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RIP, Joe Mooshil

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smasher_Sloan, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    He was the AP's guy in Chicago forever, and he looked and sounded like a guy named Mooshil should.

  2. Joe Lapointe

    Joe Lapointe Member

    Oh, goodness. I remember Joe from my rookie year in Chicago. A gruff, tough guy who at first intimidated me. Once I got to know him, I found him to be one of those people you could approach and talk to and he'd give you good advice and perspective. A real Chicago type, and I mean that in the best way. All all-time AP pro. Goodbye, Joe.
  3. tmr

    tmr Member

    There's a great Mooshil line people quote in Chicago. After spending a day staking out the Bears parking lot, an AP intern asked him what he does. He replied, "I chase cocksuckers around parking lots."
  4. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    Maria Mooshil, his daughter, was an editor at the Tribune and previously a writer at the Daily Herald.
  5. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    That line still lives on. The day after the season is still referred to as "chasing cocksuckers day" in Chicago.
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