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March 27, 2009

I'll bet you didn't know

I secretly write for the Wall Street Journal using an alias.

Witness.

(And thanks to Patchen for the link.)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:47 AM | | Comments (8)
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Comments

Sam,

Very interesting,
If you're using an alias you didn't want anyone to know that it was you, so no we wouldn't know.
The article is undated.
The comments are all in the last four hour.
The highlighted name still gives a WSJ email address.
Your thanking Patchen for give you the link to your own article.
If you were a globetrotting journelist for WSJ, working for the Sun must have resulted in a drop in pay.
Sam Sessa may be the actual alias.

Any spectulations I've missed?

Some of the above comments make the faulty assumption this was a previous job.

As ongoing adjunct job,
Does The Sun have trouble with your byline appearing in another paper or taking the time off?
When do you get the time to get through the red tape of the State Department and airport security, twice, cover the assignment and maintain this blog and the regular print edition with current local Baltimore material and not have obvious absence?

Sam Sessa has a whole file cabinet of nothing but passports.

He can throw on the mantle of a new identity in seconds.

The lives that other people dream...he embodies.

Note how he so casually wound down his career as Oriole Sammy Sosa in 2005, just as his newspaper byline was taking off...

Patchen -- shhh ...

Sam,

I think you may need to snuff Patchen if keeps being so loose lipped.

Patchen,

Don't take personally, as the made guys say - "it's only business.

GDA, maybe I work at both newspapers at the same time, collecting double pay for half the work.

Sam,

I guess Patchen safe as you may be giving enough of your own secrets away.
I trust Big Brother Sun isn't monitoring these comments.

That's hilarious and kind of weird. I read that article in the WSJ yesterday and, at first glance, thought it said Sam Sessa and had to look twice.

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