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Is this REALLY appropriate behavior from a professional journalist?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hostility, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. hostility

    hostility New Member

    Dude is on a plane. Dude has internet capabilities. So dude thinks it's his job to be a sexist pig.

    http://deadspin.com/5906105/chicago-sun+times-columnist-joe-cowley-rides-a-plane-degrades-women-everywhere
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Never mind his occupation, it's not appropriate behavior for a human being, period.
     
  4. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    What a gigantic asshole. The worst part, other than he writes for a living and can't figure out the correct plural of "Squatch," is that he thinks he's clever. No, dude. You are a dumbass.
     
  5. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I like threads where pretty much every SportsJournalists.com person can agree on the subject's assholery.

    (We can, right?)
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    How many "Joe Cowley did something unfathomably inappropriate" threads is this now?
     
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    You know, it's interesting.

    There are a few "names" on Twitter that tweet whatever sexist/borderline crap they want, and then when people get bent out of shape, they say, "Hey, it's my Twitter account, it's all in fun, if you don't get my Twitter account, sucks to be you." And act as if somehow being an asshole on Twitter is OK because, we'll, it's Twitter.

    Of course, his Twitter name is (Chicago Sun-Times)_cowley, so he's representing the paper, and if he wrote some of those same words in his column, they'd either not make it into the paper, or he'd be crucified if they did.

    As if being sexist in 140-character bites is somehow different and OK.

    Here's his latest:

    Strange if you think about it.
     
  8. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    This guy is a cancer survivor. You'd think he wouldn't be this high-strung.
     
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    In so many cases, people seem to think Twitter comes with not only a license to be an ass but a mandate to do so.
     
  10. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    yes.
     
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That would be like HBO firing Bil Maher for making a joke about religion.

    The Sun-Times knew exactly what they were getting when they hired the guy. His disposition is no secret. They'll live with it.
     
  12. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Which reflects very poorly on the Sun-Times. Then again, this is the paper that gainfully employed a woman-beater for more than a decade.
     
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