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March 3, 2008

'The Wire' vs. the real thing

"So, how true is The Wire? Is The Sun's newsroom really like that? 

I've had a bunch of friends, strangers and MS commenters ask me that question in the past couple months.

I'm not going to get into stuff like morale or buyouts, etc.

What I will say is, the show does a really good job of re-creating the way the newsroom looks. 

I had Sun photographer Christopher T. Assaf sneakily snap this shot a couple days ago, and as you can see, the resemblance to the TV show set is pretty striking. 

And yes, there are a few writers and editors kind of like Gus Haynes.

But I think most of us are pretty dweeby.

Certainly not as dweeby as Washington Post writers.

But still dweeby. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:59 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Random stuff


And I thought my cube was depressing!

Caption for this picture:

Hi, Sam. What's happening? We need to talk about your TPS reports.


"Certainly not as dweeby as Washington Post writers."

that's just a great line right there!

We're way cooler than WP-ers. :)

I can't believe my Putin photos made it into Hilarious.

... woooSHHH!

Oh snap! Pierre! You found me!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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