt.

While the use of soft words/language isn’t necessarily an indication of wrong-doing or malice, their progression into fauxpologies is astounding in all levels of society. 

We’re all accustomed to children offering fauxpologies (to avoid discipline) but when it comes to the adult usage, the increase in levels of creativity and insincerity is beyond pandemic.

While this reality of/in the use of fauxpologies is recognized by most of us, many will sacrifice their own morals, principles, ethics, values, etc… when it comes time for them to use fauxpologies themselves, or when they support others in using them.

Politicians, Preachers, and Special Interests are where we see the majority of these in public life. Turn on your radio, television, cell phone or your computer, or pick up the daily newspaper; and on a daily basis, you’ll find somebody lying through their teeth, doing their best to deny any direct responsibility for their own words and/or actions, but latter attempting these fauxpologies.

Over and over and over again, we see actor/actress, sports figure, celebrity, politician, preacher, teacher, cop, judge, lawyer, newspaper/TV reporter/journalist/anchor, etc… caught in various scandals, only to begin their initial address to the public, in some form of adamant denial, eventually followed up by their own fauxpology.

A most recent rash of these faked apologies is now streaming towards viral sensation, in the wake of Nathan Phillips being discovered to have lied about being a Vietnam Veteran.

In source after source on an internet search, you can find numerous offices, agencies and/or other special interest connected entities, offering half-assed apologies, in trying to re-word Mr. Phillip’s claim to being a Vietnam Veteran.

Though I’m sure it will vanish from the internet soon (And though it was painful to sit through) I’ve watched a 36 minute video where Mr. Phillips openly claims to being a “Vietnam Veteran”, later stating “I don’t talk much about MY Vietnam Times”, but the Liberal/Leftist apology special interests and media are attempting to backtrack their own statements, and those of others who lied through their teeth in defending this fraud.

The man said “I am a Vietnam Veteran” but look at how some sources are offering what they call a correction/retraction/apology…

The Washington Post attempted a cover story by deflecting blame from Mr. Philips for his false statement about being a Vietnam Veteran – “Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War. Phillips served in the U.S. Marines from 1972 to 1976 but was never deployed to Vietnam

National Review parroted this delusion even further in reporting of this Washington Post fauxpology, with a headline introducing it as “WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam Vet”

So “WaPo” initially tries to “take the hit” by blaming their initial reports, rather than simply stating Mr. Phillips had intentionally lied about being a Vietnam Vet.

The “Detroit Free Press” also got in on their own half-assed correction, by stating their need to “Clarify” (If my statements need clarifying, I’ll do the clarifying myself) Mr. Phillips original statements by deferring to an anonymous “U.S. Marines spokesperson” to indicate “Phillips is a Vietnam-era veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from May 1972 to May 1976 and did not deploy to a war zone”. Even in this issuing of a faked “clarification”, we were fed another lie.

Not only was Mr. Phillips never deployed “to a war zone”, he was never deployed outside the United States.

Even good old “Snopes” had to get in on the act in trying to cover for this magnanimous lie of Mr. Phillips – Their posted articles asks “Did Nathan Phillips Falsely Claim He Was a Vietnam Veteran?

Yes, Yes, a thousand times YES!

Even though he succinctly stated “I am a Vietnam Vet”; and much like the “Detroit Free Press”, “WaPo” and numerous other entities, they snag another sound-byte from that same video (and subsequent interviews with Mr. Phillips) I watched, where Mr. Phillips also says “MY Vietnam Times”, in an effort to twist the complete lie, into a simple misunderstanding of what Mr. Phillips had “intended”.

Snopes goes on to say the “Claim” is that “Nathan Phillips falsely claimed to be a U.S. military veteran who served in the Vietnam War” but offer their “Rating” of such as “Unproven” and add:

Snopes Asks: – What’s True

“Native American activist Nathan Phillips said he served in the U.S. Marines and told news outlets that he was a “Vietnam-times” or “Vietnam-era” veteran”

This may very well be what he told “reporters” but I saw a video where he said he was a Vietnam Veteran, so this is only partially true.

This completely omits his actual declaration that he was a Vietnam Veteran.

Snopes Asks: – What’s False

“Contrary to what multiple news reports initially stated, Nathan Phillips was not deployed to Vietnam at any time during his military service”

Notice the blame-shifting again? “to what multiple news reports initially stated”, but wait a minute; what they initially stated, is what Mr. Phillips himself had already stated, at least once with the video I watched. Their addition of “Nathan Phillips was not deployed to Vietnam at any time during his military service” would have been fine, had it included “contrary to statements made by Mr. Phillips himself”, but that would be real and true unbiased reporting, and we don’t have that in today’s Mainstream Media.

Whether the child who falsely says “I’m sorry”, or the married adulterous spouse, to the Catholic Priest pedophile, to even our immoral and corrupt media; unless someone is simply a cold-hearted narcissist, the motivation behind the offering of these fauxpologies, is fear, or outright deceit.

I am 55 years old, but I can remember a time before the internet, where our news reporters and journalists, were our Social Justice Warriors, but as George Carlin himself would point out “Today SJW is any idiot walking down the street, with an opinion”

The Mainstream Media institution in America (And over much of the world) has fully transitioned from being society’s true SJW’s, to full time Activist whorish mouthpieces, who sell their morals, principles, values, ethics and their souls, read from a script/teleprompter, collect a check and go home.

They can’t even issue genuine apologies to the public any more, without another “slant” in their words.

Today’s Mainstream Media lies at will, and knows the majority of the public aren’t going to do a thing about it. Facts are not important in light of the Leftist narratives, so they can say whatever they wish, make up any facts they need; and if they do need to apologize/write a retraction, it’s only trying to save face.

Denzel Washington said it quite nicely in an interview when asked about the “Media”

“the need to be first, not even to be true anymore.”

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed,”

“In our society, now it’s just first — who cares, get it out there. We don’t care who it hurts. We don’t care who we destroy. We don’t care if it’s true,”

“Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including BS.”

Nathaniel Phillips served approximately 4 years in the U.S. Marines, as a Private, who went AWOL more than once, and was “Discharged” but not “Honorably” as much of the Fake News (Special Interests)  are reporting.

How he claimed he was spit on and called a baby killer when he “came home” is another lie, as he was never deployed outside America.

Do your own research and stop being led around by this festering cesspool of slime, called the public (Mainstream) media.

© 2019 J.W. Bowers