The Thing About: The Virus

Allow me to be serious for a minute or a little more. Over 90,000 people in this country and 317,000 around the world have died from COVID-19. Now is not the time to have strange conspiracy theories or to play the blame game. Energy would best be used in finding a cure for this deadly virus.

This pandemic has already changed the course of history forever and we have to remain focused on preventing people from getting the virus and caring for those who are sick with it. Deaths along with job losses have impacted people more than anything else in recent memory.

Spreading false information is going to get people more people killed. It would be awful to see another spike in cases and deaths. People have to behave, do their parts, and be true neighbors so that everyone will be safe.

Rumor has it that it’s the twenty-first century, let us act like it.

Local News Matters, Journalism Where You Live

Taylor Bishop of WDEF TV12 in Chattanooga, Tennessee

I want to offer appreciation to local news journalists who are keeping us informed about what is going on in our backyards during these days of Coronavirus and now tornadoes and severe weather. Everywhere there is local information that needs to be reported. The news in your area matters and can impact your life in a profound way. These reporters really do deserve our thanks.

#Wildfires In #California, Stay Safe My Friends Who Live There

To all my California friends stay safe during this emergency. Wildfires are nothing to take lightly. Keep us posted as to your situation.

A Word Of Support, End Discrimination, Freedom For All #lgbtq

Discrimination is wrong. It is something that speaks to the worst in people and organizations. When it comes to making a living being LGBTQ folks should not be afraid of losing their rights to life, liberty and happiness. We are in the 21st century and the fact that discrimination is a problem for so many is quite sad. I hope for the very best today as the US Supreme Court decides some issues regarding LGBTQ discrimination. It’s time freedom is open for all.

This Is CNN

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CNN or Cable News Network was founded by Ted Turner back in the 1980’s. It is the first 24-hour news outlet in America and has been a valued source of information for a more than a generation. Cable News Network as it is also known has kept me informed and aware of what is going on in the USA and the world.

Lately its been under attack by the current occupant of the White House as being a spreader of fake news and information. The men and women of CNN have been on the front lines of journalism and news gathering. I support them and appreciate the service they provide. None of their employees deserve the vile words that have been lobed at them. No news outlet is 100% accurate but they work hard to get things as accurate as possible. Its truly sad that they have to endure this and I hope for better times ahead.

Take Care In The Sharing

In the era of dubious information please check links to stories you see on Facebook or any other social platform. Some of what you see is clickbait and meant to look official by making you think the story is legit. Be careful in the information you are sharing because it could end up hurting someone in spreading information that is not true in the end.

Everyone Gets It Wrong Sometimes

One part of this blog is its dedication to current events. That is because I am big on posting about things that are happening now. However there comes a time when I get stuff wrong. I rely upon sources from the media that have a long history of journalism and getting things right. Today I posted about the death of rock star Tom Petty. It was later that his death was not verified so as of this post he is still alive.

Everyone gets things wrong sometimes but you want to be as right as you can. Keeping on top of things means verifying your sources multiple times. The web does have some great websites to verify reality from urban legend to misinformation. When I get something wrong I will own up to it and say I am sorry. Ones reputation online means being accurate as much as you can.