Wednesday, November 26, 2008

P.J O'Rourke Calls for Bailout for Journalists

Nice piece.

Moreover, rescuing print journalism is a "two-fer." Not only will America's principal source of Sudoku puzzles and Doonesbury be preserved but so will an endangered species - the hard-bitten, cynical, heavy-drinking news hound with a press card in his hatband, a cigarette stub dangling from his lip, and free ringside prize fight tickets tucked into his vest pocket. These guys don't reproduce in captivity. And there are hardly any of them left in the wild. I checked the bar.

Late News: the bar has now banned smoking P.J. More mythology here.

For a more accurate vision of this world try here.

P.J. O'Rourke is 61.

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