I don't believe any of this is a coincidence at all.
The various implications of this story are horrifying and "thunderstorm asthma" isn't the reason why.
"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost." ~Thomas Jefferson
We just can't keep talking about ridiculous election rituals and daily news "programming" for the same reason we don't sit around banging…
And some people thought "Eyes Wide Shut" was just a movie.