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Is the Media Vilifying Black Athletes?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Sportsbruh, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Sportsbruh

    Sportsbruh Member

  2. That's a tough one. Sometimes I think they are and sometimes I think no. Bottom line is if you put yourself in a bad situation whether you're black, white, hispanic, asian, etc., you have to expect the criticism that comes with it.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Didn't this get deleted once already today?
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

  5. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Yep. David Robinson is an absolute jerk. I see that on TV all the time. (missingbluefont)

    If this is a Bonds-is-being-picked-on thread, excuse me while I grab a bucket.
  6. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    If you mean does the media tend to cast black sports figures as villains (which isn't quite the same as to vilify them) more than white ones, I think Bill Belichick, John Rocker, Ryan Leaf, Bill Laimbeer and Bill Romanowski would say no.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Which black athletes, the criminals?
  8. Thanks for checking in, Militant Ralph Wiggumbruh!
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest


    The media villifies athletes and coaches who have a history of being assholes.
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Yup, Tiger Woods sure takes a beating in the media. (When I saw this thread, I had no doubt who started it.)
  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Yep. Completely ignores Tom Brady's involvement in dog fighting.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    My thoughts exactly. I already said, "Oh, Christ. ..."

    The media reports the wrongdoings of others, black or white.
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