Monday, October 17, 2005

Garage Journalism

Okay--imagine that you always wanted to be a journalist when you grow up. Perhaps you read accounts of Woodward and Berstein using their journalistic detective skills to topple a sitting president. You want to make a difference--to uncover truth, wherever it may be found. You have idealistic dreams to pursue the hot stories--to go where few others are willing to go.

You get your big break. You are a writer for the Associated Press. Your columns will be read around the world.

And then . . . it comes. The Big Assignment.

Write about what is in Karl Rove's garage.

This has to go down as one of the stranger stories I've seen--not because of the content--but because someone thought it was worth writing about, turning it in, and then publishing it!