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Bill Simmons, ombudsman?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Big Circus, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen this posted yet, apologies if it's a DB. Pretty interesting stuff here regarding his Randy Moss tweet and the effects of Twitter in general.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    By his own description, Bill Simmons is an unbelievably lousy reporter.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    His explanations are longer than Ragu's.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Interesting that it makes him nervous and worried to break news.

    That's the rush most of us live for.

    Kind of like saying you like popping the tops off beer cans but don't really like drinking the beer.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'm about halfway through this column (I think), and I was just asking myself who in the real world has the time to finish this.
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Apparently the millions that read him.

    Boom, is that even possible?
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I haven't read Simmons in a while but here are my thoughts:

    -Jesus, I skimmed through 2/3 of it and it was still too long. Ugh,
    - It was an interesting read especially since I caught his errant tweet exactly when he posted it. I was sitting in traffic with nothing to do but check Twitter. I @reply to him but he deleted the tweet.
    -He doesn't even want to break news? Guy is weird. I'm not an ace reporter. Never have been, never will be, I write features, I write snarky stuff, but man, the few times I've broken something, it's been really, really cool.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Why is it weird that he doesn't want to break news?

    If he was a career journalist, yes, that might be weird. But he's not. He's a guy who likes to write opinions on sports that involve pop culture references. It doesn't surprise me at all that he doesn't want to break news.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's perfectly fine. If he doesn't like it, then don't do it.
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  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's not his job to break news. What's funny is that guys who aren't in positions where they need sources to help them break news sometimes have the best sources.
  11. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    My God, this guy likes words, doesn't he?

    I can't get through this. And I'm trying my hardest.
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    As others have said, he's not a reporter. That's not what he does.

    But in reality, there are a hell of a lot of reporters out there who are terrified of breaking news. They are much happier letting someone else take the risk of getting it out there first. Being the only guy out there reporting a major story is a lonely place.
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