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Chris Jones on Jason Whitlock

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting line: Well, here’s the stone-cold truth, kids: Jason Whitlock has no soul

  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Strong effort.
  3. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    There's a 100 percent chance Whitlock erupts on Twitter over this, with references to Omar included.
  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    The damn thang got done.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    GolDANG it Moddy, you beat me to it by a few minutes!

    Jones on Posnanski ain't bad, either....
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Interesting that he drops a "working the corners" reference in there. That's one of J-dub's faves as I recall.
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Wonder what brought this on.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    To sum it up thin skinned writer accuses big time columnist of having no soul. I think it's more a case of jealousy.

    Jones and Whitlock have a rich history right here on SJ.

    At this point Whitlock probably has forgotten who Jones is and Jones still carries a bug up his ass 5 years later.

    Here is a sample:
  10. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    Spineless? LOL, wow, Boom, that's ridiculous even for you, and that's a fairly low bar after all our years around these parts.

    You can call the blog item many things, but when a guy's name is on it, and he's completely laid out his criticism in a public forum, it's anything but spineless.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I do think the highest tribute you can get as a writer is to have something you wrote quoted. If you are quoted more from stuff you say on TV or radio, you probably are not a writer.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Spineless? Nah. Jones seems comfortable enough with who he is -- even though he has expressed doubts about himself in a number of ways and places.

    I liked the blog entry. The only quibble I have is his invoking Ralph Wiley. Maybe he didn't mean it the way it came off to me. Or maybe he did it subconsciously. But by throwing Ralph Wiley in there, it could have either been -- "now here is a controversial writer who knew his craft," or it could have been "I'm going to find a way to make the Ralph Wiley comparison so no one can say I singled out Whitlock because I am racist."

    I may be reaching a bit with that. But not intentionally to find fault. It was really something I thought when I saw Ralph Wiley's name pop in there, instead of say Mike Royko (who Whitlock has often compared himself to; I can't remember Whitlock comparing himself to Ralph Wiley, although I may be wrong).
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