Think of a pretty bell.
Then think of a pretty bell that few people know is cracked.
Then think of someone yanking the clapper on that bell.
Imagine the dull thud.
Then imagine the pained expressions of those who had expected something resonant.
I suggest that this captures the essence of how the world has reacted to how much Director of National Intelligence (irony) James Clapper was uninformed.
Stunned Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.
I'm torn. I'm not sure if I feel more sorry for our country or for this poor man.