We're Sure It's Very Astute, but We Pretty Much Stopped Reading Right There
We hadn't intended to work the United 93 beat, but then we read Slate today:
That's always been the subtextual spiritual narrative of media catastrophe coverage: terrible human tragedy, but something good always can be found in it to affirm faith and hope and make us feel better. Plucky, ordinary human beings find a way to rise above the disaster. Man must prevail. The human spirit is resilient, unconquerable. Did I mention there must be a pony?
9/11 is no different. Flight 93 has become 9/11's pony.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet new Slate columnist Adele Fergusen.
Earlier: Folks, Meet Your New Catchphrase