To cleanse the palate. Nearly anything a precocious redheaded tyke with chipmunk cheeks does on camera has the potential to go viral online, but add a dollop of interview savvy and you’ve got the makings of an international media firestorm. What I want to know is, is this precocity born or made? Did he come bouncing out of the womb with preternatural talent, a future Tiger Woods of network news seemingly born to hold a mic? Or has the poor little guy already ended up parked in front of too many tedious 6 p.m. local newscasts in his short life, to the point where he’s got the patter more or less down cold?

I’m deducting a point or two for his repeated misuse of “apparently,” even though not knowing what words mean is no bar to working in the media. Especially when you’re a kid.