Andy Rooney: ‘A Writer’s Job Is to Tell the Truth’

I will miss Andy Rooney, who died last week at the age of 92, even though I haven’t been a regular viewer of 60 Minutes for years. “I wish I could do this forever,” Rooney said after delivering his 1097th and final essay about a month ago.

I remember Rooney and a few of his signature essays such as the the one about Mrs. Smith (of Mrs. Smith’s Pies) that won him one of four Emmys. I wish I could  locate it on YouTube or elsewhere online. I tried.

Rooney was a lovable crank, dispensing opinions and wit from behind his wooden desk. He was funny without trying, apparently.

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