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Inky reporter vs. Brett Myers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Walter_Sobchak, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I know people who have gotten into arguments with co-workers, let a Carlin-specified word drop, and got fired.

    I'm not saying that should happen here, not by any stretch, but what do you say/do to Carchidi?
  2. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    I wasn't comparing the professions.

    You can use any job that involves interpersonal interaction. When you're on the clock, most often certain standards of conduct exist.

    Was Meyers' language salty and insluting? Of course. It's also a MLB clubhouse. To me, he sounded like he was being a prick but not necessarily angling for a shouting match.

    The audio makes it very hard to not feel that the reporter let his emotions get the best of him.

    It's like this: About three months ago, my bank accidentally reported my debit card as being lost or stolen. So when I used it for an ATM, the ATM ate the damn thing. No card, no cash. I went to my bank, found out that all this happened because some octogenarian teller pushed the wrong button on a computer she didn't know how to use, and I went off. Words like "two-bit", "unprofessional" and "amateur hour" were employed.

    In other words, I acted like a right little bastard. BUT, the poor banking representative I was referred to sat there and took it with professionalism. As inexcusable as my behavior was, had he countered with "Oh? Well you're a pissy little munchkin with a bad haircut," my guess is he'd at least get a talking-to from his supervisor.

    Yelling and hurling threats, no matter what sparked it, is usually verboten while on the clock in most professions. Speaking personally, were I that reporter, my boss would have his hand jammed righteously up my southernmost orifice.
  3. Hooper21

    Hooper21 New Member

    Some things that should be noted in this situation are Myers along with many Phillies players have had problems with Carchidi in the past. He also has a bad reputation on the beat where he tries to one up the regular beat writer Todd Zolecki and is so out of touch he asks questions based on information from his last visit which on many occasions is a month earlier.

    Carchidi has pretty much the same reputation in high school circles where he has tried to drum up controversy on more thna one occasion.

    He's been a member of the BBWAA and back up for close to 30 years and has never been given the full-time gig which leaves you to ask the question why?
  4. Hooper21

    Hooper21 New Member

    And by no means do I think Myers or Carchidi were innocent victims here.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    This guy has been doing this for 30 years and still doesn't know what professional behavior is?
    Holy crap!
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I've been doing this nowhere near as long, and I do.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    We'll be the judge of that...

  8. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member


    He sounded a lot younger on the audio,

    For some reason, I envisioned a twentysomething.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I don't think wicked has even been on this planet for 30 years ...so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
  10. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I have my asshole moments, but I know enough not to pop off and be an asshole in a locker room. Talk about nuking career opportunities.
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    But wicked, it's easier to call someone an asshole in a lockerrom and get away with it than in a newsroom.
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Or an internet message board

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