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DeePee: No Journalism To Love Today

DeePee (RE: Popkey to be Labrador spokesman): So many people go IN to journalism with an agenda these days, it's just not the same game any more. Flackery seems to be the ultimate departure point. We are arguing over the quality of buggy-whips. There is no journalism "to love" these days, because it doesn't exist. I remember when it meant making sense out of things, and exposing crooked cops and politicians in their act. It's why I got out 14 years ago; the only advancement was to start covering gas station pump-island grand openings to please the ad staff. When I got in, in the early 1970s, it was catching bad guys, making deadline, and getting it first and getting it right, because they other newspaper in town would clean your clock if you didn't.

Question: Are you concerned about the nature of modern journalism?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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