Thursday, January 21, 2010

Journalism Without Booze?

"It's easy to reduce all of what is wrong with American journalism to the near industrywide ban on booze in the newsroom," says Jack Shafer; "So I will" — No Booze at Journalism's Wake.

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

As Benjamin Franklin is once supposed to have quipped:

"Beer! Proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

Cheers!

5:53 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Cheers! I've always loved that quote. A lot of Catholics are down on old Ben, for his Deism, but I love him.

One of my most joyous experiences working on my adaptation of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. I confess that a good portion of my work was done with a drink in hand.

4:07 PM  

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