Don’t drop it yet, I’m not focused!
Blog Guy, it’s me, the aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring! You’ll never guess what! I’m at the WHITE HOUSE, doing a trial assignment. I’m so excited, I can’t…
Oh wait, Blog Guy, there goes President Obama’s personal assistant, Reggie Love, loaded down with packages and stuff. I’m gonna run across the lawn and help him open the door before he drops something.
It’ll just take a sec. I wanna help out a fellow human being.
You can’t do that. A journalist can’t become a participant. We just cover the action as it happens.
You mean I have to remain impartial about whether I want him to get in the door without dropping fragile stuff including maybe the Nuclear Football and the top-secret Obama laptop?
Exactly. Just point that camera and let history take its course.
I can’t do it, Blog Guy. I’m a human being first. I’m going to his aid now…
Great idea, Kid. You’ve got bulging bags hanging from you, a vest with lots of pockets, and small devices with long bits of metal and glass. Go ahead and run full-tilt across the White House lawn heading for the President’s door.
Gosh, I was just starting to like that kid a little…..
President Barack Obama’s personal assistant Reggie Love tries to open a door with two boxes in his hands after returning with Obama from a Home Depot in Virginia, at the White House in Washington December 15, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing