Suppose the news headline was this:
“Dave Dahl, co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, has cancer”
What would the response to this news be? We know quite well that answer: an outpouring of sympathy, well-wishes, prayers, and offers of support. The community would rally behind him, one way or another, wanting nothing more than a speedy and full recovery.
And if the headline was slightly different:
“…has a relapse of cancer”
Not just the same outpouring of good wishes, but a fervent hope that this time, the healing is full and complete. The flood of positive thoughts and words would, I expect, be over-whelming.
But that’s not the headline, and that’s not what the out-pouring is. Instead...