Friday, February 6, 2015

Brian Williams (5)

I object to what Williams did not because I believe soldiers are all heroes ordinary people can never match, but because it is a sad, mistaken view that only certain jobs are real, and only certain sorts of actions count as heroic, and only imitating someone can show real admiration. Think about getting ready for a live newscast. How terrifying it would be, to me or most other people! The thought of one’s tongue tangling on hard-to-pronounce words, Addis Ababa, al-Kasasbeh, and the like, all in full view of millions of people!

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