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Jay Mariotti resigns

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BB Bobcat, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    This thread will be the dictionary definition of schadenfreude
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Now he can devote full time to developing nuanced, thoughtful stances for his TV appearances.

    ::) ::)
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Journalism will never survive this blow.
  5. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    Or, he will have plenty of time to visit the White Sox dugout/clubhouse.

    Anyone care to show him how to get down there?
  6. If he wasn't as bad as the stereotypical blogger before, now he doesn't have a job.
  7. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    I imagine he'll be writing for ESPN.com now. The Sun-Times might go under, but it won't be because he's gone. In truth, losing his bloated salary can only be good for the department.
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

  9. I'm heartbroken.
  10. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    just checked the trib and jay told a reporter there web sites are the way of the future. he came to this realization in China, he claims.

    More good cheer:

    Commenting on his 17 years at the paper, Mariotti said he loved every minute of it. But he said that with the troubled times newspapers face, it was time to consider a new future.

    "I'm a competitor and I get the sense this marketplace doesn't compete,'' he said. "Everyone is hanging on for dear life at both papers. I think probably the days of high stakes competition in Chicago are over.

    "To see what's happened in this business...I don't want to go down with it.''
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Troubled times? I bet with his salary he is real troubled. Fuck him.
  12. From the Trib:

    "n a city with a strong sports journalism tradition, Mariotti is thought of as one of its premier columnists. With a style that relied on being contrarian no matter the topic, readers turned to him as much to disagree with what he had to say than agree."

    Pathetic. He has never minded being wrong, even he knows he's wrong, just to keep up the shtick.

    Deliberately misleading readers. How is that any worse than Jayson Blair or Stephen Glass?
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