I genuinely think he is taking Jack Donaghy’s advice from 30 Rock. At every turn, he’s going deeper into the crevasse.
Sometimes the way back up is down. Let me tell you a story. It’s 1 994. I went ice climbing, and I fell into a crevasse. I hurt my leg, and I couldn’t climb back up. So fighting every natural instinct, doing the thing that seemed most awful to me, I climbed down into the darkness. And that’s how I got out. when I got back to base camp, I went and found my fellow climber, the one who had cut me loose after I fell. And I said, ‘’Connie Chung, you did the right thing.’’