|Project for Excellence in Journalism - Daily Briefing|
|Written by Lou Gulino|
|Wednesday, 10 November 2010 01:25|
What does Hart Seely do? The question should be, what doesn’t he do? He’s been a reporter and master-ful writer for the Post-Standard for more than three decades. Some of the other titles he’s earned are author, essayist, humorist, political commentator, broadcaster and foreign cor-respondent.
Let’s elaborate on those in reverse order: Hart was em-bedded with the U.S. Army in Iraq during two reporting trips in 2005 and 2006; he’s heard on National Public Ra-dio, reading and commenting on his work. In his most recent book, "Mrs. Goose Goes to Washington: Nursery Rhymes for the Po-litical Barnyard," Hart Seely turns classic verses for children into hilarious com-mentary on our nation’s leaders. Sometimes he lets leader-generated silliness speak for itself, as it did in his 2003 work, "Pieces of Intelli-gence: The Existential Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld."
|"Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day—23 minutes—and that’s supposed to be enough."
WTVH (WHEN-TV)He was more than once likened to Mike Wallace of TV's "60 Minutes" and early in his career, the Syracuse New Times cited him as "the best investigative reporter in Syracuse."