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Dice-K Coverage teetering on Imus levels?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Totally Krossed Out, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. From the Globe...

    Felix Hernandez upstaged Dice-K, Ichiro, Johjima, Mitsubishi, sushi, and anything else Japanese at Fenway Park with a one-hit, 3-0 mastery of the Sox.

    Am I being oversensetive or does this teeter on insensitive? Or is it just poor writing? I mean, what would happen if Roger Clemens outdueled Johan Santa and somebody wrote...

    Roger Clemens upstaged Santana, Rivera, Cano, plantains, rice, beans and anything else Latin at Yankee Stadium with a one-hit, 3-0 mastery of the Twins.
  2. Dodgy, for sure.
  3. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    About elves and reindeer?
  4. Touche....I should really give postings a quick read after writing them rather than rush them out there so I can get back to work.

    But it's just a message board, right?

    Anyway, you get my point.
  5. MilanWall

    MilanWall Member

    I don't think it's insensitive, just stupid.
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Dice-K doesn't even need to be in the lead at all. Henderdez threw a one-hitter at a usually potent lineup-that's the lead.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ah, finally I part ways with the mild Irish laddy.

    Didn't see anything wrong with it PC-wise. Mitsubishi and sushi are hardly slurs. Nor are the words Ichiro and Johjima. I suppose writer was poking fun at the Japarazzi media culture.

    But realistically yes, the King should have ruled the lede.
  8. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member

    In a Boston paper?
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Well, the first two words of the Globe story were "Felix Hernandez," so I suppose they got the best of both.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The lede's not a slur but it's also not funny. However, I can see wanting to take a shot at the Japarazzi (nice term, btw) if I was at Fenway yesterday.

    Having seen Japanese media descend en masse at other events it must have been a massive pain in the ass to get your job done there yesterday. I could see why somebody might want to take a shot or two.
  11. OK, perhaps not offensive. But lame, especially coming from a sports section that is supposed to be among the nation's best.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't Boston have a sizeable Asian population? It's not like Dice-K is from Mars. Nomo threw a no-hitter with the Sox, so it's not really a big deal.

    And at spring training, at least, the American media was just as bad as the Japanese media with Dice-K. I mean, reporters waited for him at the airport to do a story on him landing in Florida.

    Maybe I'm just sick of the oversaturation of Boston sports in the national media in general. The Celtics tanking has been a bigger national story than pretty much anything else in the NBA this season because high-profile writers like Ian Thompson and Bill Simmons have their Boston ties.
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    It's April. Wake me in September.
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