Right-wing radio host Alex Jones admitted he "mischaracterized" Chobani when he posted negative messages to social media. Chobani had sued Jones for false and defamatory comments when Jones wouldn't remove posts or retract the comments. You may remember Jones for the "Pizzagate" hoax, which linked Hillary Clinton with a child sex ring at a restaurant.
This time, Jones posted on Twitter, "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists."
Jones issued this apology, and the case is said to be closed. @SorryWatch posted this commentary on the writing. Passive voice is useful for avoiding responsibility.
- What examples of passive voice do you see in this paragraph?
- How would you rewrite Alex Jones' apology if he wanted to take responsibility?