I wish there had been one more question in today’s New York Times Q-and-A with David Simon — something like, “Your thoughts on Bill Marimow returning to the newsroom?” (Check out these Simon-Marimow tweets that were posted yesterday after Marimow was named Inquirer editor for the second time.)
UPDATE: Jeremy Egner tweets that his interview was held before Marimow announcement.
There’ve been a lot of words written about the journalists’ feud over the years, but here are some links in case you haven’t followed their spat:
* David Simon in 2006: That the Lt. Charlie Marimow character in “The Wire” and Bill Marimow “are, in my opinion, perhaps not the best leaders of their respective organizations or units, is, I’m afraid, entirely random and coincidental. They are not the same person; in fact, only one of them actually exists.”
* Bill Marimow in 2008: “I deeply resent Simon’s dishonest efforts to revise history.”
* Marimow in 2010: “In my opinion, his assertion that John [Carroll] and I destroyed the [Baltimore Sun] is documentably untrue. This is a grudge which now extends more than a decade and is demeaning not to us but to him. To hold a grudge that long poisons the grudge-holder.”