The ship was lost in a terrible storm when it hit the reef. Only one man survived the shipwreck. He found himself alone on a deserted island without food or shelter. He was scared and he prayed to God to be rescued. But day after day, no one came.
That’s an old newsroom saying about which stories will be placed at the top of the list for publication or broadcast. It satisfies the natural compulsion of the public to gawk at the bad news along the way. The problem with that reporting philosophy in times like these is that it can cause you to take your eye off of your bountiful blessings and make you think things are worse than they really are.