I assume you have seen the controversy about the tweet from Stephen Colbert’s / Comedy Central’s twitter account. He has apologized. He apologized because the tweet went out in his name. He says he did not tweet it himself – I believe him – and he has taken responsibility. He apologized. Comedy Central has apologized. Accept it.
We have to learn to lighten up and have the self realization we can all say or do something we regret, too. If you are not going to quickly accept someone’s apology for a mistake, don’t complain when yours is not accepted when you say or do something you regret.
Rather than focusing on the tweet, why not focus on Stephen Colbert’s quick response,an apology? Good for him.