"I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir ... the Jungian thing, sir."
Private Joker, Full Metal Jacket
Friday, June 19, 2009
Can't help it
The ethical issues presented when a reporter writes about someone to whom he or she is romantically attracted have, of course, been much in the news. They arise whenever the President is covered by Chris Mathews ("I felt a tingle going up the leg"), Evan Thomas ("He's sort of God"), Ezra Klein ("he is the triumph of word over flesh"), etc.