With so many journalists scrambling to dissect the varying degrees of truthiness in David Simon's
fictional view of Baltimore, law enforcement, politics, public school education, drug dealing, and journalism on The Wire
, it's nice to see a former co-worker step into the fray.
Tom Scocca--that scrappy
former staffer at both the Baltimore and Washington City Paper
s, current New York Observer
media writer, and Chinese stooge
--weighs in with one of the most obvious questions raised by the current blogosphere debate: If Simon is so wrong about what's wrong with journalism, then why is The Sun so bad?