Good boys and girls abhor violence, but...
I kid, but I do recognize Pinsky is in an awkward position. I'm not clear what the law student is doing there. Maybe he was there to offer superficially patriotic blather about how children need to transcend or avoid certain distressing emotions and just study hard so they can go to Yale like him, or to kill time before the psychologist was on so she wouldn't have too much screen time in the segment lest she discuss something awkward.
If any CNN staffers were twiddling their thumbs prior to Operation Kill OBL, clearly this isn't the case this week. Kill OBL has been a productivity bonanza for the network:
- Navy SEALS, 'quiet pros', got bin Laden
- Military families on bin Laden's death
- Bin Laden celebrations 'overboard'?
- Will the Taliban make peace now?*
- 7 questions after bin Laden's death
- Maps: The bin Laden compound
- Why bin Laden was buried at sea
- How U.S. forces killed bin Laden
How bin Laden's body was identified
- Bin Laden's death sets Twitter record
- Osama Facebook page goes viral
- Pakistani tweeted bin Laden raid
- Poll: How Obama fares in 2012
- President Obama: Juggler-in-chief
- Photos: The tense, final moments
- The father of U.S. Islamophobia
- Can the U.S. trust Pakistan?
- U.S. anticipates 'threats of retaliation'
Obeidallah: Bin Laden, Islamophobia
- Glick: Child asks: Are the wars over?
- Faddis: Can U.S. trust Pakistan?
- Chaffetz: Time to leave Afghanistan
- Victim's dad: I'm not celebrating
- Borger: Bin Laden killing long-planned
Fans united by patriotism
Why young people cheer this death
Poll: Most Americans say bin Laden in Hell
Pakistan students doubt bin Laden dead [video]
Obama 'death stare' photo draws notice [video]
*Why the onus is on the Taliban to make peace, as opposed to on the US to leave, is not explored. In fact Hillary Clinton saying "you'll never defeat us" sounds like she's saying we'll be there forever.