Remember decades ago when the WASHINGTON POST reporter Janet Cooke configured the tale of a child called "Jimmy," who was drug addict. This was on Bob Woodward's watch. Readers pleaded to help this child. Cooke stood by her journalistic duty to shield the identity of the child. Finally, you know the rest.
Not that I have any questions as to the journalistic integrity of Abovethelaw.com's David Lat. However, I plead for at least proof of the existence of this "Jimmy." Today on ATL, Lat profiles a newbie JD Jimmy. He is graduating law school without debt from student loans. He had $140,000 in his bank account. He has in-hand a job offer as an associate at a D.C. law firm. The base compensation is $160,000. The only cloud on Jimmy's horizon is the decision he must make about what kind of digs in the D.C. Metro area to purchase.
I feel a great need to communicate in some way with "Jimmy." You might also.