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Is this high school blog post appropriate?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by NorthTX76, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. NorthTX76

    NorthTX76 New Member

    I am a former news/sports journalist from back in the day. Now I teach high school academics.
    Just curious to see if you think this blog post is appropriate. I have mixed reactions.
    I heard about this site. Now I am curious.

  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Ooh boy, that was pretty brutal.

    I like how he comes back 36 hours after posting the blog to "clarify" it.

    Oh, and is there some joke I am missing? Why does he keep calling it "Busch League"? Do they drink shitty beer in Denton?
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It's a blog post. I've seen worse from mainstream media types. At least this kid saw the game in question instead of commenting on what someone else wrote.

    "Busch" League is in the urban dictionary and means the same thing as bush league.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    It's still shredding a high school kid.

    Talk about bush league.
  5. Petrie

    Petrie Guest

    Fixed to reflect Gola's Wazzu roots.
  6. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Not a kid. A staff writer for the Denton Record-Chronicle who's been in the business for five years, according to a quick Google search. And the next post on that blog, by a colleague, suggests officiating was to blame for the outcome of a soccer game.

  7. pallister

    pallister Guest

    No reason to ever call out a high school athlete.
  8. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Hey, the umpire doesn't have to let someone go to first just because they were hit by a pitch. If they make no effort to get out of the way, he can tell them to get back in the box.

    That said, it's masochistic to pull that kind of lightning down on yourself over such a silly thing.
  9. jps

    jps Active Member

    pretty damn weak.
  10. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Yes there are.
    But definitely not for this.
  11. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Nice of him to get the perspective of the people he's ripping ...
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I think you've got to understand when you are ripping somebody before you can stop writing questionable blog items.

    I could be wrong.
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