And this time I don't mean the millions who will lose health care and the thousands who will die earlier.
No, it's their failure to fulfill a basic -- the most basic -- of requirements of barely competent journalism.
It's that one about each story or report telling the who, what, when, where, why and how?
Seems that question of when simply eludes what passes for journalists these days -- even stories that purport to tell us "everything you need to know."
There are millions of us wondering when any proposal would actually kick in -- as in what day we essentially lose our heath care.
It's bad enough we've got to plan on how much to cut back on our meds or even more vital forms of health care, but we've got to do this all with the increasing frustration about not even knowing when.
Funny -- or rather, sad -- how so many journalists are now walking taller and patting themselves on the back for their return to good journalism since Trump occupied the White House.
But they -- reporters and editors -- leave a hole big enough to drive a truck through.
Smug, arrogant and clueless to what millions of Americans need to know.
Do your jobs dammit!
(Update: This might help.)