Never apologize; never explain. Digby examines the role Lisa DePaulo played in accusing a public figure of murder, and even now, refusing to take responsibility for her error:

Gary Condit was no angel. He committed adultery and didn't rush to tell anyone about it when she went missing. So, Lisa DePaulo and her pals worked themselves up into a frenzy and determined that he was her killer. And they destroyed him. To this day, DePaulo, self-appointed protector of adult women everywhere who choose to have affairs with married men, feels perfectly justified in doing it.

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