Sometimes in the routine course of what appears to be a routine story, we hit a curtain pulled tight.
Suddenly, the story gets really interesting.
Legitimate businesses are always willing to discuss their practices.
Non-profits operating above board cheerfully make records public.
Police just doing their jobs are more than willing to talk about what they did the night before.
So acting guilty is the best tip — ever.
I was working on a story recently and asked a simple question. The flurry of responses the simple question evoked went from guarded and dismissive to defensive to combative in short order without me even replying. I¿have no idea why this may be but I¿do know one thing for sure, I can’t wait to find out.
I’m pretty sure what I stumbled upon could be described as a “racket.”
Rackets, revealed, become scandals. I wasn’t trying to find misdeeds. I just showed up for work.
Thanks for the bone.
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