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Jason Whitlock's letter to Barack Obama

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member


    Peruse and discuss?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Great column... Makes you think...
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    "I am not political"
    But he has an agenda in every word he writes.

    "Here's what I hope Obama would say"
    Who gives a fuck what you hope...you're not political.

    More of JW's phony self-serving shit.
  4. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Was that crap actually printed in the sports section?
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Who the fuck does Whitlock think he is? What a pretentious ass.
  6. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Eh. I'm not a big fan when writers "write" as other people.

    As usual, makes very good points and takes a stance, but I'm not a fan of his writing.
  7. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Didn't realize this qualifies as "sports." Huh, learn something new everyday.
  8. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    Whitlock actually thinks he can improve on Obama's brilliant, stirring speech, which makes him arrogant, a fool, or an arrogant fool.

    Most of the points he makes in his column are points Obama has touched on, more eloquently, either in his recent speech or in other forums.

    I don't like it when someone writes "The same people who said X are the ones who are now saying Y." Says who? Give me an example.

    There is no way that this is a sports column.

    The most interesting nugget in the entire column is that Whitlock doesn't vote.
  9. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    College educated an a nonvoter?
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    How so and about what? Not disagreeing - just asking.
  11. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I have a hard time listening to someone wax political when he says he's practicing political abstinence.
    You don't get to critique when you're not part of the active process.
  12. VJ

    VJ Member

    Writing about politics in sports is fine if there's a connection (China/Olympics) but to run a purely political column in the sports section is a horrible, horrible, horrible idea.
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