Back toward his hometown: The Washington Post's Teo Armus is two years out of Columbia (class of 2018).
He went to one of "the finest schools." Amazingly, he, like the crusty old Hank Stuever before him, doesn't know enough to reject use of the insulting group denigration, "Karens," as part of a news report.
A news report which is amazingly poorly composed, even after revisions. Meanwhile, it's amazing to think that the Washington Post believes an insulting group denigration like "Karens" should be part of legitimate journalism.
For our money, few pop songs are better composed than Springsteen's My Hometown. This verse has been popping into our heads of late as we read the work of people like these:
In '65 tension was running high at my high schoolThe video in that barely coherent Post report presents part of a very sad story. Meanwhile, the Post's astoundingly terrible judgment has been bringing it all back home.
There was a lot of fights between the black and white
There was nothing you could do
Two cars at a light on a Saturday night
in the back seat there was a gun
Words were passed, and a shotgun blast
Troubled times had come
To my hometown