Deadspin, the hybrid sports/politics site owned by Sen. Ted Cruz, was inspired by O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday to ask its readers the first really big news story they recall being aware of as a kid.

The tweet really took off, but aside from the answers just being interesting, they help paint of picture of today’s working journalists and just how old they are. This editor, for one, is feeling really, really old, which is why Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office once again deserves special mention.

Phew … so there’s somebody out there who’s, um, comparatively seasoned. Here’s where some other media types stand for comparison.

Pardon us getting all sentimental, but it really is sad to think so many could have lived through so much together and yet ended up so fractured as a nation.

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