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When newspaper editors are idiots

An editor in North Carolina wrote a column apologizing for an earlier satirical column.

Here's an excerpt from his apology.

“I'd intended for Vern to represent a universal hick: a mountain hillybilly in Washington state or eastern Ohio, a cornshucker in Nebraska, a sodbuster in Illinois, all places I have lived and know well.”

Mountain hillbilly in Washington state?

How would you apologize to plants?

Suppose your routine gets disrupted for one reason or another.

And, as a consequence, you forget to water the house plants for an unacceptably long period of time.

What would you say to them (after giving them all a big drink, of course)?

A) “I apologize unreservedly.” B) “I have made you question who I am and how I could have done the things I did.” C) “Mistakes were made.” D) “It's me, not you.” E) Other. 

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