I don’t know. That music video just seemed appropriate this week.
Really, I try not to let headlines dictate my mood. I’m a Christian, and I truly believe that my hope is built on Jesus and his righteousness. But Thursday was tough.
Not only was there the all-day Kavanaugh-Ford hearing that epitomized just how divided our nation has become, but in my home state of Oklahoma, a hedge fund bought The Oklahoman, our state’s largest newspaper and my former employer.
Poynter.org described this depressing, cold-hearted scene:
Employees reported being alerted via email yesterday to a mandatory meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday. They sat through a 35-minute presentation about the sale and upcoming changes before being informed of the layoffs.
Publisher Chris Reen addressed the staffers and said those who'd been laid off had just been notified via email, and their firings were effective immediately.
The entire room then checked their phones, as the meeting disintegrated.
My first inclination was to cancel my subscription in protest. However, that would hurt the remaining journalists, so I won’t.
So with all of that in the background, let’s dive into the Friday Five: