I wrote this story without even really thinking about what it meant. Which is unfortunate. I would have liked to be more careful and deliberate.
Which isn’t to say that I think I did something wrong, or misreported anything.
But I don’t think I understood the gravity of what it meant for this task force, these specially trained men to be deployed, the sort of damage and destruction that would require their services.
I suppose, then, that I would like to be a more thoughtful and deliberate reporter. Whether or not it would directly impact the information I include in a story, I would like to look to consider the forecast — what does it mean for the people of southern Missouri when an elite task force is deployed to be ready to assist them? — and ensure that I am doing everything in my power to be as thorough and thoughtful as possible.