Life As We Know It with Tom Walton

A Blackbird on a Telephone Wire

Someone once noted that journalists are like blackbirds on a utility wire. When one takes off, they all take off. When one lands, they all land. Point being, of course, that we tend to travel in a pack and swoop and circle around an issue or topic and peck away at it until there’s nothing left. There is some truth to the notion, especially among those who make a living as commentators.

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