Grintegrity: Learn it. Know it. See it.

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Nation–do you know grintegrity when you see it?

Grintegrity: expressing joy while reporting on the misfortune of others.

We (my Better Half and I) thought it was just another funny moment on the Colbert ReportStephen Colbert making fun of talking heads who seemed to rejoice at the problems President Obama is facing with high gas prices. That was, at least, until we started seeing it on the faces of our local reporters as the reported on the potential for floods around the state.

Yes, we were watching you, Jed Boal. (“And in other news, killer bees have entered Utah!”)

Suddenly, it looked like reporters really were happy at the misfortune of others. I suspect they were not really “happy,” per se, but just smiling (a lot), but, what can I say? It’s a little…creepy?

Check it out around 2:25. Do you ever see it?

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Yeah. Funny, but scarily close to reality. And a good reminder why I skip the broadcast media so often.

APROPOS: “Thank you golden helmeted noise warrior…”

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