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Murray Chass calls Richard Sandomir a "twit"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smasher_Sloan, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Oh, Murray.

  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Bitterness is a terrible thing.
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Yeah, but in a sense, he's right. I have no idea why Sandomir got so bent out of shape about being "confirmed" WITH CREDIT.

    Seemed awfully oversensitive -- to the point of being flat wrong -- to me. Rovell gave proper credit, merely said he confirmed.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Twitter pissing matches between reporters is one of the seven signs of the apocalypse. I cannot imagine anything less becoming and more pathetic.

    If past blockbuster pissing matches are any indication, however, Sandomir will be hiring Rovell to write for his new Web site any day now.
  5. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I also noticed at the end he mocks Sandomir for "crediting Curt Flood’s lawsuit and Catfish Hunter’s breach-of-contract grievance for the creation of free agency."

    I'm not privy to Sandomir's actual words from last July, but didn't those two things actually have at least a little bit to do with ushering in the free agency era?
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Sandomir comes off terribly in that Twitter excerpt. It probably wasn't worth Murray Chass' time and shows what is almost certainly a prior dislike of Sandomir, but Chass is actually correct in his description of Sandomir.
  7. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Sandomir certainly doesn't act professionally there, but I'd have to think if it was anybody but Rovell - who carries himself like a turd on Twitter - it wouldn't have elicited that reaction.
  8. maberger

    maberger Member

    i was more interested in the idea that murray reads AwfulAnnouncing 'cause it's a you know - BLOG.
  9. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    He definitely does not write a blog. That's not what he writes.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member


    That said, Rovell looked like a tool for tweeting that he confirmed someone else's story. Like he's the great clearinghouse of all things sportsbiz.
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If I'm Sandomir, I'm probably annoyed that a little twat like Rovell is tweeting that he has confirmed my story. Doesn't mean I'm whining about it on Twitter, though.

    Chass, meanwhile, remains a bitter old clown.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Chass may not be the most popular one to point out how fucking silly Twitter wars are, but it's something that I welcome anyone bringing to light.
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