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Georgia gov rips AJC for lack of "boosterism"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Franklin, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Franklin

    Franklin Member


    glad to see the fine folks of georgia have a governor who's dedicated himself to the serious issues of the day
  2. Franklin

    Franklin Member

    and this was the paper's response (from an AJC story):

    "Georgia can't win every game, and we can't get every headline just right," said Journal-Constitution Editor Julia Wallace. "Fortunately, our avid readers, including the governor, help keep us straight."

  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I sure hope she meant that to be sarcasm.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nice job by Sonny... jump on a topic that doesn't mean shit, but will get him publicity during his reelection campaign...
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Dogs get put in their place

    Actually, I agree with the governor. It was a bad headline. It does make you think the paper believes the Bulldogs don't deserve to win big games.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    OK, so it was a stupid headline... does he need to milk it for days?
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Nothing wins the hearts of the people like bashing the local paper, especially if you can accuse it of being against the beloved home team.
  8. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Please tell me that's a fake response.
    That's the problem with our industry...too few people have any stones. Georgia got its ass whipped, the newspaper wrote a headline that reflected that and a half-assed politician gripes about it. Why apologize for the headline? Why not write an editorial, telling the governor to do his fucking job? It's the same deal as the Tennessee shit...guy writes a story, the school gets its panties in a wad and the paper has to apologize.
  9. Jinga_Thomson

    Jinga_Thomson Member

    I guess the AJC won't spend too much time pondering who it might endorse for the gubernatorial race.

    From Perdue's letter: "The AJC, not UGA, is the real loser."

    Get a freakin' grip.
  10. On the other hand, Sonny Perdue has a future as a UT beat writer.
  11. Jinga_Thomson

    Jinga_Thomson Member

    Until he gets his credential revoked.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    From: the Office of the Governor

    To: AJC

    It's spelled "Dawgs," not "Dogs."


    Sonny Perdue
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