WHY AM I SO PEEVED ABOUT THE MRS. LAY INTERVIEW?
Because it's another example of an attempt to use the "victim defense," which I find so grating.
Ken Lay's in a heap of trouble. It seems he has two choices -- accept responsibility or vigorously defend himself against the substance of the charges. But Lay has chosen a third way -- try to portray himself as a victim of the whole thing, and he's trotted his wife out to do this for him, presumably because she's a more sympathetic character than he is.
Again, I hope the American people are smart enough not to fall for this, and I'm ticked that NBC is a partner to this.