Last Sunday, I wrote how I couldn’t look away from the Kavanaugh hearings. Now, it’s done.
I can’t look anymore. It’s not that I’m upset about the result…upset just doesn’t matter. It’s done. We live with it.
Now, the fallout. My favorite thing to do on Sunday morning is love on my dogs, drink coffee, read the papers and watch the Sunday news shows. Today, I can’t do the last two. I just don’t want to see it today. I’ve been doing the news for almost forty years. It’s been my life and my career. I love the profession. I still believe it’s necessary. Today, I’m tired. I have a few more hours before I will be reading it out loud on TV again.
I just don’t want to do it tomorrow. Why? Everyone is so damn mad. Forty years at this and I have never seen people so mad. “Fake news,” the guy yelled at me at the gym. He was a big guy, so I just walked away. I wanted to say the news isn’t fake… you just don’t like what you are hearing.
My business has done this to itself. We have helped divide the country. Those in the middle are left out. I hope we can find a way to bring them in and fix this mess. Maybe that’s what I need to focus on now. Helping getting us back to some common ground.
I’m rambling a bit today. Sorry about that. The house is quiet. The dogs are sleeping on my lap. I think I’ll just stay here now and watch some non-news TV.