@ambulocetus I wish I could retoot things with my own comment. Because this statement is, on principle, my own world view. And yet in practice, its problematic. Researching any subject when you don't have a prior knowledge base, is very difficult

Sometimes it seems that the goal of #journalism is to decide first that it IS in fact raining and then go out in search of wet ground to report on, to demonstrate that fact; while the competition, having decided that the skies are clear, goes searching for ground that is dry.
This is not an impression I take pleasure in.

Sometimes it seems like #journalism is looking out window, seeing that it rains, then writing about how the rain mostly falls on the Eastside.

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