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John Astin, the 87-year old actor who played Gomez Addams and did a gig singing Wallflower Pete has found himself in opposing fracking. Who knew? Game over?
The death rattle of journalism is evidenced by the increasing frequency of episodes where I am forced to exclaim, yet again, “If any further proof be needed of the death…” The latest is an AP Big Story item entitled “Addams Family actor lends voice to fracking opposition.” The article is all of 122 words. It tells us Baltimore native John Astin, the 87-year old actor who last appeared in the Addams Family sitcom 51 years ago as Gomez Addams, has put out a TV ad endorsing a Maryland Fracking ban.
That’s the news in a state with a city ranked as the No. 5 murder capital of the US so far in 2017? What AP employee possibly thought a story about an actor few thought was still alive doing a fracking ad was the “Big Story”? Did Astin’s agent slip him a $100 bill or was it Food & Water Watch?