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Chicanery Row
Weekly Standard, by Shawn Macomber

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/12/2013 11:05:54 AM

In 1956, the celebrated novelist John Steinbeck declared journalism to be “the mother of literature and the perpetrator of crap.” To the non-Nobel ear, this might sound like denigration or enmity. But Bill Steigerwald’s idol-slaying travelogue of truth suggests the bon mot may have been more aspirational than previously believed. First, a bit of background. After 30 years toiling in journalism, Steigerwald accepted a buyout package from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in 2009—or, as he puts it, “I dove from the deck of the Daily Titanic and swam off to look for books to write till I die.”

Yet another book to go on my To Buy list. This one sounds like fun.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bill O Rights, 1/12/2013 12:04:08 PM     (No. 9112647)

"Daily Titanic." I laughed so hard it scared my dog. It should be the new masthead for the New York Titanic as it slowly sinks.

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