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‘So taken out of context’


Lisa Raitt sits for her first interview since the unpleasantness. Meanwhile, Doug Bell attempts to parse her earlier apology.

Look carefully at the choice of words and syntax: “Personally communicate,” “regret for wording I used in a private discussion,” “my intent was certainly not to show any disrespect,” “it’s clear that these remarks have been interpreted in that way.” These words are to plain speaking as Kryptonite is to Superman. How about: “I apologize for my offensive remarks”?