"The copy desk nightmare is when you wake up and you realize I made a mistake. You know, it's a fact, it's a figure, you did something wrong, you wrote a backward sentence. And you call the copy desk in your nightmare, and you realize the slot man has left. And usually, you see the presses rolling. I started having these in my twenties, and I still have them."
I noted that he was a rather recognizable person, and asked if he thought he got profiled. "Oh, definitely," he said.
"I might get recognized, but they're not sure where they know me from. So, a lot of times an officer might think he's arrested me before. But then usually by the time they walk up on me, it comes to them and they're like 'Oh!'"
"The newsroom is the essential vehicle for understanding a city, because it’s not one guy at a computer trying to figure shit out," says David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and this year's "Treme." But since those kinds of news organizations are committing slow suicide, HBO provides a nice way of telling it straight.