Protip: Think before pressing “tweet”

A Philadelphia news anchor:

And then she stuck with it:

People noticed. But did they notice.

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There is a time and place for newsroom humor. The wise person remembers his or her humanity and the advice of my colleague Dr. John Carvalho.

“The subjects you interview and write about are human beings, not objects. And you are a human being as well. Act like one.”

(NOTE: Updated to add the Carvalho quote, and to fix all the errors that WordPress’ quick post feature put in here. That’ll be the last time I use that.)

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