“When I was a child, my mother lectured me on the evils of
‘gossip.’ She held a feather pillow and said, ‘If I tear this
open, the feathers will fly to the four winds, and I could never
get them back in the pillow. That’s how it is when you spread
mean things about people.’ For me, that pillow is a metaphor for
Wikipedia.” — John Seigenthaler Sr.
So the future pulled up in her shiny big metaphor and we got in. In the beginning, our road trip made sense, all well-ordered highways and wholesome roadside attractions. Somewhere along the way, we hit bat country and the …[Read more]