The arc of the media hero

I’d love to be able to say “I hate to say ‘I told you so,’” but I actually like to say “I told you so.”

Told you so.

The media “schedule” for treating heroes is entirely predictable. First: Create them. Second: Destroy them.

Step one was pretty easy where Charles Ramsey was concerned. He did all the work, rescuing the girls from the Cleveland home where they’d been held since being kidnapped.

It wasn’t hard to see what was coming next.

It happened this afternoon:

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Why don’t more people get involved like Charles Ramsey did? That’s why.

  • KTN

    “When the pretty white girl ran into the arms of a black man I knew something was up”. What a telling insight on race in this country, and yet those words will be overshadowed by the insipid banality of the Smoking Gun.

    The guy did the right thing, and maybe in his past he did the wrong thing, but yesterday, he stepped up when many of us would just keep walking.

  • Kevin Watterson

    That part of his comments made me sad. We should be beyond thinking that way.

  • Joe

    We have a serious forgiveness problem in this country. No one is ever allowed to learn from past mistakes.