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New Column for Mushnick?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Mushnick didn't publish on Friday and today's Post -- or at least today's nypost.com -- has a column by him titled/named PRIMETIME: All the News the Others Refuse.

    It's not about sports. It's about TV news & politics. Is this going to be a new column for him? Is he being moved from sports?

    While he likes to beat some subjects to death -- the save rule, black uniforms -- I enjoy reading him and look forward to his column on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.

    Here's the link to today's column: http://www.nypost.com/seven/02082009/tv/primetime_153877.htm
  2. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    If Mushnick is going to hold folks' feet to the fire, to the point of nitpicking, he needs to make sure he or his editors spell "Blagojevich" correctly:

    CNN's Larry King did the unexpected during his Jan. 26th interview of not-quite-yet-ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevic. King asked some pretty good questions. If only he had listened to the answers.

    For example, when Blagojevic said, "But never, not ever, did I ever have any intention to violate any criminal law . . ."

    Whoa, stop right there. If I tell you that I didn't "intend" to steal your golf clubs, you'd stop me right there. But after Blagojevic told King that he didn't "intend" to break the law, King allowed him to run through his own stop sign.
  3. Holy shit.
    The world's most sanctimonious maiden aunt is now moving to politics.
    I can't wait.
    This century needed a new Dick Young.
  4. Back in the day, I'd read Mushnick's moralistic screeds, then get to the bottom of the story and there would inevitably be ads for porno theaters or escort services. I've never been able to take him seriously since.
  5. He too two checks from Murdoch publications and bleated about the decline of American culture.
    He could bite me then and he can bite me now.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    He's been doing the crossover TV stuff for a while now.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Right. He should work for Sam Zell. Or maybe he should work for the media company that enabled Jayson Blair's crimes against journalism.

  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Maybe I missed those, but did he do them in addition to or in place of his sports column?

    He didn't have a sports column in Friday's paper or today's. This made me wonder if they had him cover the (coverage of) the Super Bowl -- the biggest sports TV event of the year -- before starting a new non-sports column.

    His column today didn't do much for me. Hopefully he'll write something about sports soon.
  9. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    He's done the "other" columns both in addition to and in place of the sports page stuff. I think he did more of them when Andrew Marchand was with the Post and was covering more of the nuts and bolts sports TV stuff.
  10. If he'd written countless columns deploring dishonest journalism and plagiarism elsewhere at the NYT while Blair was there, I'd be all over him. Instead, he writes endlessly for both NYP and TV Guide on behalf of a corrupt Aussie T&A merchant about how American society is becoming coarse and degraded -- associating other journalists willy-nilly with the activities of their employers and the moguls who own them. Fuck him and his tender conscience.
  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Please take a stand on this issue, Fen.
  12. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Actually, that makes me give him credit for flying in the face of his publisher's beliefs. A lot of people would just go along to get along, you know?

    I've worked in places where the higher-ups (all the way to publisher) have had some political/sociological views that I considered abhorrent. As long as they weren't giving me marching orders to follow them, it didn't really bother me.

    What it comes down to is personal integrity, and I don't question Mushnick's.
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