Thursday, March 13, 2008

Scratching That Itch

Posted By on Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:39 PM

The Baltimore City Paper has a great exit interview with David Simon, creator of The Wire and former all-pro reporter, on the occasion of the end of the series.

David Simon: Some people have critiqued the lack of presence of the internet in the Season 5 story. For them, allow me to offer the deleted scene that would have incorporated the profound impact of the internet on the goings-on in our story set at the mythical Baltimore Sun:


A white MALE, thirties, unshaven, sits in his underwear typing on a desktop computer. C.U. on computer screen. As he links to Baltimore Sun coverage off the newspaper's web site, creating a link on his own blog. The MALE scratches his left testicle, then satisfied, begins typing. C.U. on the moving cursor as commentary ensues.


Or whatever . . .

When David Simon wrote that, the ghost of Mencken smiled down upon him.

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