Monday, May 16, 2005

Monday, May 16, 2005
Waxing Moon
Jupiter Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Chiron Retrograde
Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn
Warm and Rainy

I wrote, edited and sent two issues of Charlotte out yesterday, after spending way too much time puttering.

The afternoon was spent on my mentee’s manuscript. I enjoyed it, but, of course, I have suggestions. I’ll type them up and send them in the next few days. There’s a lot of good work in it.

I’m still struggling with the choices for cover art for Angel Hunt. And I have to make a decision. Go with my gut, I guess.

Got a little bit of work done on Elusive Prayers, the Brother Joseph novella, but not enough. Oh, well.

I have to spit out two short stories today before turning my attention back to the serials.

And, I’m doing a double day tomorrow at the show. The Today Show will do some filming backstage with a walk-on, and they want me to take care of the walk-on. It should be fun – the person’s lifelong dream is to stand on a Broadway stage. I understand the feeling. I’ve always promised myself that the day I lost the thrill walking through the stage door is the day I leave for good. And, in spite of the career transition, I still feel the thrill every time I walk through the door.

I’m furious with Newsweek. Their inaccuracies caused riots and deaths. And they “regret” it? Regret doesn’t cut it. Why wasn’t the story checked and rechecked and rechecked and proven beyond a doubt before it was run? Holding the story until it was proven or disproven beyond a doubt is vitally important in a situation that was bound to turn frenzied. There is no way their execs could not know what a firestorm the article would cause. Or, if they’re that dumb, they shouldn’t be running a major news magazine. It is inexcusable. People died as a result of their carelessness, and a spokesperson expressing “regret” isn’t good enough. They’ve lost all credibility and it would serve them right if they went under. They’ve turned into a typically money-hungry, ad-pandering corporation and forgot what the original mission of the magazine is – to tell us the truth.

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At 1:01 PM, Blogger Lara said...

What gets me is that Newsweek WON'T retract the story! Now that is certainly appalling...


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