With my life so full these days, often a lot of time goes by between when I mean to post something to the blog and when I do.
For example, there’s last week’s Air France incident. While my pal Mark was wisely reflecting on the way reporters were assuming a large death toll, and while The Daily Show was going after the incessant reference to the event as a “miracle”, those weren’t the things that most got in my craw. No, what got to me was all the news shows doing interviews with “survivors” of the crash. As opposed to? Really, one should reserve the term “survivor” for situations that have killed some significant portion of the people involved. And even then… if you’re interviewing someone, we can assume they survived. Few shows are daring enough to interview the fatalities.