Too. Much. Information!

DNC08, day one observation: there’s just way the hell more going on that we can cover. There are 11 of us, and I’m not sure we could do what we feel like we ought to be doing if we had 111.

It’s especially tough because S&R isn’t and never has been about being the firstest and the fastest. We rarely scoop anybody. Instead, we like to digest, to ponder, to reflect, to think as thoroughly as we can and finally produce something that takes the reader deeper. But today – there’s so much that the team has covered, so many people we’ve talked to, so many pictures we’ve taken… When it comes to information coming in, it’s been like drinking from a firehose.

So there’s a balancing act. We want to be as timely as possible, but that works against our instincts at times.

Team Scrogue is working feverishly, and at the same time we’re all suddenly aware of this curious dynamic. Gonna be fun, and we hope you’ll chime in with your observations, questions, story requests, and the like.

In the meantime, here are some shots that Nick got for us today.

The wages of sin, yes, and apparently the wages of inbreeding are to be forced to carry stupid signs around in public for all eternity.

Or am I editorializing?

4 replies »

  1. Just keep typing as fast as you can, Dr. S.

    I love that sign: “Ask me why you deserve hell.” Buy me a t-shirt with that on it and I’ll reimburse you.

  2. My response to “Ask Me Why You Deserve Hell” would be “When did you get access to my diary and can I press charges?”

    Lara Amber