Here’s what Eugene, OR Register-Guard columnist Bob Welch has discovered about journalists in his nearly 40 years in the business:
Some you’d want next to you in a foxhole, others you wouldn’t want to share a hotel room with at a journalism conference. (“I’m going prowling,” a guy from The Bulletin in Bend told me when we’d arrived for such a conference. “If you’re smart, you won’t be here when I get back — if you know what I mean.”)
Journalists are a lot like politicians, pastors, doctors, teachers and people in every other profession — fabulous and flawed.