Monday, July 22, 2013

Fire Joe Morgan

I don't think that traditional and well-respected Times journalists have any idea how embarrassing this is to them and their paper:
A number of traditional and well-respected Times journalists disliked his work. The first time I wrote about him I suggested that print readers should have the same access to his writing that online readers were getting. I was surprised to quickly hear by e-mail from three high-profile Times political journalists, criticizing him and his work.
Courtesy Wikipedia
(Margaret Sullivan link via Althouse)

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To get the headline, just read the quote and follow the link:
Why don’t you blog about other sports? We’ve dabbled in football. It’s just not as fun. I mean, really – who doesn’t like baseball? Not to mention: the long schedule, and the complex nature of baseball itself, and the weird way in which baseball writing is steeped in old-timey mythology and tradition and ignorance and distrust of modern analysis, all mean that there is a lot more bad writing about baseball than there is about other sports.
But not more than politics.

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