The Wire, David Simon's epic examination of power, corruption and narcotics in a major American city, was not set in Texas. It couldn't have been. Not because cities here don't have those things (they do) but because local police departments aren't allowed to go around wiretapping drug dealers.
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David Simon, sitting to the left of Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney at today's Senate subcommittee hearing on "The Future of Journalism," edited his prepared testimony. The creator of The Wire left out the part about how, when a newspaper exec complains about how technology is the sole rea ... More >>
Oooooh, can't wait: We're about 15 minutes away from the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet "Future of Journalism" hearing, where, as we noted yesterday, Dallas Morning News publisher and CEO Jim Moroney will testify alongside The Wire creator David Simon and Arianna ... More >>
James Moroney IIIDallas Morning News publisher and CEO Jim Moroney will be in D.C. tomorrow for a hearing on "The Future of Journalism," scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m. C.S.T. in front of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and t ... More >>