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Coach K and "Baracketology-gate"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dicky_Dunn, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Dicky_Dunn

    Dicky_Dunn New Member

    I know Coach K brings a lot of criticism upon himself, but this one is beyond belief ...

    http://www.accsports.com/blogs/media-watch/200903205016/media-watch-baracketology-gate.php

    It's bad enough that Fox News took the guy's "throwaway line" and twisted it out of context to suit its political agenda, but what's scary is the way everyone else -- from Hanity to all the Duke haters out there in Cyberspace -- jumped all over this and turned it into a real news story.

    Is this what "journalism" has come to?
     
  2. Uh, no. Hannity and Duke-haters in cyberspace are not journalists.

    If this was treated as a major story by actual journalists, you'd have grounds for complaint. Since it was overwhelmingly treated as the mildly amusing little thing it was, I don't believe you do.
     
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    The way it got twisted around by some certainly led to misinterpretation by others.

    http://www.sportsjournalists.com/forum/threads/68032/
     
  4. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    They just tried to capture the spirit of thing.
     
  5. HorseWhipped

    HorseWhipped Guest

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    I pass on that, but only because it's late.

    Then again, why would I pay for ACC Sports Journal?

    Nobody pays for my paper anymore, so I'm throwing that back.
     
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    You're not missing anything.
     
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Uh, I think coach K was kidding. At least I thought I heard a few chuckles in the press room when K said that. Then again, I could be losing my mind.
     
  8. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    DO we really need another thread on this, especially considering it is a few days old.....
     
  9. I hate Duke
     
  10. CM Punk

    CM Punk Guest

    Who's Coach K?
     
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