Metaphorical resonance

A REPORTER sent to do a story about a baby squirrel stood on the fluffy creature by mistake and killed it.

Inka Blumensaat wanted to tell how a pet cat had saved the orphaned squirrel by adopting it as her own. But the friendly rodent jumped on her leg as she filmed her report and she panicked and trampled it underfoot,breaking its neck.

Heike Reher, whose cat adopted the squirrel in Lubeck, Germany, said: “The reporter started leaping about like a mad woman. She squashed the squirrel completely. Everyone looked at the floor in horror where the little squirrel lay in a pool of blood.”

It somehow makes me think of the legacy media and its relationship to this nation’s freedom.