Or more specifically – why do I care?
I know lots of people could CARE LESS about this story. It’s stupid. It’s inconsequential. I’m obsessed.
Guess what? I look at hardcore football fans the same way. Or dedicated rock climbers. Or serious opera fans. Not my things.
But guess what? I don’t judge. Those people like those things because they like ‘em. Whatever. More power to them. Passion is good.
So, this is my current story. Why?
First – what I DON’T care about..
- · I don’t really care about the sex part.
- · I don’t have it in for Anthony Weiner. I agree with Weiner on a lot of issues. Didn’t know a heck of lot about him
- · I don’t care because I work with Breitbart. And the reasons HE cares are very close to mine. Anyone who knows him knows this is true. He’s not in ideologue. This is why we’re friends.
What I do care about…
1) It’s interesting being in a story early and watching how it expands and moves through the media. I don’t care what the story – it’s interesting to watch. I’ve had it happen a few times. It’s like watching dominoes fall but more random.
2) It’s interesting watching media bias. Who will cover? Why did they spin it that way?
3) It’s fun knowing more about a story than almost anyone in the world – being part of a relatively small group of insiders.
4) Watching politicians wriggle is always fun
5) It’s a puzzle! There are a lot of unanswered questions in this.
6) It’s a mystery playing out in real time. My Dad used to say he liked sports because they were unpredictable, unless movies (for example) where you knew the hero would win. News is unpredictable.
7) It’s a story that allows tangential posts about topics I’m interested in, like this one about sex scandals and the myth of partisanship.
8) Meeting people – it becomes a little story club. I’ve met some great people already.