Thursday, February 17, 2011

What Not To Say

A message from Tom Scocca to men who may be inclined to pontificate on the assault of Lara Logan:
So there is this horrible news about CBS correspondent Lara Logan. People are reacting strongly to it. You may feel an urge to say something or write something about it. But many of the things you are producing are stupendously inappropriate and wrong and offensive.

Here are some things that are OK to say about the news of the attack on Lara Logan:

1. "What a horrible, horrible thing to have happened."

2. " . . . "

No. 2, there, is the sound of you refraining from saying the other things it might occur to you to say. It might even be the sound of you being quiet and listening! Sometimes that's worth doing.
In conclusion:
Before you say anything, strongly consider the merits of saying nothing!

That about sums it up, don't you think?


  1. When events like this happen it really opens your eyes to the horrible attitudes that many men who are allegedly progressive hold toward women. It's so depressing I can't even watch or read the news right now.

  2. I would actually rather have them just say it, because then I know where they stand and who not to trust.

  3. You've got a point there, Wincy.