Daniel Schorr died on Friday at 93. Brooke remembers the venerated reporter and commentator.
Proof reading flaw: "wasn't held until after his internment."
Ah, Brooke! Leave it to you to find such a charming example of Mr. Schorr at his playful, sarcastic and satiric best. Between you, you remind me of my statement that fiction can be a useful lens to see reality through and is a valid form of journalism. Many a driveway moment was incurred just anticipating any of his commentaries.
As far as Seuss goes, I doubt any serious discussion of any supposed flaws in his character was held until after his internment. Besides, Schorr lived and worked under one identity and in a limelight that never sought him nor had really had reason to.
Congratulations on your coverage of Daniel Schorr's passing, a great man and clearly a beloved NPR co-worker. All of the very positive and complimentary comments were so much more appropriate inspiring to hear contrasted to the sordid and sensational comments "reported" following the death of Theodor Seuss Geisel. To juxtapose such "news" after Dr. Seuss's death was unnecessary and unkind, serving no real or valuable purpose. Perhaps you knew of no failings of Mr. Schorr, but I doubt he was a saint, either. In any case, your coverage of his death with all favorable comments was welcome, especially in today's age of gossipy, opinion-oriented news.
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