As an aspiring geezer, I’m inspired when white-hairs beat the young guns at their own new-media game.
So today we celebrate Lyle Denniston, the 81-year-old, twice-retired blogger at SCOTUSBlog. He got the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act right and he got it first.
Actually, the trigger-happy hot heads at CNN and Fox News got it first. But they got it wrong. They reported that the court struck down the law. Oops. They even had President Obama fooled, until he heard from his staff and from SCOTUSblog.
Denniston’s scoop made him an Internet sensation. #TeamLyle T-shirts popped up.
He knows his subject. He has covered the court for 54 years, working with various newspapers before the blog.
Geezers may not be as fast on the draw as the young guns. But our aim is true.