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How's this different?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TexasVet, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. TexasVet

    TexasVet Active Member

    How's an ESPN writer posting a photo of his ticket to a Muhammed Ali memorial service different than the reporter who posted a photo of his media credential to the Final Four? Other than the fact it's ESPN and they think they're above everything.

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  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Because it's the same ticket given out to anyone in the general public?
  3. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    Are there any regulations on the back of the ticket that prohibit posting pictures of it online?
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  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    The NCAA is in charge of its credentials. If they don't want photos that make counterfeiting easier, that's their right.

    Do you want a uniform policy where all tickets/credentials to all events in all countries have the same rules? A little oversimplified, no?
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  5. TexasVet

    TexasVet Active Member

    I don't know. I don't have a ticket. But if I did, I wouldn't be flashing it on the web just like I wouldn't a press pass. It's the professionalism that goes back to it.
  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    ESPN is entitled to employ assclowns like the rest of the world.
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  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Well, now you know where he's going to be sitting, so you can take it up with him.

    But it's not a credential, it's an old-fashioned printed ticket. I think the NCAA particularly is concerned with credentials because if you are a bad guy and can duplicate one of those, you can get to a lot of place the public can't.

    So a media credential is worth a lot to someone out for a good time or someone with bad intentions.
  8. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    It would be a real shame of Arash didn't get to cover future Muhammed Ali funerals.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Calling it a golden ticket is fairly classless, but it's not to hard to see the difference between this and the NCAA thing.
  10. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    Golden ticket? Is it being held in a chocolate factory? Maybe don't seem excited about going to someone's funeral.

    Edit: Jake beat me to it.
  11. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Yeah golden ticket, just like Willie Wonka. Is this jerkoff Arash an on-air guy?

    edit: missed the 'senior writer'
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2016
  12. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    No, just the KFC/Yum! Center, which is much classier than Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory.
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