The first of what I hope will be many that I can share with you today. Go, you old media writers! Show them the world our truth!
Editor’s Note: The Shinbone Star today joins hundreds of America’s newspapers by participating in a call for editorials defending the vital role of a free press in our democracy.
By SHINBONE STAR EDITORIAL BOARD
Longtime journalists expect a certain amount of abuse. We work for hours on a story or a beautiful page layout that later in the day will be trampled underfoot on a city bus or sail down a rain-washed gutter.
We’re unappreciated, but most of us understand that it comes with the territory.
We’re bearers of bad news, vultures perching outside a dead man’s home. We’re the ones asking tough questions on your darkest day, sharks in the chum, feeding hungrily and seeming to exult in your personal tragedy.
We “never print any good news,” and we’re just the kind of people who will wryly point out that you don’t remember it when we do. We like dark…
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