6 thoughts on “Journalism

  1. Maitri says:

    Good lord. Tears. (Oddly, just this morning, I was thinking of a waiter friend in NOLA whom I haven’t seen in ages. He lives alone, doesn’t go out much and has no family to speak of. I hope he’s doing well.)

  2. pansypoo says:

    because living simply isn’t living. seems playing video games or watching teevee is higher.

  3. driftglass says:

    Amen and hat’s off to such lovely writing about the invisible virtues that keep the world turning.
    I have never believed that “Any man’s death diminishes me…” but this one does.

  4. Jude says:

    That’s pretty goddamn awesome.
    I swear to god, newspaper (and YouTube, and Yahoo, and, well, any sports site) commenters make me cheer for a large asteroid. Or for Yellowstone to erupt.
    I know the douchebags have always been with us, but they haven’t always had public fora.

  5. Adrastos says:

    Talk about Pulitzer worthy.

  6. spocko says:

    Jude: Nasty commenters on the internet. I read a story a while ago about some of these people. We know from some events what they look like, and how some of them are willing to even say those cruel things on camera. But what we don’t get is the drill down afterward. “What is wrong with you?”
    As the kids used to ask, “What is your damage, man?” (and most are men, I’ll bet)
    Where does the need to add cruel comments about a tragedy come from? Is there any way to do anything about it? Does it matter?

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