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Omar Kelly on Antonio Brown

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bronco77, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Surprised nothing has been posted here yet about this unless it's somewhere else and I'm not looking in the right place.

    I wasn't a fan of this guy when I worked at the Sun-Sentinel and haven't changed my mind since then. A few people who have covered the NFL have told me he's an industrywide joke.

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Quite an indictment. Does he have a radio show? Curious if that medium might explain the need for such a take.
  3. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I don't know about Omar Kelly, so I won't comment on his tweets, other than to say they're bad. And maybe I don't read the right stuff, but this is the first time I've seen "Dipshit" in a headline, and "dumb-fuck" in a story, particularly when not used in a quote. The worldwide web really has gone wild, and completely unedited, I guess.
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    That’s a semi-regular occurrence at Deadspin.
  5. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Deadspin is a bunch of anarchists
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  6. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Haven't lived in SoFla for almost two years now, but when I did he had an occasional fill-in gig for one of the sports talk stations. His primarily job, then and now, is covering the Dolphins for the Sun-Sentinel.

    Yes, the Deadspin wording is crazy. But quite a few people who know this reporter would say the assessments are not inaccurate.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  7. Snow Black

    Snow Black New Member

    How many people have had to help hide his incompetence over the years? The guy has a Trump-like record of saying stupid things. And the gutless management gave him a rap on the knuckles and let him go back to work. If ever there is a story about allegations against a Dolphins player, there's no way he can write it now that his credibility is shot.
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  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    (raises hand)
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  9. Danwriter

    Danwriter Member

    He has Trump-like Twitter spelling issues, too: "Athletes being prayed upon for money..."

    Unless he was referring to one of the many con-artist evangelical pastors that SoFla is so loaded with. (I lived there for a while, too.)
  10. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Dear lord what an ignorant loser. Trump AND Omar
  11. sporty

    sporty Member

    I don't know Omar well but I know him enough to say he is a good guy and an outstanding journalist. Unfortunately, I think his initial reaction was not unlike a lot of men who were thrown off by the initial moves of the first accuser. You also really didn't want to believe Antonio was that stupid. I think it is okay for people, especially journalist, to look at all situations objectively and question the actions of both sides. That's what good reporters do. But we go through that in our heads and perhaps in our reporting before we sit down to write. Hopefully by the time the public sees the end result, we have talked to several people and are telling both sides and an editor or two has looked over your work and questioned parts, if not all, aspects of your reporting on a story of this nature. Unfortunately, social media just allows to jump out there half-baked, unvetted (probably not a word) and unedited. That was Omar's mistake and a mistake many of us have made on social media in general. Twitter is great for our brand and for getting our thoughts out there but it's also very much like walking the high wire without a net. It's all exciting until you slip and fall. I bet Omar understands this now.
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  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I bet Omar has no idea why anyone is/was upset with him.
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