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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by kimronspringle, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Ray Fittipaldo exchange with Andy Sutton. Worth watching.


     
  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    What a fucking douchenozzle.

    Dude said he saw it on the replay. Just answer the fucking question without being an ass.
     
  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Well, the reporter was wrong, it was a clean hit. His elbow was tucked into his body.
     
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Exactly. Why the hell should he answer the question when he knows it's based on a false premise?

    If Fittipaldo had really seen the replay, he'd know that Sutton's elbow came up after the hit, because of the momentum associated with the collision.
     
  5. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Incident in question





    Ian Mendes: Ask the expert
    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2010/04/17/sutton_mendes/
     
  6. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with Mendes here, and agree that the hit looked clean. But this is the first time I've ever seen a journalist call out another journalist for a line of questioning. Sure, we've all said in our heads, "What was he thinking asking that?" But I've never seen anyone actually call someone out in a column with such detail.
     
  7. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    I'm not big on hockey, so I don't know the difference between a clean and dirty hit, but that guy who put the check on brought his arm up on the hit.
     
  8. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    I agree with Mendes. Three questions were apparently asked, so what else could be asked?

    But, if he wanted to pursue the issue, the reporter should have asked, "the replay seems to show your elbow coming up at least after, if not during the hit; was that your intent? Or, was it just part of finishing a hit?"
     
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    clean hit, plain and simple. Reporter was an ass, a Pittsburgh fan boy.
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Not another one!
     
  11. tagline

    tagline Member

    I don't know this Mendes guy from anybody. I'd never heard of him until I read this thread. But I thought this part of his official bio might explain why he sticks up for the player: "In December 2001, I had a very difficult choice to make: Keep my job in the Ottawa Senators PR department or jump 'to the dark side' and take a TV reporting job with Sportsnet."

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/bios/ian_mendes/
     
  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I thought PR was the so-called dark side. ???
     
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