MINOT, N.D. — A simultaneously annoying and amusing reality of journalism is that what constitutes “news” tends to skew heavily toward what journalists are, themselves, experiencing.

That’s why things that happen in New York City tend to be reported as national news, even if it is of little import to those of us who live nowhere near the Big Apple, because the national news media people, the reporters and the editors and the producers, live and work there.

So it goes with the news of Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, buying Twitter.

This is a really, really big deal to people who work in the news media, and it shows in their breathlessly sensational reporting of the transaction.

For the rest of us? This matters very little.

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