No, I haven’t watched the interviews yet, because nothing Benny says, no words, no quivering chin, no tears are going to change how I feel about him. Continual, consistent, persistent, unchanging, other such synonyms for unvarying ACTIONS over a period of time, however, will.
And no, I haven’t given him any points for granting the interviews to the local media rather than the national media because if I was Benny’s PR strategist, I’d have told him to do the exact same thing because 1. it give the appearance that he cares more about what his city thinks about him versus the rest of the world (maybe he does) and 2. it’s easier to massage how an interview with a local outlet is conducted versus a national outlet. Two birds, one stone. Hope they were pigeons.
So, no, haven’t watched them, but I probably will eventually when I can do it without rolling my eyes at him. This P-G poll, while unscientific, seems to show that there is still a highly unfavorable opinion of Ben even after his interviews.
Having not watched them, I can’t comment on what was said, but I want to say this:
Of course he’s contrite. Did they think he was going be all, “SALLY WIGGIN!!! [ass slap] Bitch, TAKE MY SHOTS!!!!!”
Well, that’s just an SNL skit waiting to be written.