Hirshel: As you know Reb Dovid Soloveitchik is sitting shiva after the passing of his brother, Reb Meir. The obsession that the good old days were great, makes people talk nonsense. Pictured is Reb Dovid Soloveitchik talking at Nichum Avielim about his younger brother. The "Hapeles" people, led by Shaya Wein, son of, milk it as a bogus interview for them. As if that justifies their existence - that Reb Dovid speaks to them. In the picture you see also Tuvia Freund of the Hamodia, so obviously he didn't sit down and talk to HaPeles. They claim, and one can assume they're twisting his words, that daas torah can only be had from from newspapers. Wink, wink, that means them, of course. What a sham! how detrimental to his image! He's telling them that in old Yerushalayim life was great, even the Jews that were not on the same page with us - i.e. Brisk - were Yerai Shomaim and Talmidei Chachomim; today there is nothing. I guess the 1000's of poor talmidim that learn in Mir is nothing, the whole Mizrachi/Dati Leumi/Charda"l world has no yerei shomayim. As if he has statistics. By the end of this week there will be a denial published somewhere, or maybe just posters in Yerushalayim/Bnei Brak.