I have no excuse. I have no defense.
I am a member of the American news media and have been for some time. This means that on more than one occasion I have — willingly or unwillingly — foisted upon you the trite, the inane and the monumentally ridiculous, and done so under the auspices of my supposed right to inform and educate you as to important events which effect your lives.
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