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Journalists and their sociopolitical opinions on Twitter

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Jun 26, 2020.

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Do you think less of sports journalists sharing their sociopolitical views on Twitter?

  1. Yes -regardless of their views

    18 vote(s)
    39.1%
  2. No - regardless of their views

    14 vote(s)
    30.4%
  3. Yes - if they have views that don't agree with mine

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  4. I think more of journalists who have my political views

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. Depends on the sociopolitical issue

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  6. No, if it's about a politician I don't like

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. No, if I think the sociopolitical issue is relevant

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  8. Yes, but, if you saw my behavior on Twitter, you'd think no, because I have to follow the herd

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. I think more of journalists who have views different from my own

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Poll question: Do you think less of sports journalists - who aren't full-time columnists - sharing their sociopolitical views on Twitter?
     
  2. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    I don't follow sports reporters who share their political views on Twitter.

    Life is a lot easier that way.

    The rise of aggregator sites (Trade Rumors, etc.) keeps me from missing anything.
     
  3. stix

    stix Active Member

    It’s social media. Anyone can share anything. They’re people, too.

    But if they lose readers/viewers because of their views, they can’t complain. That’s the risk you take.

    Personally, I don’t care what anyone says, as long as it’s not hurtful.
     
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  4. stix

    stix Active Member

    I should add, I don’t really follow sports reporters on Twitter in general.

    I’m just not that interested in sports minutiae anymore. I watch games and that’s it. Unless it’s a score update or some massive news, I’m not really interested.
     
  5. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    So basically this poll is asking if "sTiCk To SpOrTs!!!" is OK. Cool.
     
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  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    No, it's asking what it's asking.
     
  7. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    What's it like living in a world with no subtext?
     
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I think the options have subtext. They just don't have your subtext.
     
  9. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Anybody who has ever followed Molly Knight on twitter for a day understands why the stick to sports crowd is so angry
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    No, it’s basically saying “sTiCk To SpOrTs!!!”
     
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  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Fuck the “sTiCk To SpOrTs!!!” crowd.
     
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  12. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

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