Tag Archives: David Simon

OK, let’s talk about the Baltimore riots

Three people have written to me over the past 24 hours requesting that I start a thread on the riots that are currently raging in Baltimore. This post is for them. If not for their notes, I don’t think I would have mentioned it here. It’s not that I don’t care that Freddy Gray was […]

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A blogger in Ypsilanti doesn’t want to blog, and, when he finally does, you won’t believe what he blogs about on his blog

I cleaned house for over 12 hours yesterday, and, to celebrate, I woke up this morning and started drinking Bloody Marys. In spite of this, however, it was still my intention to blog tonight. But, just as I was changing into my tattered blogging leotard, I was reminded of the fact that season two of […]

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High-end journalism is dying and we need to save it

Former Baltimore newspaperman, David Simon, perhaps best known for his work on Homicide and The Wire, spoke before John Kerry’s Senate sub-committee on the future of journalism yesterday. As you might expect, he was brilliant. Sure, he discounted the contributions of blogs, many of whom really are producing valuable, original content, but, for the most […]

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