Can we really call it "news" if we saw it coming a mile away?

The other morning, barely awake, my bleary eyes were open just wide enough to read a crawl across the bottom of the TV screen.

Two items zipped by so quickly they almost seemed like they were part of the same story…

Item one: Celebrity chef Paula Deen confirms rumors that she has type 2 diabetes.

Item two: Pregnant nurses who work with chemotherapy drugs are twice as likely to miscarry.

Hmmm… I would have to file these under “Nobody saw this coming?”

Chemo drugs attack cells that divide rapidly — which is exactly what’s happening with a fetus in the first trimester. So why would anybody be surprised to learn that these drugs put a baby’s life at risk?

Meanwhile, in other “news,” Paula Deen is famous for high-calorie recipes that call for rich ingredients, such as deep fried stuffing on a stick. (No, I didn’t make that up — that’s a real Paula Deen recipe.)

And still…somebody is getting paid to report on that.

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