On journalists in the line of fire

It’s not much of a surprise that journalists have a popularity rating as low as politicians. People like to hate the people who bring them the news, which is odd because — as a former professional newspaper carrier of some note — God help you if you miss a delivery.

CBS News anchor Scott Pelley’s reflection on 2015 is a worthy watch, however, because it reminds us that if some people didn’t get in the line of fire, how would we know there was any?

Sixty-nine journalists have been killed in 2015, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.