Back in the 1950's, dashing young James Morris was a role model to thousands of aspiring journalists, filing his coded reports from the South Face of Everest. We thought he seemed essentially innocent.
Innocent! Dear God! Half a century, and nobody thinks that now. Far from being the most beloved journalist on earth, today he is the most thoroughly detested. The rot really started to set in, in my view, when he had his "gender reassigned" in Casablanca.
Now she's just another shrill anti-US liberal. Is there any hope that this can change, that she can recapture the respect of the world once more ?
I doubt if, in his own words, the pendulum will ever swing back. Given that it was last seen in a Casablanca dustbin.