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Thursday, July 06, 2006

No More Second Chances

In an editorial on the death of fraudulent Enron CEO, Ken Lay, Peggy Noonan notes how nearly impossible it is to get a second chance in today's world. Once the media has spots a person, they are branded for life. "In the age of Google there's an endless pixel trail.... The modern media age has leveled the trees behind which people used to hide. If Ken Lay had been found not guilty and gone to live on the most obscure street in the third biggest town in Chad, you know what they'd say as he walked by. "That's the guy that headed the company that stole the money." They have CNN there. They have it everywhere. Too bad. People need second chances, and thirds, and fourths."
posted by Christy at 11:15 AM

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