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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:18 PM

66-Year-Old 'Washington Post' Reporter Hopes He Liveblogged State Of The Union Right

WASHINGTON—Following his coverage of the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Washington Post senior reporter Ed Karl, 66, said he’s just going to hope he liveblogged the speech correctly, sources confirmed. “The page is pretty long, so I think I did enough posts—how many posts are these things supposed to have again?” Karl, a reporter and political correspondent for the national newspaper since 1971, said to colleagues as he scrolled over a 300-word entry entitled “#SOTU 2013: Best Ways to Watch.” “I tried to put a bunch of photos and updates on there, plus some tweets and jiffs or whatever. I don’t know. Looks like a liveblog to me.” At press time, editors had commended Karl on his work and encouraged him to link to it on his Facebook page


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iandhr Feb 2013 OP
babylonsister Feb 2013 #1
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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:21 PM

1. Hahaha! Quantity w/o much thought v/s quality and thought.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:33 PM

2. that's sad

I actually had to check to see if it was an Onion piece.
I knew a lot of older REAL reporters in my early years in the biz, and I have a lot of respect for them...too bad the technology has moved beyond them, they could still teach us a few things about true journalism...

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