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Mark Whicker, what were you thinking?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Using the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard as a lead-in to a light-hearted, mail-it-in, here's-what-you've-missed-in-18-years column?

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I would imagine the apology column is being written as we speak.

    Who's dumber, him for writing that or the editor for publishing it?
  3. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    I have a high tolerance level, but that is utterly appalling.

    Absolutely fucking appalling
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Can I vote for both of them?
  5. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Very unlike Mark professionally to do this in print. He's a funny guy and I don't think he meant any harm. Just think this idea wasn't thought out too well and editors probably railroaded it.
  6. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    That's an understatement. Let's not make apologies for the guy. How anyone could get halfway through writing that and think it could be perceived as humorous is dumbfounding.
  7. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    "Congratulations Jaycee. You left the yard."

  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I love the guy, but I can't defend one word of that....

    Holy fuck...
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It seems like once a year or so we get a "What in the fuck were they thinking?" column from a very well-respected columnist.

    I would submit that this is worse than Woody Paige's SLC column seven years ago.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I would submit this might be the worst column to run in a major metro in the past 50 years. At the very least, it's a lock for WASW 2000-09.
  11. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    I am trying to think of a worse column from a standpoint of perspective. Struggling to come up with one.
  12. spud

    spud Member

    This topic would benefit greatly from a mass effort to dig up some putrid columns.

    Go forth!
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