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NYDN's Bonds Coverage Hits Rock Bottom -- The Kim Bell "interview"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by RokSki, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2007/10/02/2007-10-02_barry_bonds_exmistress_details_stars_ste.html

    The only saving grace for the Daily News is that this is merely a 'web exclusive.' In other words, someone was smart enough to realize this is rubbish and the less people that see it, the better.

    As Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams (and others associated with the SF Chronicle) allegedly could tell you, when you lie down with dogs you end up with fleas.

    And you end up entering into deals to host the flea circus. In this case, the flea circus is represented by upcoming Playboy model, Kim Bell.

    Somewhere, Lupica is cringing. And I'm sure many others are as well.

    More on this later. But in case you want the Spark Notes version:

    Everybody's credibility is damaged by this PR fluff piece, particularly as it appears on the sports page and is penned by one of the Daily News' acclaimed "I-Team." Very sad.

    But given the rest of their Bonds coverage, not surprising.
     
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Wise new career path. Sounds like she'll make a great middle-school teacher.
     
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    So you're saying that if Kim Bell is willing to be interviewed, the Daily News should say, "no thanks."
     
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    This thing was posted 10 hours ago, and they still can't fix the typos?? How fucking hard is it?

    Makes me crazy.

    Also, probably should have thrown a random 'allegedly' here and there.
     
  5. Nice to see somebody has the courage to stand up and tell the truth about that cocksucking, donkey fucking cheater.

    F*ck B*nds and his shriveld up grapes (which I guess would be raisins).
     
  6. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Well, the article doesn't really come up with anything new. It's largely a rehashing of things in Game of Shadows.

    And something can be a Web Exclusive because there wasn't space for it in the paper - could be due to it not being up to snuff, but also because not as much space was given as thought or a story broke that wasn't expected (and NY had the Isiah Thomas and Willie Randolph stories).
     
  7. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    I am particularly eager to read her self-help book. I think it will go on the shelf next to Karrine "Superhead" Steffans' masterpieces Confessions of a Video Vixen and The Vixen Diaries.

    My proposed working title: How to both Destroy Your Credibility as a Potential Federal Witness and Help Make a Tabloid's Sports Section Look Like Clowns by Posing for Playboy While Possible Indictments are Still Being Mulled Over by the Feds


    Lantaur -- good points on the 'web exclusive' angle.
     
  8. jboy

    jboy Guest

    Just because she's posing in playboy doesn't make her a liar.
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    No....but it does make her a money-hungry whore......not that there's anything wrong with that.
     
  10. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

    Rome is on this topic right now.
     
  11. That's great news, Rok.
     
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That made me laugh. Very little does on here anymore.
     
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