Armstrong Williams is one heck of a classy guy. I had the pleasure of meeting him a while back and thought the world of him. Here is an apology he ran for what was technically a conflict of interest. His TV show accepted ads about the Administration's "No Child Left Behind" program, and then he commented on it. No question, there is technically a conflict.
But in the grand scheme of things this is kind of small. Everyone knows that Armstrong has long been a supporter of school choice and that he has been so well before George W. Bush came into office. The Tribune papers dropped him, though. He made a mistake that in the minds of some, could impinge on the motives of his writing. In any case, this apology, which I feel is more than is required, shows an element of class that is often lacking. He committed a peccadillo, he confessed, and he'll be more careful next time. How refreshing.
Check the post above for the opposite.