Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Old News

Those Were the Days

Isn’t the news itself still valuable to anyone? In any format, through any medium — isn’t an understanding of the events of the day still a salable commodity? Or were we kidding ourselves? Was a newspaper a viable entity only so long as it had classifieds, comics and the latest sports scores?”
—David Simon, former Baltimore Sun reporter-turned-executive producer of “The Wire,” in “Does the News Matter to Anyone Anymore?” The Washington Post, 2008 (Thanks to alert WORDster Campbell B. Titchener)

Editorial Comment: Good for wrapping fish, too.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

Low Tide

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