Last night, Larry King interviewed Katie Hall, a woman who was abducted and raped in 1976 by Philip Garrido, the man responsible for last week’s Nightmare News. Obviously, one could wonder what the purpose is of forcing a woman who suffered so much to relive that personal trauma on a national broadcast. To what extent does that really edify us? It certainly has no effect on preventing such horrors in the future, or even of bringing justice to bear on this one. But those are separate, larger questions. Because relive it she did. From Gawker:
King patiently walked Hall through the tale of how when she was 25 years old, Garrido got in her car as she came out of a grocery store, jostling aside her shopping bags and then directed her down a deserted side side street, before handcuffing her and slamming her head against the steering well.
YIKES. But she was in Larry King’s capable hands. And he followed up this unbearably sad story with the one question that made sense to ask:
Don’t nothing get by this guy. Mr. Steel Trap. Dr. Sensitivity. HOW’D IT GET BURNED? HOW’D IT GET BURNED HOW’D IT GET BURNED?!