I flagged this story today for a possible teaching moment with young reporters down the line. It strikes me as a near-perfect example of how to handle an offbeat news feature — in this case, the little-reported east-west feud between Bigfoot researchers — with the lightest and deftest possible touch. The style is transparent, there’s absolutely no snark, the prose is lean and the whole thing’s a delight from start to finish.

So, enjoy.

Posted at 2:43 pm in Uncategorized |

2 responses to “Snicker.”

  1. the other nance said on October 1, 2004 at 7:13 pm

    Nance, you’re posting on a FRIDAY, what’s up? Perhaps you should try the latest martini I’ve been making, a Crantini, I think it’s called. 2 oz. Stoli Cranberi, 1/2 oz. peach schnapps, and 1/2 oz. cranberry juice. It’s great, and you’ll forget all about the frustrations of the work week. 😀

    Hope you have a great weekend! You deserve it!

    The Other Nance

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  2. Eric Zorn said on October 4, 2004 at 12:44 am

    Best part of that story, the name “Matt Moneymaker.”

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