It been a big month for apologies in the news. And for me, I’m always curious to give them a closer look. Is the person really sorry? Or is it just lip service?
The big one this month was from now former governor of New Your Andrew Cuomo. He gave an almost 12 minute speech defending himself against a report that found he was responsible for multiple incidents of sexual harassment in his office.
While I’m no fan of his reported behavior, I had to chuckle at this part of his talk as he was addressing one of his accusers:
My thought is that he’s reading a speech he likely didn’t write. He sounds like a robot and that indicates lack of connection to what’s coming out of his mouth. Overall in his entire speech, there’s a stunning lack of emotion. And true apologies come with real emotion, usually sadness. His overall message: I’m not sorry.
And I found one more for you as I watched CBS Sunday Morning’s story about the 50 year anniversary of Crosby, Stills Nash and Young’s album. They were known for not getting along at the time of recording their album and they still don’t today. Check out this clip of David Crosby. Do you think he regrets saying the things he said? Why or Why not?
I’m looking for 3 clues. The first 3 people who get all the answers will get a copy of my book How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft. I’ll mail it if you’re in the US or send an e-book anywhere else.
Just a bit of news:
It’s the 50th episode milestone for my podcast. So I rebranded it podcast to match my TV series. It’s now called Truth, Lies and Coverups. This let us add some fun segments and expand just a bit. You’ll get a kick out of it. It’s available anywhere you get podcasts so give it a listen and subscribe.