So here's Clint, Subject-Matter Expert on the morning news; and here's the Network News Guy, going on and on about the police response to the hostage over footage showing .mil-looking SWAT teams swarming over the location.
Clint: "...He's got a TV in the bunker, so we may be talking to him now, while negotiators are building trust... The little boy is unharmed. This man is a veteran, he probably didn't mean to shoot anyone..." (et calming cetera.)
TV News Guy muses aloud that this sort of thing usually ends in gunfire, "and not like in a TV show."
Clint: "The hostage-taker and child are safe right now and let's have faith in the talking cure; he may have some statement he wants to have heard..."
TV News Guy continues in the whole shot-by-policemen vein/only one possible ending to this, oblivious, and then cuts to commercial. If Van Zandt didn't grab that dimwit by the throat and give him the what-for as soon as the "On Air" lights went out, then he's even more of a saint.
Hey, stupid: he's got a TV in the bunker. And you're on the TV. Possibly even on that TV. Whyn't you refrain from from making things worse by idle talk and instead follow your hired expert's lead?
3 months ago