No irony in the lifeboats, please

To: Peter, Michael

From: Duranty

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:

In Farewell, Obama Sets Red Lines That Would Pull Him Back Into Fray

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.

Posted 19.01.2017. 0 Kommentare.
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