I’ve been a member of the media for almost 40 years now. I spend at least 3-4 hours a day reading material from seven different news sources, some in the U.S. and two from overseas. I make it a point to watch at least one or two local newscasts daily and at least one national/international newscast.

In the past couple of years I’ve noticed a peculiar, troubling trend developing.  It involves people and how we view each other. It encompasses both genders and covers almost every age group. Then on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Ashley Judd expressed it all in a two minute interview.