Sally Field

Pitts: People remember that facts matter

Pitts: People remember that facts matter

I'm beginning to feel like Sally Field.

Remember the 1985 Academy Awards, when she was stunned by the idea of being accepted? "And I can't deny the fact that you like me!" she gushed. "Right now! You like me!"

I could give the same speech today.

I am, you see, employed in an industry that is dealing with, well ... let's be diplomatic and call them "challenges." Truth is, though, the newspaper business is "challenged" in the same sense the Titanic was "leaky."

Wherever I travel, I make a point of picking up the local paper. Almost always, it is like holding a cancer patient, some stricken friend you haven't seen in a...

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