June 1, 2009
I’ve found the media’s treatment of the recession so anesthetizing lately, so fixed on the “silver lining” (or “green shoots“), this photo — paradoxically — was like a breath of fresh air.
Even if it’s just an odd glance, the fact Fritz looks aghast (as well as sealed in the hybrid) actually lets me feel a major horror occurred today.
(caption: General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson (L) exits U.S. Bankruptcy Court in a G.M. hybrid vehicle June 1, 2009 in New York City. Troubled Detroit automaker General Motors filed for bankruptcy protection today.)