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Journalists are lazy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Flash, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Spoken by a provincial premier who -- opening a lecture on media studies -- declares he doesn't read newspapers or watch news programs. ??? ??? ??? ???

    http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=40b07e65-c911-4300-bee2-e4e9396290ab

    Former premier Ralph Klein kick-started his new role as media studies chair and lecturer at Mount Royal College by calling journalists "lazy" and admitting he doesn't watch TV newscasts or read newspapers.

    Although the $2.5-million chair is not a faculty position, Klein will teach and lecture roughly 250 first-year journalism, broadcasting and public relations students at the college and make guest appearances in their classrooms.

    Many were surprised by his comments.

    "The media were lazy," said Klein, reflecting on his interactions with journalists while serving as premier of Alberta for 14 years and mayor of Calgary for nine.

    "I can say it now because I am out of politics. A sound bite a day keeps the editor away," said Klein, himself a former broadcast journalist.
     
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Sadly, he's right about many.
     
  3. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    He's right. Candadian journalists are lazy. American journalists, though? Hard-working ass kickers who get the job done. USA USA USA!!!
     
  4. Soon as I get off the couch, I'm coming up there and kick his ass.
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    If I were lazy, how could I be posting on SJ all day?
     
  6. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I doubt they even got his quotes right. He probably said "crazy," as in funloving.
     
  7. Dangerous_K

    Dangerous_K Active Member

    <img src="http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/041012/041012_team_america_hmed.hlarge.jpg">

    America: FUCK YEAH!
     
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    You'll find him on a barstool at Honey's.
     
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    I was wondering whether Ralphie was in his usual state i.e. drunk, when he gave his lecture.

    Never cared much for his "man of the people" shtick. He seemed bound and determined to hide ANY speck of intelligence.
     
  10. Dangerous_K

    Dangerous_K Active Member

    Good to know it's not only the U.S. Git R Done! Yuk yuk
     
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Beat me to it.
     
  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Damn right.

    Fetch me a beer, king.
     
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