I'm always reading articles where people are FORCED to apologize for making remarks and they always cave in. They knew what they were saying so why don't they ever stick by there words instead of caving to pressure? I've said some stuff in the past that many may not have liked but I've never taken any of it back.
The problem with this country (or your country since I don't live there ) is that people are too easily hurt. When I was growing up I always heard "sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me". It seems these people have all forgotten that and these words seem to hurt 'em more than the sticks and stones.