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Fighting through the fear to facts


March 11, 2020

Sometimes it’s a little shattering to realize how … human … the news media can be.

The hysteria surrounding this coronavirus has certainly been a reminder of that.

I, and probably you, have an “ideal” for what we want our media, including this newspaper, to be: a reliable source of absolutely accurate information, in perfect context, presented with complete objectivity, and from a caring and, ideally, healthy, attractive persona in front of the camera.

Well, if you’ve noticed the photo at the top of this column, that last bit of the illusion should already be shattered.

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