All writers and journalists dream of breaking a big story some day that brings evil-doers to their knees, forces change, exposes wrongs, or saves people’s lives. I believe Marilynn Marchione, the Associated Press’s chief medical writer, once had — or even still does have — that dream.
So I can only assume that the story she wrote today that flashed across the Associated Press wire probably caused her to roll her eyes when she got the assignment:
Listen, we all get writing assignments in our careers that make us cringe. Obvious ones like this are the worst.
I suggest you drown any sorrows with some chicken-fried-steak and tater tots, Marilynn.