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The Music Man

March 15, 1992

Hilburn refers to himself as "a reporter along for the ride." In other magazine articles I've read, reporters have referred to themselves as "visitors" meeting with the famous movie stars. There is something very irksome in the way that reporters refer to themselves in the third person. This is an outdated reportorial style that is very condescending.

What is the big deal about a reporter simply mentioning himself in the first person? I realize you wish to sound objective, but this isn't helping your cause. What it does sound like is that you take us readers for idiots.

DEBBIE BELLON

Agoura

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