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 Post subject: Get the kid his peaches....
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:46 pm 
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Has journalism died? Maybe it has lost its heart.

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I didn't say get the story. I said get the kid his peaches

It happened one Christmas Eve a long time ago in a place called Oakland on a newspaper called the Tribune with a city editor named Alfred P. Reck.
I was working swing shift on general assignment, writing the story of a boy who was dying of leukemia and whose greatest wish was for fresh peaches.

It was a story which, in the tradition of 1950s journalism, would be milked for every sob we could squeeze from it, because everyone loved a good cry on Christmas.

We knew how to play a tear-jerker in those days, and I was full of the kinds of passions that could make a sailor weep.

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