Really? Nice fella like that? Who woulda guessed?
But my real question is: Why would a journalist take the time to tell me this? The guy is in jail and has been for nearly 40 years. I sort of assumed he was alone a lot of the time. And how does that headline get picked as one of the three important headlines of the moment?
My point: as journalists continue to clutch their pearls and get the vapors over the decline of newspapers and the impending death of journalism, I'm going to remind myself that today's cadre of highly trained journalists are providing important announcements like "Charles Manson spends most of his time alone." Whatever would we do without this vital public service?
Of course, there are lots of good journalists out there who do a good job of keeping us all informed... and I'm sure they'll continue to figure out a way to do that, with or without print newspapers. And along the way, maybe we could have a little less of the historical-celebrity-murderer-update kind of journalism and a little more "here's what's happening in the world."