But what are you sorry for?

My anxieties about the #FoxNewsFacts meme spilled over when Pete Ashton provided a really crucial critique of Emerson’s apology for the lies he pedalled on Fox News:

Worth remembering, in these complex times, that a heartfelt apology and charitable donation does not cure one of alarmist racist bigotry.

I took those thoughts to bed and unpacked them a little more over on Paradise Circus.