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Another chink in the armor at ESPN

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by CD Boogie, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Not in the last 20 years, I haven’t.
     
  2. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Hey, c'mon. It's the Banquet Beer.
     
  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    You’re welcome.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Isn't the Boca Breeze a mattress?
     
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Coors is. Coors Light is not.
     
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I was sure this was a reference to the old Jeremy Lin controversy. I guess this is evidence that the expression is sometimes used innocently.
     
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    How about no.

    Those of you who aren't at least a bit disturbed that an advertiser could coerce a news outlet -- and that's how they bill themselves -- into changing content, you slept through Journalism 101, and you're as clueless as some of those mouth-breathing commenters on Deadspin.
     
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  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

     
  10. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    It's all the same. If Wendy's doesn't bitch, ESPN doesn't change the headline.
     
  11. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    About 25 years ago a reporter at my paper had spent months investigating fraudulent business practices at auto dealerships around town. A couple of days before the series was about to begin running, the dealers got wind of it and threatened to pull all of their full-page, color ads.

    The paper, to its huge discredit, caved on the spot and killed the series. The reporter, to her everlasting integrity, resigned immediately and went on to do award-winning work at other leading papers, and she's still doing it today.

    Serious loss of faith in the newsroom at the time. Management never really regained anyone's trust after that.
     
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  12. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Active Member

    Way back before the internet, we ran a story about how people can get gypped at a car dealer. The local association threatened to pull ads unless we wrote a story from their point of view. The ad director told them to pull their ads if they wanted. He told us in the newsroom not to worry, they would be back because they had no other wide-area way to get their message out. Took about a week and they were back, and that ad director was our hero! Imagine anybody doing that today ......
     
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