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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?
    BurnsWhenIPee likes this.
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active 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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