Page Number: 124

If It Bleeds, It Leads

June 28th, 2005

PAGE FOOTNOTES:  The phrase "If It Bleeds, It Leads" is a common one for the United States news industry. Used in such diverse news media as newspapers, radio, and television news, it has long ago ceased being a joke, now it is a standard operating principle. Disasters make careers, and for anyone in the news industry, there is nothing better, more fine, or more desirable than the great misfortune of others, be it war, famine, flood, or catastrophe. This is not to say that newspeople are heartless, shallow, career-focused scum - there are several people in the news industry who reflect upon, and are deeply scarred by the things they are required to report upon. Fortunately for these souls, exist the bars and liquor establishments of the nation.   

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