Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.
I respect and empathize with reporters and editors who must compete in today's environment. And I know full well that when I've been covering campaigns which I still do I've made my mistakes and have been far from perfect.
Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
Lately I did a film called All I Want for Christmas and it was well received....