except when it’s private.
Shorter NYT: the Chairman of the prestigious country club located in Georgia that somehow still doesn’t admit women in the year 2010 rebuked some guy for disrespecting women rather than being a role model for our children and grandchildren.
Payne began his remarks with a list of accomplishments and acknowledgments associated with the upcoming tournament, then suddenly mentioned Woods. He said Woods’s golf game and work ethic were worthy of comparison to Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones, but he quickly added that Woods had forgotten that with “fame and fortune comes responsibility, not invisibility.” He called Woods’s behavior “egregious” and added, “Our hero did not live up to the expectations of the role model we saw for our children.”
And later in the article . . .
” ‘Is there a way forward?’ he asked, referring to Woods’s future. ‘I hope yes.’ ”
Of course, at the end of the article, it’s clear that there isn’t a way forward for the country club itself, when said chairman points out that regarding the membership issue, it’s a private affair. “As you know, that is subject to the private deliberations of the members.”