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On Second Thought

George Scott deserved more of our attention

George Scott died last Sunday, word not reaching most of us until Monday, which in these times of near-instant conveyance of every itsy bit of pertinent information stands as a monumental interruption, if not total failure, of the news process.

Surely someone near and dear to the Boomer, or perhaps even the coroner, could have tweeted or blogged something the very moment he died. How were we kept out of the loop until, good grief, the next day?!

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