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Why Rory Gilmore Is a Terrible Journalist

She may work for free, but Rory Gilmore is still not earning her keep as a journalist.
Lorelai and Rory Gilmore are back in Netflix's revival of "Gilmore Girls." The show will launch in the fall.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Source: Netflix

In Season 5 of Gilmore Girls, newspaper publishing magnate Mitchum Huntzberger sits down aspiring journalist Rory Gilmore, an intern at the Stamford Eagle-Gazette, and gives her an unsolicited performance review. “I’ve worked with a lot of young people over the years,” says Huntzberger, who also happens to be the father of Rory’s boyfriend at Yale, Logan. “Interns, new hires. I’ve got a pretty good gut sense for people’s strengths and weaknesses….

“And I’ve to got to tell you,” he says. “You don’t got it.”

Bam! Print it.

As a fan of the show, you may have loathed the Huntzberger lion, but as a journalist, I respect his bluntness. As withering as Huntzberger’s review sounded more than a decade ago, back before the term “newspaper publishing magnate” was an anachronism,illustrate. Never mind deadlines; she cannot even master a paper route.

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