“I say to you againe, doe not call up Any that you can not put downe.”
I would feel more sympathy towards George Stephanopoulos here if only it weren’t for the fact that Dennis Rodman’s invincible ignorance and wrong-headed thinking on North Korea – nay: objective reality – is directly attributable to a media mindset that George Stephanopoulos has spent his entire career encouraging and I’ve spent my entire career fighting against*.
When [George] Stephanopoulos went after [Dennis] Rodman on not talking about North Korean death camps he said, “We do the same things here.”
A dumbfounded Stephanopoulos replied, “We have prison camps here in the United States?”
“This is all politics right? He don’t want to do that,” said Rodman.
“All politics.” Ye gods, and little fishes!
And then there was this:
Before leaving Stephanopoulos handed him a human rights report on North Korea. Rodman thanked him for the report and left the show saying, “Don’t hate me.”
I think that ‘weary contempt’ will do just as well, Rodman. I still have some left over from mine towards George Stephanopoulos.
*I freely admit that George Stephanopoulos is winning that particular fight. That doesn’t make me wrong; just losing.