(Just a short post today, for those of you who didn't see this on Facebook.)
Inside every news organization there is a daily morning meeting, in which reporters pitch story ideas, and editors choose which ones to pursue. Even in our rapid-fire digital age, these old-fashioned coffee-and-bagel morning meetings still happen every day.
To my friends who attend these morning meetings, my writer and reporter and editor friends…you know what I’m going to say, don’t you?
Starting on November 9th - no OK, fine, I’ll give you the 9th. But let’s say starting on the 10th, OK? For real.
Don’t write any more stories about this man. Don’t pitch any more stories about this man. Don’t check in on him just to see what he’s up to. Don’t assume that we, your readers, are just a little bit curious about what he may be doing, and want to know his plans for the future.
We are not curious. We will not be curious. We don’t want to hear anything about him anymore.
Please make it your personal responsibility to stay away from him. Just leave him be. If you do so, he will diminish. You're his oxygen. He'll die without you. Non-article by non-article, non-story by non-story, he will start to disappear.
Do your part. Look away.
Thanks in advance.
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