Why Newspapers?

I stepped into a pawn shop this morning. The owner greeted me, then asked me if my newspaper was doing a story on “that ex-cop from California who killed those people. I heard he’s in Oklahoma.”

In fact, the subject of this discussion, Christopher Dorner, had, “published an online ‘manifesto’ that alleged he lived in Enid, Oklahoma, sometime in his life. Enid is among nine cities listed as residences for Dorner in the online writing.”

Where do you think Pawn Shop Guy “heard” that this suspect was in Oklahoma? I wonder if he reTweeted it?

Newspapers aren't as glamorous as they might have been at one time, and they aren't perfect, but they are miles above social media for getting at the truth.
Newspapers aren’t as glamorous as they might have been at one time, and they aren’t perfect, but they are miles above social media for getting at the truth.

 

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  1. Newspapers will always be in my heart. There was a time when I couldn’t imagine a future without newspapers.

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