Monday July 14, 2008
Book 10: The Longshoreman of the Apocalypse — Part II: Enter the Longshoreman


Captain Tagon: Don't you have to be pithy and clever for a soundbite?
Ennesby: Not if their editor is any good.
Ennesby: You might say "Protesters were out in force, but my men used restraint, and no civilians were injured."
Ennesby: What actually airs might be "My men used force, and civilians were injured."
Ennesby: Of course, they won't need to chop your sentences up that much to incriminate us.
Captain Tagon: It's not too late to kill that anchorman, is it?
Ennesby: Case in point.