Once again, I offer a comic strip from the 1980s to demonstrate that old saw, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”
When I was a TV news assignment editor, reporters were expected to come to work with at least one idea for a story each day.
Sadly, they routinely came in with newspaper clippings. (The really savvy ones would steal their ideas from out-of-town newspapers.)
In 1989, Jeff MacNelly drew this “Shoe” comic:
It’s still just the same today.