After saying that liberal academics should be “taken out and shot” and then going on an extended tirade when Right Wing Watch dared to criticize him for it, ranting about how those horrible “leftists” were trying to silence him and call him names, Austin Ruse has “apologized” for causing problems for others.
I deeply regret and apologize for using the expression “taken out and shot” on the Sandy Rios Show this week. It was not intended to be taken literally. I have dedicated my life and career to ending violence. I regret that these poorly chosen words are being used to attack my friends at American Family Radio and American Family Association.
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
Yeah, that’s what I thought. Funny, there’s almost no mention of violence on the C-FAM website. It’s all abortion, birth control, those evil gay people, blah blah blah. And most amusingly, there’s a section on “human rights,” by which they obviously mean the human right to discriminate against gay people.
Here’s what a real apology looks like: “I’m very sorry for what I said. It was wrong to say and I should not have said it. I will not say it again.” Not “I regret that my words are being used to attack me and others” or “I regret that people took me literally.”