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A rather basic factual error

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tapintoamerica, May 25, 2007.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member


    Call me crazy, but I have reason to believe that the first and only previous coach of the Charlotte Bobcats was this gentleman:
    I believe he is black.
    I point this out because self-appointed pseudo-journalistsof the Web-only variety should be called out for woeful inaccuracy and race-baiting.
  2. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    That can't be on the up and up.
  3. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Well, if the blogger had access to press row, instead of watching games in his basement, he'd have known!

    Damn you old-style media types!
  4. Well played.
  5. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    From NBA.com
    When the Charlotte Bobcats were deciding on who would be chosen to direct the team’s first basketball operations effort, club Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ed Tapscott searched for someone with a wide range of experience, professionalism, patience, great teaching and communication skills and a team player who had success in building winning organizations both on and off the court. With nearly 30 years in the NBA, Bernie Bickerstaff has a history of leadership and was a natural choice to guide the Bobcats as both general manager and head coach in the expansion club’s first season.
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    You guys are overlooking the obvious answer.
    Bernie Bickerstaff is actually white and the BLACK ATHLETE SPORTS NETWORK, in a very subtle way, revealed the fact by producing a Sam Vincent profile.

    In addition, I really enjoyed that in-depth quote by Vincent and reported by the BLACK ATHLETE SPORTS NETWORK, "I'm so very happy."
  7. I don't know if this is even a blogger. Based on the center justification and the writing style, it seems like a slam poet...
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sam Vincent hasn't aged so well, judging by those photos.
  9. John Taylor

    John Taylor Member

    Have any of you had dealings with this Web site before?

    Surf around it a bit; I discovered by accident one day they take -- i.e. copy/paste -- articles from newspapers and just flow them in to make it look like a writer from a newspaper provided the story or gave permission. That wasn't the case with our paper (for example). Which, needless to say, violates a number of copyright laws.

    We're not talking links, we're talking reprinting entire articles.

    Search around the site, you're sure to find articles by you or your coworkers on there.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Ahhhh, a page out of the Albom playbook. Never let the facts get in the way of a story...

    And you know you're old when you remember Vincent playing not only at MSU but high school....
  11. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Well, he wouldn't need to steal them if he were given credentials from the teams he "covers."

    Okay, okay, I know. Enough already.
  12. statrat

    statrat Member

    Hahaha. The story has now been quietly changed to "New Black Coach," wiping out the point of it being written in the first place. http://www.blackathlete.com/artman2/publish/BASN_BLACKBOX_54/Bobcats_Hire_New_Black_Coach.shtml
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