Media

A Few Words About the Morning News’ Special Section on the July 7 Police Ambush

It's called media criticism. Look it up.

No doubt by now you have seen the piece by D Magazine contributing editor and [squints] Dallas Morning News staff writer Jamie Thompson about the July 7 police ambush and how the SWAT team took down the shooter. It’s called “Standoff” or maybe “STANDOFF” and it’s worth your time to read all almost 13,000 words of it. It has been online for a week or so, and on Sunday the Morning News published it on actual newsprint, giving it its own section in the paper.

Tim and I have been discussing it off and on since the story first went live, and I thought I would take a few moments out of my busy schedule of taking insanely good photos of downtown buildings to put a few of our talking points on our blog, FrontBurner, colloquially known as FB. I’m a bit worried I might step on a few toes, I believe the expression is, but I’m gonna go ahead and do it anyway. Are you ready? You sure? OK, cool. Wait, you are definitely ready? Alright. Here they are:

Yeah, I’m doing it again.

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IT’S MORE GOOD NAMES FOR A DOG, Y’ALL, OR AT LEAST BETTER NAMES FOR A DOG THAN STORY, WHICH IS THE NAME OF DMN EDITOR MIKE WILSON’S DOG. LIKE “STORY, NO!” AND “STORY, COME HERE!” COME ON.

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Edgar

Ansel

Baby

Jon Hamm

Buddy

Eliza

Darling

Micah

Howard

Lily

James

Debora

Morgan

Preacher

Doc

Morse

CJ

Sky

Hudson

Meek

Viviana

Hal

Cook

Flea

Eddie

Lanny

Joon

JD

Jamie

Bats

Clay

Patrick

Ben

D.R.

Big Boi

Killer Mike

Brogan

Samm

Allison

Marcos

Armie

The Butcher

Joe

Andy

Bullhorn

Russell

Hellcat

Thurman

Elijah

Everett

Jon Spencer

Walter

Wilbur

Fitzgerald (aka Fitz)

Judge

Romar

Shellita

Terrance

Jeffrey

Marshall

Marisol

Arthur

Dean

Troy

Bina

Goon

Leeza

Duke

Bobby

Trey

Mason

Scruggs

Ronald Joe

Diego

Perry

Zulu

Junior

 

Comments

  • Zac, I want you to know how much I appreciate the series of Story posts. They never, ever get old for me. I’m sure Mike Wilson feels the same way.

    • @zaccrain

      Tim, thank you. This has been a real roller-coaster of a day and I needed a little bit of affirmation to get me through the tail end of it.

  • Amy S

    Ahem. Stormy.

  • EricCeleste

    As much as I enjoy these posts, I was *really* looking forward to reading about the pump-fake topic.

    • @zaccrain

      Hop in the chat.