There is a famous journalistic legend about the time a young reporter covered the Johnstown flood of 1889. The kid wrote: “God sat on a hillside overlooking Johnstown today and looked at the destruction He had wrought.” His editor cabled back: “Forget flood. Interview God.” —Roger Ebert —Herbie Fully Loaded (Sun Times)
Yes, I admit I was reading what Roger Ebert had to say about the recent Herbie move.
But that journalism anecdote was news to me.