Yes, this must be how real journalism works these days . . . if you think of real journalism as a Reality TV show. And that’s probably not too far off the mark, the way “news” is often presented. I mean, nothing says real journalism like having a third-rate Hollywood wannabe tag along (with her videographer) to record all of the staged dramatic moments and personal tensions that she will broadcast online or on TV. Clearly, panel 4 shows that Mark has only the highest levels of journalistic standards on his mind.
Anyway, Mark will probably need some really heavy-duty eye candy along to give this train wreck of an assignment some needed visibility and integrity . . . oh, wait. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be insulting. I meant needed visibility and phony sincerity. Somehow, I’m sure Mark is going to start out getting disappointed right from the get-go. This is already shaping up to be a whale of a story!