I posted this over on pnh's journal, but here's my feelings...again.
What a nasty way to turn it back on to the people who are expressing outrage. As if it was up to us to police his behaviour all the time. As if it was hypocritical to call him on it if our outrage-o-meter hadn't pinged until now.
The other weird thing about this apology: It follows a similar pattern to the other "explanation for his behaviour" that I've read on the internet. During the Penny Arcade kerfuffle
he said he had no idea at the time that anything untoward had occured until he got home and logged onto zee interweb. (I'm willing to believe that both sides got out of hand in the PA skirmish. I heart Jerry and Mike, but they are pretty brash sometimes.) It's just the weirdness of not being able to tell that something had occured. It seems inconsistent that somebody who delighted in pushing buttons could be so unaware of when he'd pushed them.
It's not much of an apology, I'd say. But maybe I'm reading it wrong?