Asked and Answered

Somebody the other day asked, “Who exactly is harmed when people speculate after a terrible event?

I suppose it depends on how wildly they speculate.

Reality doesn’t conform to TV police-procedural limitations; I’ve seen it make monkeys out of real-life Sherlocks — let alone the armchair self-proclaimed variety who write for TV. Or blogs.

This is the “All the President’s Men” syndrome, is what it is. Blogdom overturns a Big Media narrative during the 2004 presidential campaign, and now everybody’s the next Bathrobed Columbo.

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