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Felger vs. John Henry

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ice9, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    Surprised haven't seen a thread on this, but Red Sox principal owner John Henry showed up impromptu at the 98.5 studios to defend himself on the air for an hour and a half. Wondering what you guys think of all this

  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I am surprised that you did not do a better search:

  3. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Either way, it's old news. Investigative reporter writes revealing piece, and half of those involved squawk. Let's get beyond this. I'm bore.
  4. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Felger really got out of hand this week. He went there on the air with a net rumor that's been bouncing around the Net for years but has never been used in a paper or on air: the alleged Heidi Watney-Jason Varitek schtupping. She ended up calling the station to deny it after three-plus years of being able to ignore it, and Comcast's Bruins guy, Joe Haggerty, then called in to defend Felger and basically call Heidi incompetent.
    It's open season for media-on-media violence at this point.
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    He asked excellent questions and didn't give an inch. It was a great piece of talk radio, candid and revealing.

    Just when you thought the medium had no redeeming value.
  6. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if I'm alone, but I thought Henry held his own. The best line, and I'm paraphrasing here, is when Felger asked if the other teams (NASCAR, Liverpool) has hurt the Red Sox, and without missing a beat, Henry said, "Yeah, expanding has really hurt the Patriots (with the Revolution)."
  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The Revolution are worth one-20th of what Liverpool and Roush Fenway are and have a fraction of the fans. Not a very good retort.
  8. Felger (who I can't stand) did have a good retort to the Patriots / Revolution quip; "Yeah and the Patriots haven't won a playoff game in 3 years either."
  9. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    I'd like to think that was a tongue-in-cheek, last-ditch effort from the eyebrow-less wonder.
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