apologist apologist  /ə ˈpɑ lə dʒəst/


  • (n) a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution



  1. In her own country Bindow is regarded as an apologist for the authoritarian regime.
  2. For all their clever manipulations, the military junta could not paint the human right activist as an apologist of the West.


  1. What Can You Find Out From Metadata?

    cervesaebraciator writes "In the wake of recent revelations from Edward Snowden, apologists for the state security apparatus are predictably hitting the airwaves. Some are even 'glad' the NSA has been doing this. A major point they emphasize is that the content of calls have remained private and it is only the metadata that they're interested in. But given how much one can tell from ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  2. A thought on the PRISM program

    The huge story of the last week was the UK Guardian's revelations of massive data mining by the US government of Verizon and the outrage in its wake. Naturally, the paranoia is ramped up, as is the apologist rebuttal.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian


  1. "As long as an audience is attracted to his bigotry and politicians and pundits tolerate his racism and chauvinism to promote themselves, Don Imus will continue to be a serial apologist for prejudice," Bond said.
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Julian Bond Source: Forbes

  2. Sen. Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat who sits on the Veterans Affairs Committee, said that "we need the president to send us a serious nominee to fill the job. That means a truthful advocate for veterans, not an apologist for this...
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Patty Murray Source: Washington Post

  3. "Why," continued Cristol, "was Boston not outraged on February 27, 1978 when apologist for Israel," the CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner, stated in a letter to Senator Abourezk, "It remains our best judgment that the Israeli attack on...
    on Jul 4, 2008 By: Stansfield Turner Source: Malaysia News

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