One of the great things about the Times, my hometown paper, is its deep background stories, especially about big media scandales. The Times will dig in, go there, talk to real people. They will at their best give a three-dimensional portrait of a slice of America.
And that’s what Kim Severson did yesterday, with the Times’s follow up Paula Deen piece. I hunkered down on my couch and read the entire article.
(And look at that picture of the Paula Deen supporters, lining up outside her Savannah restaurant. That, too, is a portrait of a slice of America.)