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Albany Times-Union Editor: I know something you don't know!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flying Headbutt, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member


    Responsible journalism that stays above the fray of gossip and innuendo, for once? Or just covering for a politician?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    What horsebleep.

    Why wave this around as an example of responsible journalism? I don't even agree. I think sitting on the lap of a drunken congressman (I presume in a moving vehicle) is enough bad judgment to warrant you getting your name in the papers.

    You keep on being holier than thou, though Rexie.
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Can't be the former when you adopt a "na-na-na-na na-nah" tone, that's for sure.

    The "go knock yourselves out on Google, folks" line was what irked me most. I can accept "we're not going to pander to lurid curiosity" because I think a newspaper should be more responsible with what it prints (except for the fact that I do think her identity is newsworthy, on this one.) But there's nothing worse than when someone feels compelled to explain, at length and to the world, how righteous they feel about themselves.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    But I bet their newsroom has gone 110% to find a pic of her.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yes. We won't ID her in the paper, but check online where she is modeling lingerie on our website.
  6. BillyT

    BillyT Active Member

    This is the same guy who, a week ago, defended his reporter and editors for running a story that talked about riding with a guy do 160 mph on the Northway (I-87) in the rain on a Friday afternoon and never responded to the guy's contention that it was fabricated.

    I hate it, hate it, hate it when journalists take that snotty tone, on purpose or not.

    That said, I generally like the paper.
  7. This is ridiculous. Of course she should be identified. Anybody remember Fannie Foxe and Wilbur Mills?

    And the snotty tone makes it even worse.
  8. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    This faux standards bullshit is just that, bullshit.

    I was half expecting him to type nanny-nanny-nanny, neener-neener.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    hahahahah, can't wait until within the next two days someone posts the woman's identity alongside a big FU to that editor.
  10. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    I don't disagree with the overall idea.

    The tone makes me want to, though.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    The tone did strike me as rather superior. Then again, columns usually sound that way when columnists feel they need to explain a newspaper's process to the general readership.
  12. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    So come on, don't we have her name yet?
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