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Read This Robert Wilonsky Column

The DMN has a talent that it is squandering.

robert wilonskyI meant to get to this yesterday, but our deadline for the December issue interfered. In yesterday’s paper, Robert Wilonsky wrote a poignant column that is worth your time, if you haven’t already read it. It’s about a sermon his rabbi delivered on the first night of Rosh Hashana. It’s also about one of the ugliest, darkest days in Dallas history, something that happened a hundred years ago, and how that event resonates today.

And because I can’t just say something nice and leave it at that: this sort of work, I believe, is what the DMN would get from Wilonsky if someone there would tell him to stop running all over town, trying to report on every issue that arises, chasing clicks with breaking news. No one at the paper writes more than he does. Second place isn’t even close. In fact, in the Metro section yesterday that contained this column, Wilonsky wrote two other stories. For most people, even those with superhero nicknames like Fingers of Fury, quality is inversely proportional to quantity. Cranking out too much copy can lead one to make ill-advised puns with Walt Humann’s name. It can sucker one in to taking aim at conspiracy theories with nothing but blind faith in a mayor’s promises.

Less Robert Wilonsky, and then I’ll take more. 

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Comments

  • Jim Schutze

    An absolutely must-read piece. I had just finished watching a multi-part BBC documentary on the German killing factories. The story of the annihilation of the Wilonsky village in the middle of the Latvian forest was a startling counter-point. Plus, the Wilonskys are a counter-point — like Paul Bunyan in a yamulka. When he’s on, he’s on, folks.

  • PeterTx52

    i’m beginning to believe that RW is the only reporter at the DMN considering his prolific writing

  • DubiousBrother

    It would be nice to have the Democrats in Dallas get together and put up a monument or plaque at Akard and Main in Allen Brooks honor since lynching and the KKK and such is the Democrat Party’s legacy.
    I wonder if Wilonsky looked around when he was at Temple to see how many Black people were in attendance.
    Liberal whites preaching to liberal whites – have they even listened to what Trump is saying or looked at the behind the scenes attitude toward Jews, Blacks, the young, the old ….of the “elite” Dems that have been exposed via Wikileaks?