Is the principle "we report; you decide" a bit disingenuous because a reporter who covers a story for years will have a much better ability to see the most likely course of action rather than would a reader who is new to the topic? "We distort so that you can jump to an erroneous conclusion" sounds more like capitalism in action, eh?
Do reporters who cover Hollywood do better at predicting Oscar winners than do members of the movie going public?
What decision about the abomination against nature do you expect?
Various news stories will compete to become the iconic event that will always symbolize the summer of 2015 in the collective consciousness, but for the country of Ireland and the City of Berkeley CA, it seems that nothing else will eclipse this week's tragedy.
The world's laziest journalist would strongly prefer to write snarky columns about futile searches for prison escapees, various Supreme Court decisions, and futile efforts to recruit solders to be trained in Iraq rather than cover a very sad local angle to something that comes close to qualifying as a shameful international incident. Updates will be included in future columns as warranted by developments.
Jean Genet's play, "The Balcony," contains this week's closing quote: "Would it perturb you to see things as they are?"
Now the disk jockey will play Elton John's "Candle in the wind," the Cranberries' "I can't be there" and U2's song "Sunday bloody Sunday." We have to go get our Irish up regarding finding out what political election campaign donations may have been made by a notorious construction company. Have a "may the wind be always at your back" type week.
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