Now we’re a “barren outpost”

Right. Just so barren.

They New York Times ran a story about the many California state prisoners being released, and all the support they need to make it on the outside.

The piece is centered in Stockton, which the Times reporter calls “a barren outpost in California’s Central Valley.”

A good article, actually, which you can read here.

When I know such reporters are in town, I background them. Which usually results in better balanced stories. Stories purged of big-city condescension. Usually.

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