Musings —05.25.2012 09:51 AM—
I’m a former cops and courts reporter, and I usually read crime stories more than I read politics stories. As such, I’ve been transfixed by the terrible and tragic Etan Patz story. I’m not convinced that they now have the right guy – over the decades, there have plenty of others who confessed to, or who were implicated in Etan’s disappearance. But I am convinced that this story is simply outstanding journalism. I know that street in SoHo well, and when I read this piece, it made me feel like I was right there – which is what all great journalism should do.
God bless him and his long-suffering parents. I hope their ordeal finally reaches some conclusion.