Thursday, April 05, 2007

a public apology to gavin newsom...

I figured the Chronicle was really the place to go to properly apologize to my boyfriend...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's your fault Spots. The media would have drawn out this story even if you hadn't said that in your post. This isn't news, anyway. He didn't go all Madonna in "Truth or Dare" on the mic. He seemed to just be joking and doing a biting thing. Drudge will run a dead racoon to get hits.

brendan said...

It drives me insane when people don't get the joke.
Beth doesn't think it's really her fault. She was KIDDING.
Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Pleeeez. Get over yourself. You are taking credit for the story? Or are you kidding? I can't tell. And I don't get the joke, if you are kidding. However, with the few comments on your site, I don't think too many people are watching or listening to you.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahaha!
Bethy, you said the first sign of fame was hate mail.
We can't stop laughing about this!

Spots said...

Anon 1: I don't think it's my fault either. I was kidding.
Brendan: You're right. I was kidding.
Anon 2: You are.
Anon 3: Oh my god, I'm so prominent...

Anonymous said...

I guess we aren't all as cool and cerebral as Brendan. Did he ever think we were joking too? Never, he's too cool for school. Go put on your chunky glasses and organic shoes and keep hating everyone.

That Chick said...

Beth Spotswood is the BEST!!!
It was and is a sign of true professionalism to apologize for making a joke...where has this happened before...oh it was Kimberly who made a joke about Gavin being hung...

BRAVO! I am envious. Now I gotta go figure out who this Jaime W. is commenting over at SFist...she called me chicky...and that don't fly!!!!

Anonymous said...

We are all "sadened" by Beth's unprofessional behavior, but have a heart guys. Was she supposed to stand by in silence and let Drudge punish her boyfriend when the real culprit was the microphone? I've seen that same mic in multiple people's faces. Everyone who's been interviewed by it has stories and knows it's bad news.

sfmike said...

We bow before Your Prominence. I thought your apology was exquisitely textured, though I did notice a bit of tongue attached to some cheek.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, Beth. Did you see this comment:

"wow, two whole comments. Maybe if he pretended to felate the microphone while riding a bike someone would care. Who the hell is beth spotswood? it sounds like a tranny stage name."

Wow. I don't know whether to be angrilly protective or really happy for you.
So many people love your work, sweetie. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, who is this Spotty Bethwood anyway? I think I caught that in Thailand once. Nothing a good dose of penicillin won't cure.

Boston said...

I'll admit I didn't know who Beth Spotswood was either. But I followed the link on the Drudge Report and am surprised that I've spent so much time exploring your blog.
You, Beth Spotswood, are a very funny writer. I've been laughing for the past hour. I don't care that I've never heard of you before or if some people don't get your jokes. I think you've got a great voice and I look forward to your next piece.
The San Francisco Chronicle was wise to hire you.
Cheers!

Eve said...

Why don't y'all leave your comments on Beth's Chronicle Blog post?! If we're ever going to get the tree-killing side of the business to hire her as a columnist (I'm working on it, I am!), I need all of you to overcome your antipathy to the Chron and represent.

xo Eve

Lisa Donatella-Williams said...

Well, Good Evening Marin County. I don't usually post on blogs, but I don't understand all the hate folks. Why are you all attacking a woman who simply spoke from the heart? Beth Spotswood is the real McCoy. Every word she's uttered in the past few weeks, inappropriate at times perhaps, has been from the dictionary. She did not mean any harm. This has been a very trying time for Beth. Who can blame her for making a bold comment on her blog. She didn't know that her words would be twisted around and picked up as a national news story. I mean what are the odds that somebody might read the San Francisco Chronicle? I'm sure that this was just an expression of frustration that she will profoundly regret. She's already made a public apology, so please put your claws away. She is deeply sorry that her words got away from her. I've never met Beth for years and she has always worked twice as hard as the next blogger to prove she's a ladies lady. From the salon given color of her hair, to killing butterflies in the park, Beth steps up firmly to any open bar in town. Hopefully very soon you will all come to realize that her postings here and in the Chronicle are not for her own promotion or monetary gain, but to inspire children in African countries like Afghanistan. If she can reach just one girl in a mosquito ridden dust hut, then she will have saved us all. Beth has already owned up to her mistake, so hopefully this particular slice of San Francisco will just back off and contemplate the immortal words of William Shakespeare who said, to error is humane, so we are Divine.
Think about it San Francisco!

sfmike said...

Dear Eve: Because our comments would be mingled with people like PC Reese and Matier & Ross and Marc Sandalow and Carolyn Blockhead and all the pet reactionaries who hang out there as if it was a right-winger's local troll site, well, you get the idea...

And lisa donatella-williams: It goes without saying that you are an Official Fountain of Wisdom. Thank you for setting us down the pathway to enlightenment. "African countries like Afghanistan" is my favorite new phrase.

Anonymous said...

They are talking about the Dan Noyes thing on the Bernie Ward show on KGO right now.

Anonymous said...

I think Drudge took the post down. I can't find it there anymore.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Beth really said anything bad about Gavin. She wishes him the best in his re-election and just wishes that Matt Drudge would leave her and Gavin alone and out of the press and let the past stay in the past. Beth is a nice girl. She does not deserve this.

Anonymous said...

Why is Matt Drudge causing all of this drama and gossip? He did a bad thing to his readers and needs to take responsibility. Beth didn't know she was geting herself into this mess in the first place and can't he see what a difficult position this is for her. It's not like she hasn't given Gavin tough love in this whole thing. What's his definition of oral sex anyway? The whole thing was just a few nothing incidents when the microphone just showed up under Gavin's mouth. Can't he see Gavin was having a crises interview with all those poles in his face? There are two sides to every fake blow job.

King Conchobar said...

I think we all know who is to blame here -- Dan Noyes. Check out noyespollution.com for the latest on Beth's BFF.

Anonymous said...

Swiss Miss was just on punk'ed with Molly Simms. She is so lame.
Gavin should date Molly. She's hot and seems nice.