Monday, July 13, 2009

Replay "The News"

I would put this story in my best of, but I believe that Katie Schwartz is one of four people that read it and as far as I know, it isn't anyone's cup of tea.

It's too long.
It's not a happy subject and there's very little humor in it.
Except for the victim of the crime that kicks the whole thing off, nobody in the story is portrayed in virtually any kind of a positive light.

This piece does not reflect my personal view of San Francisco's Finest, but I don't live in the neighborhood that I used as a source for this piece. So my opinion like gas mileage listed by the EPA...varies. You can tell when this was written if you cross-reference the events and the narrator's criticism of all media will still hold true a hundred years from now.

So Ladies and Gentlemen, for better, for bad, here is "The News."


Doc said...

I knew a "Ms. Zola" once and I count myself lucky. I hope the second printing of this story gets the accolades it deserves, as it isn't too long, and it reminds us of the debt we owe our fellow man/woman.

Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to go hug my kids.


Gifted Typist said...

Eeks, you're trailer put me off, maybe another day when I have more emotional surplus

Cormac Brown said...


Thanks, I'm glad it reached somebody and that it could be you. I'm also glad that it made you appreciate your kids and the person in your life that helped watch over you.


I'm a hellva salesman, eh? It's better sometimes to have a forewarned audience, than an angry audience.