some journalists are just plain good journalists
it came to me today via one of the subjects of this piece, and it's a little something done by rachel maddow (one of those horrible lefties at msnbc) that so well and clearly captures what's happening here in lowell that i cannot resist passing it along. it's remarkable to me because obviously msnbc has no local bureau here in shangri-lowell, and they (rachel) have had to put this piece together from multiple sources with no first-hand presence to sort out the fact from the hyperbole. yet, here it is.
i've rarely been so close to a piece of news and seen it done so clearly, fairly, balanced and straightforward. rob mills of our lowell sun can do it. few others i've known can.
have a watch. it's a remarkable piece.