Monday, May 30, 2005

Miner: Hero of the fuddy duddies!

Posted by: spacecog

So last week I wondered aloud if anyone but me ever read "Scoops" Miner’s interminable mush. This week, an answer! One Ed Baumann of Kenosha Wisconsin writes in to the Reader letters page to gush about how much he allegedly "really enjoyed reading about [Miner’s] frustration in trying to reach a live person at the Sun-Times." Seems Mr. Baumann was himself a newspaper "rewrite man" half a century ago, and fondly recalls that back in the mists of time newspapermen answered every call that came in and chatted with every random nut who walked in off the street. Ah, those funny, funny crazy people! "We would assign them to our ‘Martian editor, who was always the person with the least to do at the moment," the still-spry journo recalls, "and he or she would listen to their story and assure them that the Daily News would see that the Martians took the wires out of their brains."

Ah, the good old days! I laughed so hard I almost peed my Depends.


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