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Fire Joe Morgan

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Some of you may or may not frequent this site.

    A question: Does it change your opinion about the site that the lead writer isn't some regular, disgruntled fan, but a guy who has revealed himself as Michael Schur, the head writer for the TV show "The Office" and a guy who wrote on "SNL" for six years? Now that you, as the reader, know this guy is a snarky asshole for a living (part of the appeal of the Web site, I guess) is some of the shine taken off of it?

    IMO, I have always been struck by how the writers think intangibles plays absolutely no part whatsoever in the success of a team, when, obviously, intangibles are crucial on a TV show. Chemistry, there, is everything.
  2. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    I don't read the blog!, so I don't have a comment. Here is a previous post, though not much about the writers were discussed.

  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Not at all.

    Finely crafted snark is . . . finely crafted snark, to be appreciated on its own merits.
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    It does lessen things for me.

    It's like hearing Larry the Cable Guy is really a rich bastard. Or Kid Rock was middle class as a kid.
  5. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I enjoy it for what it is. Don't care who writes it. There's some funny stuff there.
  6. earlyentry

    earlyentry Member

    Just wondering: is the writer a snarky asshole because he's a TV writer?
  7. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    He's probably a TV writer because he's a snarky asshole
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    anyone who wants to mock Joe Morgan is fine by me.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    No it does not. The premise is funny as hell. It is fun to see that there are so many others that feel the same about Joe Morgan. Joe's ego has no boundaries.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    My favorite Joe moment was when he skipped the 2005 HOF induction b/c Sandberg was being inducted. Oh sure, he made up some bullshit excuse about having a family commitment or something, which is funny since he rarely misses a HOF induction so that he can remind people he's The Preservor Of All That Is Good About The Hall Of Fame.

    Rotten scumbag. If he gets in via the Frick award, I still say we should all go up there and turn our backs as he speaks.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    One of mine as well. How does the President of the Hall of Fame not show up at induction cerimony.

    Also love when Jon Miller engages him about Soriano. Joe is just happy that he no longer plays 2b
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    (the rare, 4-ding award (pat. pending))
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