I just remembered something from last night’s dinner with Wayne and his family. As I was leaving, Wayne took me by the hand, “Remember Reuben, as journalists we are the eyes of the world. If we cry, the world cries. Don’t be afraid to cry. Tears can move mountains.”
On the drive back, his words filled my thoughts. As much as I admire Wayne and his cause, I don’t believe our job allows for tears. Tears can distract us from the truth. They can cloud our judgement. A journalist already has enough factors working to cloud judgement.