Friday’s trending topics a sort of Rorschach test for journalists

Journalists! Stop going to psychiatrists.

  1. You probably can’t afford it.
  2. You can self-diagnose simply by looking at Friday afternoon’s trending topics on Twitter.

Are you hurriedly trying to capitalize on the news that Daily Caller reporter Neil Munro interrupted President Obama during a press conference? (Perhaps with a slideshow about other recent Daily Caller triumphs?) Have you gotten zero work done in the last hour while enjoying and maybe even composing jokes about the incident?

Then you’re a journalist, and this is probably as close as you’ll ever get to real happiness. (Of course, you could be a corporate mole.) As for the infinite emptiness in your soul that remains after you file your story, well, your best bet for that is a job counselor or a Chicago Tribune reporter willing to buy you some drinks.

Or are you gripped by news that Lindsay Lohan was found unconscious in a California hotel? You are probably a normal human being. Go about your life.

Related: Your heckling is my aggressive questioning (The Huffington Post)

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  • Hart

    Frankly, the disturbing upsurge in juvenile and borderline hostile actions by both the Romney campaign and the “journalists” of the Daily Caller ilk OUGHT to be cause for concern to all but the most jaded and catatonic of political minds. And yet we make the funny little jokes and ironic observations. Nero, your fiddle needs tuning and Rome just happens to be on fire, as well.