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Media members angry about Steph Curry bringing his daughter to press conference

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Kayaugstin Kott, May 20, 2015.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Media upset that people actually watch presser to see cute kid and realize how inane some of the questions are. Though I would like to see someone try this on Meet the Press with their grandkids.
  2. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Skip Bayless is just bitter because everyone in the Bay Area thought he was the biggest tool when he wrote for the Merc. Don't make a habit of turning the pressers into daycares, but once in a while, having a cute kid on the podium with dad is perfectly fine. Honest to God, it is still better than Marshawn Lynch or others giving bullshit answers or no answers. Now that is a waste of everyone's time.
  3. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Loooooking good!
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  4. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Yes, NBA.TV was probably delighted, too. You might look at it from the print side of things, then. (Although print doesn't matter anymore. :))

    The people trying to hit a 1 am deadline and not incur the wrath of their desk didn't get that much out of the 2-year-old mugging. The people who are blasting the media about this stance are the same ones who will roll their eyes when Harry in the cubicle next to them trots out the toddler during work hours and shuts down the business for a half-hour.
  5. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    It's interesting that it's the TV people bitching though.
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I get what you're saying there. Fair point.

    But they're there to get a job done, too. Not to watch America's Cutest Kids.

    Do you see any parallel between this and when a fan slips into a press conference and asks fawning questions? I've seen that happen a time or two, too.
  7. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    Agree with Shot. that was my first thought when I heard she was there.
    And from the other side, how annoying would it be if the media were allowed to bring their children to the press conference?

    The pro athletes work concludes after the press conference. Why should the kids be allowed there? They aren't allowed on the bench, not allowed on the basketball court, why allow them in the presser?
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Nobody called it the end of the world. That's a false equivalency on your part.

    Next time a reader wants to talk to you about a story, hold a 2-year-old right next to the phone and have them babble into it. See how much the other person on the line appreciates it.

    Again: The only reason anybody think it's cute is because Curry's a celebrity and, specifically, a sports celebrity. You think actors and musicians have 2-year-old kids on their laps during press junkets? They do not, and it's because their PR flak would flip their shit if they did. It's unprofessional. And when politicians do it, people rightly call it for what it is: Pandering. It happens in sports celebrity because PR staff has no power, rarely has spine, and rarely shows what spine they do have because the athletes in question are usually besotted with praise 24/7 and generally act like boy kings.

    None of it is the end of the world. But it's annoying. And it is OK in life to, gasp, suggest a wealthy celebrity is annoying you. That's OK. It's allowed.
    Last edited: May 20, 2015
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Or better yet: If a 2-year-old is sitting courtside on press row, sneaks under the table and crawls on the court during gameplay. Ho ho! What fun! Look at the 2-year-old!
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    So the fact that some reporters ask dumb questions validates a 2-year-old dancing through a media conference.

    Mm-hmm. Jeff Pearlman for the score. Again.
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Media are idiots. Ask the 2 or 3 stupid questions about blah blah blah and let him be on his way and then your righteous indignation will subside.

    Or just enjoy the moment for what it is.
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