I read something today by a respected journalist about his early career. He tried to write funny stuff, he said, but you can't be funny yourself in journalism – you have to collect humorous data and let the data be funny.
I disagree, even though I'm not sure humor is the right approach to journalism. He's right, though, in that you have to have some serious funny in you if you're going to try to write witty journalistic pieces without humorous information.
Guess the guy knew his limits and didn't kid himself about that.
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