To: Peter, Michael
Subject: End-of-world irony
On the day before the world-as-we-know-it ends, I found today’s headline to be shockingly insensitive:
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and PETER BAKER
We need to be careful not to disturb the image we have created of a man who means what he says, at least while he’s saying it. Going forward, let’s ditch the “red line” metaphor. It just triggers painful memories—not to mention terrorist attacks and all that sort of thing.