Bill Missett

Bill Missett

(Birth date unknown) - December 7, 2016

According to a Dec. 9, 2016 U-T story by Logan Jenkins: "In the ‘60s, Tom Missett, Bill’s brother, was hired at age 26 to publish the Oceanside Blade-Tribune (later the Blade-Citizen). He soon hired his brother, a hard-boiled reporter, to be the editor.... "One was nitro and the other glycerine, former U-T surf writer Terry Rodgers, a Blade alum, recalled. "Tom was the salesman who could sell an ad to a car dealer on life support. His writing was limited to checks. “Bill’s raison d’etre,” Rodgers recalled, “was old-school, smash-mouth muckraking journalism.” Jenkins on Missett's death: "After a prolonged chronic illness that caused him acute pain, the 77-year-old writer smoked a bowl with friends, watched the sunset, and went inside to quietly end his life."


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