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Mark P

I worked as a newspaper reporter back in the 70's. When I started I couldn't imagine doing anything else. When I finally resigned for good after only about four years, I couldn't imagine ever doing it again. I got to see how some regional network reporters did their job when one (whose name you would recognize immediately from PBS today) cruised into the last day of a two-week federal civil trial, looked around and then left for the nearest network affiliate to do her story. She asked a local newspaper reporter to call and tell her what happened. And then she did her authoritative report to a national audience. And the writer assigned to cover the Y2K story admitted in print that reporters are not trained in anything except how to read documents and interview people; no intelligence, no other education required. It's no wonder they make their own worlds up out of their imaginations.


Gads, Fanfic written by creepy stalkers. The stuff so bad even Regency won't publish it.

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