Send your best reporters!
Attention, dear news media: A woman with 19 kids whomiscarries the 20th is not news. It’s just not. I realize that, by posting this, I’m doing a share of feeding the beast. But stories about the Duggars are the “real” news equivalent of sportsyakkers blithering on about Brett Favre, so please: Stop. For the sake of your profession, just stop.
I’m not even going to make a joke here about statistical significance,* because, really, these people are probably truly upset. Fine. But this absolutely does not concern anyone outside of that family and their acquaintances.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a mandatory blogger ethics panel to attend.
*I was also very, very tempted to tag this entry “Sieve,” but I managed to fight through that.