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What's your favorite bit of editing advice from Charlie?
What was your scariest moment with Charlie?
What makes Charlie angry?
What are Charlie's greatest moments as a small businessman?
But more relevantly, Harry Golden was a major-league con-man who did five years in federal prison in the 1930s for mail fraud. Only belatedly did I realize that Harry Golden was the original inspiration for Charlie's idiosyncratic approach to bill paying for the Monthly.
Is there a characteristic phrase or saying?
I only heard him say this once. But it explains a lot about why the magazine read the way it did. It's a vitally important dictum because editors and journalists, even the crusading kind, are often overly-attracted to what is new and novel, abandoning subjects or lines of argument because they've "been done," not realizing that 99 percent of the public will not have heard about them. There's a reason politicians have to repeat the same lines in speech after speech--it bores the traveling press core but is fresh to 99 percent of the audience. If, as a journalist, you want your work to actually change the country, you have to find new and interesting ways of getting your point across.
What's Charlie's most important value or trait?
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What's your favorite story about Charlie?