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Nation of Islam shout-out to sj.com

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Sorry if this is a db, but I didn't see it anywhere...
    NOI interviews Scoop Jackson and SportsJournalists.com comes up.
    Full interview: http://nationofislamsportsblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/scoop-jackson-nois-interview.html
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Um.. yeah it is. And -- surprise -- on the journalism board too...
  3. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    UnCommonly good...
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    WTF does this have to do with journalism?
    Scoop Jackson. Nope.
    NOI. Nope.
    SportsJournalists.com... uhhh....

    My apologies.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I'd be more impressed if we got a shout-out from the Nation of Domination. Though with the passing of Crush, I suppose we should allow a proper mourning period.
  6. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I don't read many of the Scoop threads ... I don't read his stuff, nor does it interest me.

    But this:

    Do you get any pleasure (we do) from knowing that those critics are unknowingly, yet overtly displaying their own ignorance -clearly showing that you are writing on a higher plane than they are capable of understanding?

    is ass-kissery of the highest order. And sad, sad, sad.

    Then bloggers wonder why journalists don't give them any 'cred.'
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I don't know why ANY journalist would be willing or even proud to admit they're not good spellers. That's like saying they don't know the difference between an adverb and an adjective. At the core of good writing is the ability to show a mastery of the language.

    Scoop, if so many people fail to get your reference, you definitely should be ashamed. Good writing should be more than Bill Simmons-esque pop references. Will anyone even remember "Common" in five or 10 years? Probably not. But they'll remember you as being unable to spell.
  8. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    All: I know I'm a jagoff that started this db thread, but let's move it over to its real home.
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Just to quibble with this point, Alley, Common has been making great music since the early '90s, when he was known as Common Sense. Any hip-hop fan will remember Common in five or 10 years.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Indeed, Good Doc. Common's new CD is a masterpiece, and the last of 12 songs, "Forever Begins," is one of my top 5 all time.

    That said, I do believe now that SportsJournalists.com has arrived, Charlie Brown.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    However black Scoop and his writing is, I have no idea who Common is and it renders the reference irrelevant to me.
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The thing that pisses me off there is their assumption that none of his critics have ever heard of Common and, therefore, he is clearly writing "on a higher plane." It really read to me like a veiled way of saying, "Scoop, your critics are white and don't get your rap references."

    I've seen Common in concert and would certainly get any reference to him made by Scoop. And, yet, Scoop still sucks. Not because of the occasional typo, as the interview makes it sound, but because he often makes inane points that are worded poorly and difficult to decipher sometimes.

    Plus, he even admits in the interview, his stuff always comes with an agenda ("to do what's in the best interests of black people"). Now, that's not an inherently bad intention for a person to have, but for someone who calls himself a journalist, it is wrong.
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