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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. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Oh, and I mostly don't have a rooting interest - right or left, up or down - about journalists' social media political adventures.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
  2. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    We know he lies. The lies are no longer news, sadly enough.

    To me the role is like Stat Boy - I don't like it. That's one guy's opinion.
     
  3. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I didn’t say they weren’t doing what they were supposed to do. I am saying they probably won’t be doing it very much for Joe Biden.
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Is Joe Biden a racist who lies north of 12 times per day? No.
     
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  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Is your wife's mom not on socialized medicine this minute?

    Methinks if your wife's mom is bloviating about this, the other 75 years might not have been that much to write home about anyways.
     
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  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    I didn't say he was. I'm also guessing Ol Joe won't be presidenting on Twitter like the current guy.
     
  7. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    I’m not on Twitter, so ... none of the above? Can that be my choice?
     
  8. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    But ..... but. ..... they're libruhls !! That's what matters!
     
  9. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    That's the thing - outside of specific causes like gay rights, police brutality, or school shootings, most sports journalists didn't start really chiming in on politics until Trump came along.

    Not only is he addicted to Twitter, but there isn't a day that goes by without him saying something stupid, controversial, or blatantly wrong. No matter what you thought of Obama, he went days without making major headlines, or at least it'd be something you could just include on a national roundup on A6 or something. Bush was largely before the social media explosion, but he was the same way before 9/11 and in the latter year or two of his presidency after the wars began to take a backseat.

    Trump's behavior is A1 material every day and it's exhausting. So people are reacting stronger to it. If we have a more traditional president, I guarantee sports writers will back off the politics on Twitter.
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Yeah.

    The assertion that Trump is just like every other politician - "they all lie" - and thus should be covered like one is absurd.
     
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  11. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

     
  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

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