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March 7, 2011

New York Times Reporter's Perfect Career Move

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At this point he could be a real asset to the editorial team:
From the time he was young boy, Mark Hawthorne understood the power of words. His father was a reporter for the Associated Press and his mother was a school teacher. So when Hawthorne landed his dream job and became a reporter for The New York Times, everything seemed to fall into place. Except that it all fell apart. These days, Hawthorne uses the power of words in a different way. Mostly, it's to say, "fuck you" or "I hate you." For the past 25 years, Hawthorne has lived on the streets of Berkeley, where he's developed a following and is known by the moniker "Hate Man," -- Hate Man

Posted by Vanderleun at March 7, 2011 11:13 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This is every Leftist male's dream life?

Posted by: RedCarolina at March 7, 2011 11:31 AM

What if anything, separates him from Bill Keller?

Posted by: Fat Man at March 7, 2011 6:17 PM

Wow...he lives in Berkely, and the crazed denizens there call him "Hate Man". Quite an accomplishment. It's like being called a racist at a KKK cross-burning.

Posted by: Blastineau at March 8, 2011 9:56 AM

Good grief - I actually met this guy. Well, "met" isn't quite the right word. Encountered, maybe.

I was living in Berkeley and everyone around the UC campus & Sproul Plaza knew him. I just never knew anything about his story. He was part of the scenery, like eucalyptus and weird bumper stickers. What a strange thing....

Posted by: shoreacres at March 10, 2011 8:46 PM

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