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Snark Alert! My letter to the editor — beat the odds and was published today in the Washington Post.

Snark Alert. “Save the Snark,” by Rose Rosetree, appeared in today’s Washington Post. Why did I write it? Because I believe that writing can be about truth. Not just striking a pose.

Snark Alert Online. Against All Odds

Here’s a link to “Save the Snark,” my letter to the editor that beat the odds.  Published today.

Snark Alert in the Print Edition of the Washington Post

Just open up the “Free for All Section.” That’s right ahead of the editorial and opinion pages. In the main section of the Saturday paper, February 24, 2018.

You’ll find it at the very top. On the left.

Yes, definitely an honor.

Snark Alert. Because there are Three Kinds of News

  1. Real News
  2. Fake News
  3. Drivel. Especially unfortunate? Drivel written with attitude.

Meant as a Message to the Post Magazine Section

Yes, my newspaper subscription comes with a weekly magazine. Yours too?

Subscribing online is better than not subscribing at all. But, to me, having pages to turn is part of the fun.

Well, about a year ago the Post hired a new editor for The Washington Post Magazine.

Seems to me, this new editor, Richard Just has employed a definite strategy. Young and cute, himself. He appears to be angling towards readers who are also young and cute.

So I’ve witnessed this approach. And not enjoyed it particularly. Such as the prominent articles on “Date Lab.”

Personally, I wish they’d add a new column. “Reading Celebrities” or some such name. Where I’d do face reading or aura reading on prominent newsmakers. I’ve done both for USA Today and 1,000+ other media contributions

Counting today’s tiny win, my Media Log is actually up to 1,043.

How I Long to Write a Column for the Post

Because the Post has:

  • A regular gossip column
  • Advice columns by Carolyn Hax and Amy Argetsinger
  • Manners advice by Miss Manners
  • And fashion columns by Robin Givhan

Well, doesn’t every other major newspaper have columns like these? I wonder, who’s going to step up and publish something really different.

Yet, so far, nothing about reading people deeper!

Feel free to contact the features editor at your favorite paper, Blog-Buddies.

If you pitch the idea and find some interest, let me know.

I’ll gladly follow up with a proposal.

Meanwhile, today I’m prepared to celebrate a bit. It feels good, making the Post. While striking a blow for intelligent readers who already graduated from middle school!

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  1. 1
    An Avid Reader says:

    Congrats, Rose! So cool that your letter to the editor of the Washington Post was published!

  2. 2
    Lilian says:

    You’re an excellent writer. I realise that your understanding of language goes deep in terms of how the conscious and subconscious operate (or however you might phrase that), but objectively, the precision in your language makes your thoughts jump off the page/screen.

    It’s a very readable style.

  3. 3

    Sweetness alerts! Thank you so much, LILIAN and AN AVID READER.

    Warming my heart.

  4. 4
    An Avid Reader says:

    Hi Rose,

    It is quite an achievement to have a letter to the editor published in a major newspaper. Not an every day occurrence, that is for sure! Quite the contrary!

  5. 5

    AN AVID READER, yes, you’re right.

    Kind of like the odds of having a comment read on “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio. (I’m glad about that one, too. It was about why aura reading shows that marijuana impacts consciousness in a dangerous way.)

  6. 6
    An Avid Reader says:

    Hi Rose,

    I am so glad you mentioned the NPR Spot! I was not aware of that one.

    It is almost like winning the lottery twice–but this type of lottery requires brains and skill as a baseline rather than just sheer luck!

  7. 7

    AN AVID READER, thanks. And speaking of succeeding against all odds, who’s in the Washington Post Magazine?
    My friend, magician and mentalist Alain Nu.

    He’s on Page 1 of this week’s issue. And it’s a (very) full page.

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