After Michelle Goldberg compared Ann Romney’s praise for mothers to that of history’s worst totalitarian dictators and faced a huge Twitter backlash, she is back with a supposed apology. Of course, she isn’t apologizing to Ann Romney. No, she’s apologizing to liberals.
I’m truly sorry to have given the right a pretext for another tedious spasm of feigned outrage. I’m especially sorry if I’ve done anything to strengthen the conservative myth that liberals disdain motherhood.
Naturally, conservative tweeps didn’t like Goldberg’s fake apology nonsense.
— Cardinal ACK! (@megapotamus) May 15, 2012
— Moira Fitzgerald ن (@Moira1987) May 15, 2012
— Melissa (@PennyDreadful81) May 15, 2012
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) May 15, 2012
— Heather (@hmfearny) May 15, 2012
— Tim McCormack (@MrTimMcCormack) May 15, 2012
— Huckleberry Friend (@portdauphin) May 15, 2012
Of course, liberal tweeps had a very different take on Goldberg’s faux-pology. Apparently, comparing Ann Romney’s op-ed to Nazi propaganda makes her a progressive feminist hero of some sort. ‘Cuz wimmin rule!
— Janet West (@Jawst4) May 15, 2012
— AraneaeNoir (@RenagadeGirl) May 15, 2012
— Alison Rose (@alisonrose711) May 15, 2012
— Hillary Kwiatek (@hillarykwiatek) May 15, 2012
. @michelleinbklyn These lying fakers from the RW deserve to be hung out to dry, and you are doing it perfectly. Excellent. Keep it coming.
— UV (@UltraVerified) May 15, 2012
@michelleinbklyn is now a role model of mine. You guys should definitely follow her!
— freaking out (@lildavidbarraza) May 15, 2012
A Twitter humorist brings everything full circle:
You know who else refused to apologize? http://t.co/j13haUz5
— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 15, 2012