Bleacher Report and the Washington Post: boobtastic!

David Hale alerted me to this sad story:

… Today, Bleacher Report announced yet another content sharing agreement, this time with the Washington Post.

The Washington Post is now populating their website with Bleacher Report content. Let that wash over you for a moment. Woodward. Bernstein. The 20 Most Boobtastic Athletes of All time. Together, as one, as the overseers of journalistic integrity always imagined it.

(I left the link to the BR post in… go on, you know you want to click on it.)

It’s some marriage they’ve cooked up.

… So now the Washington Post, of all places, not only has a blog written by the fans, for the fans, but they’ve teamed up with a content sharing network populated by fans as well. They’ll still have the same great reporting — though far less of it than ever before — but the Post is one of the growing number of newspapers that have become so concerned with staying afloat that they’ve managed to marginalize their product to the point where they may not be the news outlet of record in their market any longer. Then what do they have? Cheap labor? Fans writing for them? It’s a brilliant model for Bleacher Report, to pray prey on the desperate. I wish I had thought of it.

What’s that you say about journalism standards?  Oy.

I will admit to a certain amount of amusement over BR and John Feinstein sharing the same masthead, though.

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18 responses to “Bleacher Report and the Washington Post: boobtastic!

  1. The Original Cynical in Athens

    Chesticles? Really?

    Good grief.

  2. Brandon

    Journalistic integrity-smegrity, it’s all propaganda, its just a question of what kind you like more.

  3. myrtledawg

    Wow. My Grady College degree takes another hit.

  4. Biggus Rickus

    I’m all for the practice of hiring on good blog writers, but merging with bullshit sites like Bleacher Report? What’s next, bringing TMZ content to the Lifestyle section?

    • Don’t give ‘em any bright ideas. ;)

    • HobnailedBoots

      Hell, TMZ would be more credible than Bleacher Report. Any moron with internet access can write BR articles, and they do.

    • Go Dawgs!

      TMZ brings content to ESPN for Christ’s sake. Don’t forget that it was TMZ that ultimately led to the four-game suspension for AJ Green, with an article that was later found to be patently false. TMZ reported that Green was at that Miami agent party, which he wasn’t, and that led investigators to check his bank account. Poof. Jersey sale.

      No apology on record from TMZ for botching the story and slandering one of our athletes, incidentally. But ESPN sources them all the time these days, along with Deadspin which decided to run pictures of Brett Favre’s cock. So, yeah, journalistic integrity has been ruined by blogs for a while now, this is just another nail in the coffin.

  5. Bulldog Joe

    Leryn Franco can throw my javelin anytime.

  6. Dawg85

    Bleacher Report wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t so bad.

  7. Macallanlover

    I don’t read BR but based on what you all seem to agree about it’s quality, Feinstein & BR should be a match made in heaven. Just another reason to not look towards Washington DC for any signs of intelligence.

  8. Bryant Denny

    When they realize the Senator has over 5M hits, well, let’s just say our days here are numbered. :)

  9. Russ

    Yeah, the Chronicle here in Houston has linked to BR for a while now. I think I’ll buy some newspaper stock to go with my whale oil and abacus stock.

  10. Dog in Fla

    First Washington Post
    assignment for Bleacher Report will be to extract the strictly business “is it hot in here or Inside the Beltway” girls from here

    http://thehill.com/capital-living/cover-stories/111245-50-most-beautiful-slideshow-2010

    and turn them into something business casual bootylicious like this

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/149586-the-30-plus-a-bonus-sexiest-pics-from-womens-beach-volleyball-what-do-you-want-to-say-about-them#page/1

    • Brandon

      That was interesting slideshow from thehill.com. There were some definate hotties in there but there were at least 10-15 people in there I wouldn’t consider even mildly attractive. Now historically I’m only into white women but I usually can at least see where people are coming from if they think a guy or woman of another race is attractive but some of the folks on there seem downright homely, is that the best they got in D.C.?

  11. Vious

    I enjoy a bit of the Bleacher Reports but I wish they would strip some of their idiots

    Some articles are so painfully bad that I just wonder why they let morons write at all

  12. shane#1

    This is false advertising Senator! Boobtastic? When I see boobtastic I am not expecting to read about the Post and Bleacher Report! Where are the links to the broads?