Sunday, September 26, 2010

Don Lemon

Watching this video hurts a lot. Don Lemon is, I think, caught in a horrible position as a person. As a journalist, he wants to be objective. He wants to hear people out. And yet, in talking about pedophilia with these acolytes, he's literally confronting people who are echoing everyone who didn't listen to him in his past.

There's a subtle note of anger behind is voice in "Didn't you ever wonder how those stories were all the same?" The deliberatively slow pace, and the slow movement towards the end, is the power of his journalistic integrity, but he is himself and he can't excuse himself from the interview room. He doesn't make himself the center of the story, but he's there.

I don't have a lesson here. I just thought it was compelling.

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