I could make an effort to write about the passing of media critic David Carr. And I would not do him justice. As NPR’s Eric Deggans pointed out Dave Weigel writes what needed to be said best. Consider this snippet before following the link.
…I can recall Carr running circles around me with Barry Allen speed, rasping like he’d gargled with Tom Waits’s mouthwash. He pushed me away from a patter (not false, but safe) that I’d been giving everyone who talked to me. He empathized. He cajoled. That way he wrote? Exactly like how he asked questions, pushing and pulling me along. I wish I’d taken notes on how he interviewed me, because he knew exactly how to get his story.