Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Like a Bruce Springsteen Hold Steady Song

Remember the glory days of journalism? Like when Bob Woodward actually wrote articles for the Post? In today's Chicago Tribune, Charles Madigan recalls a better time. Sure, there were no Pulitzers- that's Woodward's beat- but the news got published as long as the cigars were still lit and the green visors cast a green pall over the typewriter keys. And the dogs were around to play poker at the end of a long day writing news.

"Not a Pulitzer in the bunch, although Ed did once get a Chamber of Commerce award for writing a lovely profile of a town that was basically a toxic waste dump with some long forgotten Revolutionary War history. He wrote around the toxic part."

Ahhhhhh, nostalgia.


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