Was called to my attention -- a little late, I'm afraid -- that Dan Savage, the Seymour Hersh of rim job advice, broke news of Tina Podlodowski's defection from Lifelong AIDS Alliance to Big Bros-Big Sisters before I did. Within a matter of moments, Savage broadcast this fact to Stranger nation, ribbing me in the process for not taking my daily dose of Slogarrhea.
Guilty as charged. But so's Savage: Last week, Savage announced he'd "learned" that Central Loan & Gun Exchange, First Avenue's last remaining gun shop, was about to close down. He evidently learned this from a May 22 story in the Seattle Times. Well, had Savage bothered to read the Weekly, he would have learned of this imminent closure from staff writer John Metcalfe's story on the topic -- a full two weeks before the Erik Lacitis crib job in the Times that Savage cites in his post.
What all this goes to show is that even journalists miss a prior report on a news tidbit from time to time in an evermore-crowded media universe. I sure as hell do. And so does Savage.