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The planes that didn’t crash

Posted: April 5, 2012 10:50 a.m.
Updated: April 6, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Most of us are familiar with the antiquated adage of “no news is good news” or its cohort, “bad news travels fast.” With the former, the absence of information to the contrary justifies continued optimism.  Bad news is usually associated with more urgent matters; matters we are inclined to transfer more quickly to one another. Good news is boring, right? News is defined one way as “matter that is newsworthy.” Newsworthy is defined as “interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting.” If we really think about it, good news rarely fits the definition of “news” because it is ...


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