Monday, April 08, 2002

Media Geezer Alert

A number of people (okay: 2) e-mailed this morning to make sure that I had seen the story (registration required) about Mike Wallace announcing his semi-retirement, effective next year. One of the emails suggested that my little blogspot campaign against media geezers might be having some small impact.

Au contraire. Mike Wallace has been announcing retirements, semi-retirements, virtual retirements for years. Sixty Minutes Executive Producer Don Hewitt gives the game away, telling the Times that he intends to "die at (his) desk." That is what the entire Sixty Minutes Geezer Patrol intends to do, regardless of what they tell gullible reporters and wishful-thinking management.