Bob Simon (1941-2015)

I really liked this guy’s reporting:

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Riding in a black car that rear ended a Mercedes. A shame.

 

12 comments:

9:56 am • Thursday • February 12, 2015

Total old school.

7:24 pm • Thursday • February 12, 2015

Newser said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Dammit Bob.

8:01 pm • Thursday • February 12, 2015

@blogenfreude:
Being famous is no defence against kinetic energy and bad driving/luck.

8:03 pm • Thursday • February 12, 2015

LinkedIn employee exposes several thousand SFers to measles. Good job Jenny McCarthy.

8:08 pm • Thursday • February 12, 2015

@ManchuCandidate: Even worse: Linked In employees expose millions of innocent people to Linked In.

9:10 pm • Thursday • February 12, 2015

@blogenfreude: That’s sad. Too many people forget to buckle up when they’re in cabs, and taxi drivers don’t always prioritize fixing broken seat belts, because they figure passengers mostly aren’t using them anyway, so why even bother.

12:36 am • Friday • February 13, 2015

@blogenfreude: @mellbell: You survive war zones, and then die in the back of a limousine because you weren’t wearing your seatbelt. Too. Much. Irony.

1:39 pm • Friday • February 13, 2015

And now David Carr, 58, has dropped dead in the NYT offices. Damn.

11:52 am • Saturday • February 14, 2015

@Mistress Cynica: I have, more than once, gotten out of a taxi with non-functioning seat belts. And I was in a taxi once that spun and punched a wall cutting through the park on 96th. It really does happen.

4:56 pm • Saturday • February 14, 2015

@blogenfreude: I’ve also reported taxis with non-operating seat belts. I’m a nerd about buckling up in cabs, I’m paranoid about it.

6:32 pm • Saturday • February 14, 2015

Über. And Flula.

ETA: Damn RIAA.

11:40 pm • Saturday • February 14, 2015

@Mistress Cynica: I long admired his work for the New York Times and only this week learned that he was previously editor of DC’s alt-weekly, the Washington City Paper (where he gave Ta-Nehisi Coates and other great writers their first job). He will be missed.

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