BREAKING “NEWS”! 7WD EXCLUSIVE!
This morning, without notice or explanation, the orientation for new deputies was canceled. Hundreds of deputies arrived, only to be told the event was not taking place. (Tip for HoD leaders: if you are going to change things, please send us all an email.)
At first, I wondered why this might have happened. Then I saw dozens of General Convention attendees staring at televion screens in rapt attention, watching the Michael Jackson memorial service. I believe these two events are related. Until a denial is issued, my belief will be that Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies, wanted to watch the MJ service. She is known to be skeptical of some technology, so she probably doesn’t have Tivo. We’ll know for sure if we see her sporting one glove as she speaks later today (after the service has ended, by the way.)
Some will say that I shouldn’t publish these things without confirmation. But I am just following the tradition of the English religious press. As one religion writer for a major British newspaper once confessed to me (not sacramental confession!), “Sometimes I hear a rumor and just publish it, trying to provoke confirmation or a denial.” So that’s what I’m doing here. Until you say otherwise, President Anderson, I’m going with this story.
Finally, dear readers: if I get actual information, I will label it as news. When I am making things up, I will usually label it as “news”.