Journalism, sex and David Simon – “true dat”

David Simon (“The Wire,” “Treme” etc) has written a very good piece on “War and Piece” (the Petraeus ‘scandal’)

Media’s Petraeus Sex Obsession Is Dangerous, Destructive
Enough. This is just sex. This is just people.

…. Hypocrisy will never go out of style in American journalism or American life.  But sitting there and watching the rewrite and sports desk mobilize to surround the sexual wanderings of a sportscaster, I remember making a decision:  Enough.  This is just sex.  This is nothing more than the odd, notable penis or the odd, notable vagina staggering off the marked path and rubbing against the wrong tree.  This is just people….

Advertisements

About dwighttowers

Below the surface...
This entry was posted in a little self-knowledge, media and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s