Monday, August 07, 2006

Some Things Don't Change....

The journalist glanced back at him over a sloping shoulder "Another of those smart-cracking newspaper guys," he said in a tough voice, too loudly on purpose, "sitting around the Hotel Regis lobby wearing out the spitoons."

....... If there was one brand of bum he despised, it was the newspaper bum. Or anyhow the drunken illiterates the United Press and Associated Press seemed to think were good enough for Mexico and South America.

Katherine Anne Porter: That Tree, Flowering Judas and other stories 1930

.... but some do

See Charles' and others' posts on the Mexican election at Mercury Rising. The coverage of the Mexican election there is the best I've seen.

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