Mind your metaphors

No wonder they’re getting their heads handed to them. Mr. Dr. Helen points out a laughable metaphor from a media boss:

“The Googles of the world, they are the Custer of the modern world. We are the Sioux nation,” Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Richard Parsons said, referring to the Civil War American general George Custer who was defeated by Native Americans in a battle dubbed “Custer’s Last Stand”.

It’s not about the battle, it’s about the war, Mr. Parsons. And you’re right, like the Sioux nation, the old media was there first.

So, where should we put the rez? And should we let them have casinos?