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Power Ranking the Questions in Mike Wilson’s Reddit AMA

The editor of the Dallas Morning News gamely answered some questions. Mostly.

Yesterday, as Holland mentioned in Leading Off, Mike Wilson, the editor of the Dallas Morning News, subjected himself to an “ask me anything” session on Reddit. If you’re familiar with the platform, then you know that users vote up the best questions. In theory, then, the questions should get worse as you scroll down. In theory. In practice, it turns out that I am the best judge of questions. Here were my six favorites:

6. Couldn’t you have come up with a better name for your dog than Story? (from ThrowItInThe214)

5. Who is your favorite employee and why is it Rudy Bush? (MoeWanchuk)

4. What the hell’ll happen to the Stone of Truth? That whole building? Aren’t you nerds shrugging that thing off for some cheap space? (ass_calliope)

3. How do you and the paper navigate the issue of false balance, both in the news department and on the editorial page? (For example, does the DMN really need to give safe harbor to a buffoon like Mark Davis so that it can claim a conservative viewpoint?) There are two sides to every story, sure, but when one side is relying on conspiracy theories and fake news to bolster its case, it seems disingenuous to give both sides equal weight. (afhsdhfkjsdhakfjhwir)

2. Competing against all other Dallas area journalist/media personalities (TV, radio, or print), which Dallas area journalist/media personality would win in a:
• footrace?
• hotdog-eating contest?
• Dallas-centric game of Charades?
 (Gabeeb)

1. Is Story the worst name ever given to a dog, or is it ABSOLUTELY the most terrible name ever given to a dog in the history of dogs? (Cictercimon)

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