Perhaps. Nir Rosen quite obviously doesn’t understand the First Rule of Holes: When in one, stop digging.
Rosen’s attempt to justify his execrable response to the brutal beating and assault suffered by Lara Logan makes the reader positively cringe. He either doesn’t understand just how repulsive decent and sensible people found his public behavior to be, or he thinks that he can hoodwink all of us into believing that he is both genuinely remorseful and positively aggrieved at the same time. Yes, Lara Logan suffered horribly, but in Rosen’s mind–and he hopes in yours as well–he is a victim too. The spectacle is as unbelievable as it is appalling.
I got Rosen’s non-apology-disguised-as-an-apology from Michael Totten’s Facebook page, where one of Totten’s friends pulled out a comment from John Wayne that fit Rosen perfectly: “Life is tough. It’s even tougher when you are stupid.” Quite so.