Not on purpose

December 14, 2013

I read two NYTimes op-ed columns last night before I wrote a comment for one of them, and I did something I don’t think I’ve ever done before in the years I’ve been submitting comments to the NYTimes website:  I typed the comment into the wrong box, I posted a comment meant for one column on the comments section for the other column.

I then copied the comment into the comment box for the intended column and submitted that.

Eventually somebody removed the erroneous post, and my slightly later apology for it, which I could understand.  But apparently my apology had garnered some amount of attention before it was removed, maybe because the column in question was about apologies or non-apologies, about the use of the word “sorry.”

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