As Thousands Suffer in Catastrophic #Harvey Floods, NY Times Reporter Posts Photo of His Soggy Notebook: ‘It’s been a long day’

The New York Times’ Houston bureau chief Manny Fernandez, who is covering the catastrophic mass-flooding from Hurricane Harvey that has left tens of thousands of people flooded out of their homes, posted a humble-brag photo to Twitter Monday night of his waterlogged reporter’s notebook with the caption, “It’s been a long day.”

Manny Fernandez, image via Twitter avatar.

Fernandez posted photos of the flooding starting at 8:42 a.m. CDT.


Fernandez’s last photo was posted at 6:14 p.m. CDT. His humble-brag photo was posted at 10:18 p.m. CDT.

Fernandez lives in Houston and said on Sunday his family is safe.

Good for him. Too bad about his reporter’s notebook. In another era, a reporter would have been too embarrassed to post a photo of his water-logged notebook with the self-glorifying caption, “It’s been a long day,” while tens of thousands of real victims are flooded out of their homes.

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