It has come to my attention that an increasing number of media outlets don’t exactly “report the news,” as you and I would understand the practice. Rather, an editor will give a reporter an idea for an eye-catching story, prescribe the desired slant, and tell him to go forth and gather “facts.” The ever-widening discovery of this practice by the general public has led to…let us say a degree of cynicism. However, it does produce some lighter moments:

FWP: (peering over the CSO’s shoulder) Luxury brands “sell to people who can afford them” — ? Isn’t that what they’ve always done?
CSO: No, not all of them.
FWP: Which ones are they talking about?
CSO: I’m reading the article! Do you want me to just make it up?
FWP: Why not? That’s what they do.
CSO: (sputters)

     As you can see, the cynicism level at the mighty Fortress of Crankitude isn’t quite balanced. Then again, neither are its residents. Give us time.

1 comment

    • Evil Franklin on February 14, 2024 at 6:57 AM

    I suspect that most, if not all, of your readers are aware that almost all things sold as affordable are.

    Evil Franklin

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