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Mario Batali Is Sorry

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Earlier today, Forbes writer Jeff Bercovici reported that last night at the Time magazine Person of the Year debate, restaurateur Mario Batali likened the banking industry to "Stalin or Hitler," Joe and Adolf, respectively. The collective members of the banking industry did not take this well. They banned expensed lunches at all of Batali's eateries, took to Bloomberg's restaurant review pages to express their outrage and vowed not to line his pockets with another dime, while also taking shots at Mario's signature and beloved orange Crocs. Moments ago, Batali choose to take to the airwaves with a response to the backlash. While he would have received credit for kicking things up a notch with an ice cold "You won't be missed" or "Apologies...for failing to mention another luminary you remind me of, the late, great Benito Mussolini," he choose to go with this:

We cool?


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An ad in the paper will have to suffice. Barclays has made a public apology to customers and clients, saying they have “been let down” by the bank. “We are truly sorry for what has happened,” Barclays said in a advertisement published in several British newspaper today, including the Financial Times, the London-based Times and the Guardian. “You are the lifeblood of our business, and we will not allow ourselves to be distracted from what really matters -- delivering for you, day in and day out,” the statement, signed by Chairman Marcus Agius, says. “I also thank you for your business. It is our responsibility to earn the right to retain it.” Barclays Says ‘Truly Sorry’ For Letting Down Customers, Clients [Bloomberg] Barclays Makes Public Apology [HIC]