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DeFord barbecues the WWL

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hondo, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Good stuff. Unfortunately, ESPN's demographic and NPR's don't cross much.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I don't hear too may Boo Yea's from Melissa Block or Robert Siegel. I would think that Linda Wertheimer, though, uses the term daily.
  4. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    bill littlefield is in the hizzy.
  5. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Is his whole argument that they should quit coming up with such profitable ideas and give someone else a chance?

    'Socialist' is bandied about quite a bit these days, but if FD's argument ain't it, I don't know what is.

    Frank, if it's not good to have one entity too powerful, come up with something to compete, fer cripes.
  6. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Ray and Tom said you guys can blow it out your ass. BooYah!
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Did you listen to it?
  8. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I got up in the middle of it to stir my stir fry.
  9. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    This is a barbecue, not a stir-fry. 8)
  10. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Doria worked for Deford, once.
  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Deford's entity, Sports Illustrated, tried that. CNN-SI's only - fleeting - moment of glory was bringing Bob Knight down.

    He makes a couple of points that match the view here regarding journalism. But ultimately, is yet another person who forgets what the E stands for. ESPN doesn't claim to be a bastion of journalism in everything it does, though it obviously produces some really great journalism at times.

    In any event, the once-great Deford is now a guy who writes about yesterday's athletes who are "good friends" of his and rails against the terrible, terrible state of the sports world today.

    Can't wait for next year's quadrennial "Soccer is just un-AMERICAN!!!!" tirade from him.
  12. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    And the guy who did the heavy lifting on that story is a brilliant producer by the name of Robert Abbott. Robert actually got to share the byline in SI when the magazine ran its version of the story.

    Where's Robert now?

    You guessed it.
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