"Hide ‘n’ don’t seek?" NATURALLY Speaking by Christopher C. Barr

This column marks the eighth year of NATURALLY Speaking with combined experience going back to the 1980s for this columnist regarding print and broadcast journalism on the subject matter of health.

A pattern has emerged that news in the mainstream (a polluted stream if ever there was one) often publishes stories on holidays and weekends that the mainstream would rather not get too much attention. People generally are paying less attention to news and more attention to leisure on holidays and weekends.

Stories hidden away in this fashion could be a good news item of which too much notice is not desired, or it could be a bad news item of which too much notice is not desired.

Never was this popular mainstream media game ever more evident than on this past, long, New Year