Since last week’s posting of The Door (of Shame, Blame and Brilliance), I have received hundreds of emails from concerned readers asking if we followed up on the tip, which was about a potential murderer staying at a local hotel, brought to us by a woman who said she heard “murdering noises” from the room above her, and that, as our office girl Misty noted: “I think she was hearing them again while standing in our office lobby.”
And as it turns out, all 358 emails were from NBC Dateline’s Keith Morrison who, like countless other television correspondents, is seeking an exclusive to The Door in our newsroom. It was actually Misty who made the realization that Morrison was behind all the emails when, while checking our general voicemail box, she heard the message: Just checking to see if you got all the eeeemails I sent. This is an anonymous call by the wayyyyy.
“Hey,” said Misty, “isn’t that the creepy guy from Dateline Mysteries?”
So as it stands, The Door remains safe from Morrison, as well as Barbara Walters, Geraldo Rivera, Morley Safer and Anderson Cooper, each of whom has taken a crack at getting the exclusive to what Diane Sawyer described as “An awe-inspiring body of journalism… which reminds me, where’s Chris Cuomo?”
For anyone who, for reasons that may be too embarrassing to admit, might be visiting for the first time, I should explain that The Door is home to a collection of newspaper clippings taped there by reporters at Siuslaw News since the 1970s. It is an ongoing effort to highlight the best and worst examples of print journalism from around Oregon while, simultaneously, insulating any sounds coming from people who use the commode on the other side.
Before we get to this week’s exhibit, we must join hands as always and, in a monotoned voice similar to anyone who thinks they may have been with Miley Cyrus without being tested, repeat the following words:
The Door is a beacon, drawing us into the jagged rocks of journalism.
This week’s entry is unique because you will, for the first time, not only see what our editor’s printing looks like, but also why her insight and feedback has elevated her to our news team’s most influential position. As the editor, she inspects each page before it is sent to press by carefully reading over them and, when necessary, using her mighty red pen to make changes or offer input gleaned from her years of experience. What follows is just one example of her astute observation regarding a headline…
See what I mean?
It’s okay if you got goosebumps; I usually just put on a jacket.
25 thoughts on “Keith Morrison, Barbara Walters and others continue to seek… The Door”
Um, trees are scary.
Hmm, that’s your EDITOR’S comment?
Right I’m going to send my CV to the Sunday Times and apply for the job of editor.
And don’t let your editor see this comment … editors are scary.
Give my love to the commode BTW.
Will do, Angela! By the way, editors are especially scary when they’re ON the commode.
You can never be sure who is having a picnic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxFIGWm9M6w
Wow, that IS scary!
Btw, poor Anne Murray… 😦
Trees are scary. Hansel and Gretel didn’t use caution when visiting/living in a forest and look what happened to them!
Then there’s the tree from Poltergeist, and the Dark Forest, and those trees from H.R. Puffinstuff…
Yeah, I keep a chainsaw in the car.
she..that one…has got tactic. style. i bet she got a mirror too…
Possibly even a talking one 😉
i bet even a crown…to go with that sash…
The ash tree in my front yard, as well as the maple, is extremely upset by the stereotype set forth by your editor. An apology is expected to be forthcoming, not required in writing or on paper….
Since it was “The Door” are you sure it was Keith? Maybe it was Jim…after all he WAS “The Door.”
This may require some further investigation. I wonder what Barbara Walters is doing?
if you can’t handle the trees, stay out of the forest.
That’s assuming you can SEE the forest for the trees.
Not to mention the typo in the very first sentence of the article.
Haha! I guess she was so scared she stopped reading once she got to the word “forest” in the first paragraph 😉
Keith Morrison, creepy? I hadn’t seen him since he left Canada, so I did some investigating on youtube. Misty is right, he IS creepy. But he didn’t used to be. Honest. http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/science-technology/transportation/the-drive-to-survive-reducing-road-deaths-in-canada/getting-madd-with-drunk-drivers.html
Ok, so the question is… what Happened?!?
Your next investigative report?
I’ll have to go deep undercover. And hide.
Thank you. I needed that chilling observation on such a hot and humid day!!
My pleasure, Susan. Next, you might try hanging an 8×10 of Keith in your home to maintain the chill 😉
Ned, you left off the most important appellation of the door – “shame, blame, brilliance, and knob”
That’s exactly what my wife said. I think just to make me blush.