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Bob Smizik calls out radio host for claimed scoop

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Re: Bob Smizik calls out radio hos tofr claimed scoop

    Jeez. Slow down when you type thread titles.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: Bob Smizik calls out radio hos tofr claimed scoop

    I hate radio hos.
  3. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    They're never as hot as they sound...
  4. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    If the guy hadn't tooted his horn about it the next day, I would have probably let it go.
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Jesus, that was whiny.

    For a guy who can't reveal sources to accuse a guy of having none....pretty pathetic.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    What a waste of space.
  7. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    That entire column is an "educated guess".
  8. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    I must disagree. Newspapers are suffering because TV, Radio, Blogs and other internet sites are telling the public that they have the information earlier and better than newspapers.

    If what the columnist says is true (and I believe him), then it's good to point out that while the radio host was ultimately correct on one point, he was wrong on the other.

    Newspapers get it right and that's what our readers expect. Radio hosts can throw shit on the wall and hope it sticks. The radio host in question will have no trouble reminding listeners that he got the Alvarez signing correct, but will not bring up that he whiffed badly on the other one. And no one will remember because they don't have a hard copy in front of them.

    A mistake in a printed product lives forever and no correction the next day fixes it.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'd rather see him blast the radio blabberers when they are wrong, instead of when they happen to be right.
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Took the words right out of my mouth.
  11. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The only solid point he had was about the second pick, which he buried.

    Maybe Smizik just doesn't know what to do now that he doesn't have Mark Madden to rip any more.
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