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I find this disturbing

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tapintoamerica, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    I know next to nothing about OU football, and that's not the point. Neither is it relevant whether Rhett Bomar is a decent guy.
    The disturbing element is the author's description of Bomar.
    Exhibit 12,458 in the ongoing case study of how the Internet has empowered irresponsible people by giving them a voice and making them think they're journalists. Normally, you could dismiss this sort of thing as the ranting of a lone, inconsequential voice in the wilderness. Unfortunately, this outfit has been credentialed for the Final Four in the past.
    This sort of "column" is not without precedent on this site, and I suspect there will be others like it. This March and April, I will be curious to see if one of the site's emissaries is credentialed for the Final Four.
    I believe any responsible journalist should be dismayed at the notion of having to share work space with an alleged journalist who writes an anonymous column marked by racially incendiary language.
    And I want to know what others think.
  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    I tried reading it. Now my head hurts....my head couldn't hurt more if I tried to read Scoop Jackson translated into Russian.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The writer of that column is a fucking moron. And a chickenshit for not putting his name on it.

    That he would couch that language in the middle of a tribute to Prentice Gautt is a smudge on Gautt's memory.

    Thompson was benched because he sucked ass, plain and simple. And if OU's down at halftime to Washington, Stoops will bench him again.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Seven years for that guy!
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    According to the article, Gautt died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Oklahoma. Then it goes on to quote an obit with comments from an official at the University of Kansas. Could that be because Lawrence is in Kansas?
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Yeah, the Lawrence Journal-World ain't in Oklahoma. But the credibility of this piece was shot long before that misinformation.
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