Pity the poor journalist.

I could have taken the complaining at this symposium a lot more seriously if Michael Wilbon hadn’t played the “people sit in their mother’s basements and write this crap” card.

Damn, that shit was lame a decade ago.  Although I should probably give him credit for not bringing up shaving and showering.

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24 responses to “Pity the poor journalist.

  1. Gaskilldawg

    Wilbon did make a good point about how a writer needs to be able to convey his,or her thoughts in a way that tells a good story. This blog’s prose is interesting to read. Some blogs are hard to slog through even if the analysis is good. The greatest analysis is the world does not matter if it is hard to read.

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  2. Castleberry

    “I think it’s important though to point out that some of these Internet outlets that we’re calling ‘fly by night’ have…kind of kept mainstream sports media a little bit honest,”

    I’m glad this point was made. Not sure about the “kind of” there. It seems self-righteous when the media has objections towards an independent group that is keeping them honest.

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  3. Timphd

    And Maury Povich is on the panel? And they want to talk about “journalism”. Give me a break. He is the worst example of journalism I can think of.

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  4. Jack Klompus

    I wonder why Peter King wasn’t on the panel.

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  5. Uglydawg

    I’ve often wondered how these jerks like Povich get away with obvious child exploitation. They take a poor kid, put his face on TV and then show the most miserable arguments and confrontations that they can gin up over who the child’s father is. That kid has to go back to his home, neighborhood, school, church, whatever and be subject to the comments and opinions of people who have entertained themselves watching the misery unfold on TV. Meanwhile, the TV host and show cashes in. This is child exploitation to me, and everyone involved should be charged in whatever state the show is recorded in.

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  6. SouthernYank

    His awful politics aside, Senator’s writing is superior than about 95% of the sports writers out there. Wilbon is horrible.

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  7. SouthGaDawg

    Man, if I could only sit in my parents’ basement and blog about football and play daily fantasy sports. Now that would be the life…

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