'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.