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Don't Rain On His Doomsday Parade

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I have to keep reminding myself that Joe Romm comes from a journalism family. Because it escapes me how he could take issue with this rapturous story getting front page treatment in yesterday's NYT.

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Abby Haddad Carson and Robert Carson say Saturday is Judgment Day; the children, Joseph, Faith and Grace, right, do not.

The story not only has a legitimate news hook, but it's also poignant, disturbing and, as the headline suggests, even humorous. It also does what journalism does at its best--connect a larger phenomenon to a personal story, of which, in this case, most anyone with parents and siblings will be able to relate to.

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