His public persona is friendly but guarded.... So working as a television personality seems a strange choice; it’s likely to foreground all the things he has been so keen to leave in the background — his looks, his family, his private life.Oh, no, no, no, no, don't speak about how beautiful I am. Do put that in the background. I'm so keen to put that in the background. And in the foreground, please put... what? What the hell else is there? Why is this lad on television and in The New York Times?
Farrow said he felt liberated by no longer being a government spokesman...He graduated from Yale Law School at the age of
“I can say whatever I want. I will be nothing but unfiltered with my audience.” While unfiltered Farrow has so far played it safe — tweeting jokes like “Breaking: Iran to stop enriching uranium as soon as we stop enriching Kardashians” — an eye for absurdity may help leaven the measured, on-the-ground accounts from Kenya.Did you see any absurdity there? If not, maybe you lack an eye — a beautiful blue eye — for absurdity. Presumably, he sees the absurdity of the fawning over him:
“The thing that I’m cautious about... is talking about myself. That’s a trap people fall into... but the greatest security is being in a space where you’re actually talking about issues you care about, not about yourself. Then you can just let totally loose.”Then stop talking about yourself and let loose. Is there any sign that this young man has ever let loose?