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Georgie's Girl

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Boom_70, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    And she wonders why people don't take her seriously.

    Warning-- before reading have the barf bags out:

  2. CR19

    CR19 Member

  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    She didn't write this, Bob Raissman did.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    So are you suggesting that he made it all up?
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    I'm saying a writer has control over how material is presented.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Seems like he was just repeating Waldman anecdotes. Are you suggesting that he embellished on them.
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Of course not, but the writer is responsible for how they're presented.

    This line, for example, is entirely on Raissman:

    Then, George Steinbrenner cried.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    What goes unwritten is that Waldman never showed any journalistic objectivity even when she was not on Yankee payroll.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Having to work with Sterling is penance enough for any sins -- journalistic or otherwise -- Waldman may have committed.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Cuts both ways there.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    But no excuse.
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    They're both homers of the highest order, but Sterling is much worse overall.

    He just doesn't describe what's happening on the field.

    Too many times he gets you excited with his "it is high, it is far" routine before telling you a ball is caught on the track or had gone foul.

    How about an, "if it's fair, it's gone" warning so you know there's a chance it might go foul.

    Trying to rely on Sterling to know what's going on in a Yankee game is just way too frustrating.
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