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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Impossible to Breathe

What an incredible news cycle it's been.  Impeachment trial.  Kobe Bryant.  Coronavirus.  Presidential election.  Cheating in baseball.  Super Bowl.  Winter weather.  Australian fires.

In the news business, you get the occasional lull-- a time where nothing really big happens.

My friends, those days are over.

I'm sure there is a deeper meaning somewhere.  Possibly, the explosion of media.  A little story can become a big story in a matter of minutes.

It does keep us hopping and it's just beginning.  Buckle up.  A wild ride is ahead.

And, while I'm at it...  There was some sloppy reporting immediately after the crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others.  Some had the right information, but put it out there before immediate family was notified.  Others simply had the wrong information.

Let me tell you something.  It takes a lot of courage to get breaking news out there.  It takes more courage to pump the brakes and make sure you are doing the right thing.