Michelle Goldberg’s faux-pology to Ann Romney


After Michelle Goldberg compared Ann Romney’s praise for mothers to that of history’s worst totalitarian dictators and faced a huge Twitter backlash, she is back with a supposed apology. Of course, she isn’t apologizing to Ann Romney. No, she’s apologizing to liberals.

I’m truly sorry to have given the right a pretext for another tedious spasm of feigned outrage. I’m especially sorry if I’ve done anything to strengthen the conservative myth that liberals disdain motherhood.

Naturally, conservative tweeps didn’t like Goldberg’s fake apology nonsense.

Ya know what reminds ME of Hitler and Stalin? National Socialism and International Socialism. Crazy, huh? #tcot #p2 @michelleinbklyn

— Cardinal ACK! (@megapotamus) May 15, 2012

Michelle Goldberg doubles down on obnoxious comments http://t.co/LaVa67bm via @thedailybeast

— Moira Fitzgerald ن (@Moira1987) May 15, 2012

@thedailybeast The 'very qualified apology' from @michelleinbklyn is nothing but more Lib pandering. http://t.co/Jyn73ovI @AnnDRomney

— Melissa (@PennyDreadful81) May 15, 2012

In “Apology,” @MichelleInBklyn Stands by Romney-Nazi Comparison; But it ‘Wasnt Worth the Aggravation it Caused’ http://t.co/9AxHT13V

— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) May 15, 2012

@michelleinbklyn You're not sorry for what you said, just that ppl are calling you out for it. Be honest & own what you said. #fakeapology

— Heather (@hmfearny) May 15, 2012

It really is sad that you would compare being a mother to someone who killed 6 million Jews, blacks & homosexuals #p2 #tcot @michelleinbklyn

— Tim McCormack (@MrTimMcCormack) May 15, 2012

@Newsweek writer @michelleinbklyn compare @AnnDRomney to Hitler & Stalin http://t.co/m0WVSB9f next week she will decry nasty campaigns

— Huckleberry Friend (@portdauphin) May 15, 2012

Of course, liberal tweeps had a very different take on Goldberg’s faux-pology. Apparently, comparing Ann Romney’s op-ed to Nazi propaganda makes her a progressive feminist hero of some sort. ‘Cuz wimmin rule!

@michelleinbklyn @UpWithChris Appreciate your article & for not apologizing to AR. Thank you for standing up for women again.

— Janet West (@Jawst4) May 15, 2012

Well, hell. If the shoe fits, don't apologize. Michelle Goldberg on the Ann Romney Hitler Tempest http://t.co/RIJ0hWvi via @thedailybeast

— AraneaeNoir (@RenagadeGirl) May 15, 2012

Great piece, Michelle. *fistbump* MT @michelleinbklyn I'm actually really sorry about what I said on @UpWithChris http://t.co/mJOUGkhB

— Alison Rose (@alisonrose711) May 15, 2012

Whew! You go! :clap:RT@michelleinbklyn: I'm actually really sorry about what I said on @UpWithChris: http://t.co/oeisBYjZ

— Hillary Kwiatek (@hillarykwiatek) May 15, 2012

. @michelleinbklyn These lying fakers from the RW deserve to be hung out to dry, and you are doing it perfectly. Excellent. Keep it coming.

— UV (@UltraVerified) May 15, 2012

@michelleinbklyn is now a role model of mine. You guys should definitely follow her!

— freaking out (@lildavidbarraza) May 15, 2012

A Twitter humorist brings everything full circle:

You know who else refused to apologize? http://t.co/j13haUz5

— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 15, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/14/michelle-goldbergs-faux-apology-to-ann-romney/

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