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I Saw It With My Own Eyes

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pete Incaviglia, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    College football today. Team from six hours away comes to play team I cover. Paper that covers the team that came to my town sends a photographer and reporter. The photographer is WEARING THE VISITING TEAM'S JERSEY ON THE SIDELINE WHILE SHOOTING!

    Worst thing I've ever seen.

    Rant over.
  2. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    wow! And just think, he's probably a future publisher or EE.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I see it every week from people who work at my shop.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Been done. I knew one reporter who couldn't cover his alma mater because he would cheer on press row.
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I didn't see this instance, but a reporter at a weekly paper here wore gear of the team he was covering at the state softball tourney in June.

    He was decked out in a polo and hat, complete with a bag with the logo of said school.

    I ran into him a bunch of times when I worked in Frankfort, and it was the same every damn time. Pissed me off, but there was nothing I could really do.
  6. call the guy out

    seriously, tell him he's an embarrassment to the profession

    rip the guy until he goes to his car and puts on a jacket or something

    that shit is inexcusable
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    But he's "respected" journalist.

    And he's been in the biz, like, forever (I think).

  8. Canuck Pappy

    Canuck Pappy Member

    Saw it today too in Guelph. Although not 100 percent if the guy was shooting for the paper or if he was with the university.
  9. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    I covered my alma mater for two separate, lengthy stretches — and that's two separate stretches for my college and two for my high school — and would never, ever stoop so low as to wear anything resembling their colors on gameday.
    Of course, one day at the college practice, I wore a T-shirt of the team the college had just drubbed on the road two days before. Coach sees it and says, "What the fuck do you think you're doing?"
    The honest answer was I was just trying to get a rise out of him. I think he knew it, too.
  10. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Have you ever worn the colors of either team and didn't realize it until you got to the stadium. Happened a lot to me and a few times because I didn't have anything clean to wear.
    It's amazing how a lot of people take that shit seriously.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    walk up to the person, with a straight face, and say something along the lines of: "it's awesome that bumblefuck decided to hire a public relations guy. they must keep you real busy down at the bumblefuck athletic office, and you must take a huuuuuuge burden off the athletic director's plate. how did you score that job ... and do they pay well?"
  12. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Photogs are held to completely different standards than print journalists.

    Damn near every one I've worked with accepts freebies, roots for the home team, along with other stuff of which a reporter would be crucified.

    Not all photogs behave this way, mind you...just enough to make me notice.
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