An addendum

The media ships their work every day, sometimes multiple times a day. They stick it right in front of thousands if not millions of people for instant inspection and criticism. It’s right up there, front and center, and more often than not, these days the journalist is expected to engage directly with that mob and back up every decision they made during the production of that work.

If you think you know how it feels to put your heart and soul into something only to have people shit all over it and tear it apart (usually for trivial, stupid, spiteful, and hateful reasons), go become a popular writer or an online journalist and get back to me.