Written by Dennis Michael Lynch
One of these days I will show you our studio setup and where I am stationed within it. On one side of me are six 27″ monitors filled with news feeds from various news outlets worldwide. Above that stands a pole. Mounted to the pole is a 48′ TV tuned in to whichever cable news show I think offers the best coverage on that particular day. To my right side is an editing system, a laptop used to communicate with my writers, another laptop connected to my social media accounts, and above it all is a whiteboard with a timeline of the articles set to run on this website for the day. Behind me is the new studio we’re building — a.k.a. the place where you see me deliver the DML DAILY REPORT each night.
Although I enjoy growing a media business, and although I think we’re great at what we do, the down side is being surrounded by misery all day long.
It’s a constant wave of bad. From ISIS to illegal immigration, from Obama to Obamacare, from Hillary to Black Lives Matter, I am constantly reminded of how bad the world is at times.
Across from my “mission control” is a photo of my family, and whenever I need to come up for air I look at them and remember why I do what I do. Maybe, just maybe, I can play a small role in making the world a better place by educating the American people as to what is happening while they are out at work, or at school, or asleep in their beds. Maybe the information I give them will help sway a vote in the right direction, or it will help them avoid traveling to the wrong place, etc., etc.
But every now and then I come across a story that makes me want to quit doing what I do. Simply because I cannot bear to read another story like it because when I read it, I visualize it, and the visuals make me cry. Case in point….
Today, I came across a story that made me so sick to my stomach I didn’t know what to do with myself for about an hour. It reminded me that no matter who we elect as president, no matter how well I make a video or write a post for the sake of educating the viewer, there will always be evil in the world that cannot be stopped. Here is the story:
RIPLEY, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — A man is in police custody accused of what Jackson County deputies are calling the worst case of sexual assault they have seen in two decades.
Jackson County deputies arrested Benjamin Taylor, 32, of Cottageville Monday, and he is charged with the first-degree sexual assault of a 9-month-old baby girl.
Deputies say they got a call from the baby’s mother that the child was unresponsive. They said she told them she had been asleep but woke up to find Taylor, her boyfriend, in the basement with her baby. She said there was significant amounts of blood on and around the child.
After speaking with Dr. Steve Eshenhaur at Jackson General Hospital, a detective learned that the child suffered trauma to her lower extremities, and bruising to her face and head. The child died at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital in Charleston.
Taylor in currently in South Central Regional Jail, and his bond is set to $2 million.
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