As a card-carrying member of the liberal media, I must admit that I sometimes do find my fellow fourth-estaters pretty embarrassing. And perhaps the best way to illustrate this (other than discussing our hysterical and superficial coverage of presidential candidates) is to talk about the way we cover the weather.

It is, after all, in how we report on the weather that may best show how insane we are as a society.


Former managing editor of several Pamplin Media Group newspapers, Mikel Kelly  retired from the newspaper business in 2015 after 41 years. Now with entirely too much time on his hands, he contributes an occasional column, which he often thinks is humorous. 

Mikel Kelly is reachable at, but since he's been retired for years now, he may not answer.

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