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Big Lead bags John Feinstein

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. TBL got an interview with John Feinstien

    He got $17,500 advance to do his first book- after it was turned down by four publsihers - and left the Post to do it.


    http://thebiglead.com/?p=3545#more-3545
     
  2. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    Well, there's one name that won't ever show up on the "ANOTHER one to ESPN" thread.
    Props to TBL.
     
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Imagine -- a book author does an interview! Unheard of! Anyway, Feinstein's been talking about the backstory for that book since it was published.
     
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    But he is always honest about not being able to hate Knight ... "I can't hate him, he paid for my house" is an oft-repeated Feinstein line.
     
  5. The comments are, ah, interesting.
     
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Seeing him basically called the Mitch Albom of the East Coast was interesting.
     
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I'm sure this will seem like me picking on TBL since I've been such a critic of his lately, but that interview was a gigantic miss.

    Love him or hate him, Feinstein has some very interesting books he could talk about. Maybe Junior was simply picking and choosing what he wanted to answer, but this interview read like it came from someone who knows very little about JF and did even less research in preparation for it.
     
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    It's not as though it's been undeserved.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Feinstein shredded the WWL when their ridiculously inaccurate version of Season on the Brink came out... I've had the pleasure of meeting Feinstein a few times and I think he's one of the more interesting people in this business...

    Anyone who gets banned from ESPN is OK in my book...

    Another great interview by The Big Lead...
     
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Agree, Mizzou.

    In spite of some good journalists who work there (having gone over to the dark side, one might say), the WWL sure has become one of those clubs of which you wouldn't want to be a member -- except for the paycheck, period. The arrogance, the shoddy journalism practices so often exhibited, the internal politics and apparent misogyny ... lots of deals with the devil made there.

    Seems very vintage Steinbrenneresque, in work culture, from what I've heard: That if they pay you enough, they can treat you anyway they want and ask anything of you, and you will stand up on your hind legs and bark.
     
  11. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Feinstein and Kornheiser are great on the radio. TK loves poking him with a stick, and Junior always comes back.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The best moment of TK's former radio show were when Feinstein was on... He was banned long before ESPN took TK's show away...
     
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