Alex Cockburn, 71, died yesterday. He was a friend.
He was a journalist who lived in N. California and wrote for, among, many other papers, one that I also wrote for, The Anderson Valley Advertiser (a misnomer if there ever was one). We shared political views in toto
He had the sharpest of wit and was always up for a laugh although you would never know it from his writing and reporting, which were very often serious and studied. He had no patience for the illogical and banal. We had some good times together and we fought on the same side.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/business/media/alexander-cockburn-left-wing-writer-dies-at-71.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120722