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Pearlman's point-by-point rebuttal of the Payton criticisms

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Dick Whitman, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'm of two minds. On one hand, it's probably time for him to let it go. On the other, I can understand why he would want to address provable falsehoods:

    http://www.jeffpearlman.com/shrapnel-in-defense-of-sweetness/#comments
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He's on Whitlock's podcast. I haven't listened to it yet though...
     
  3. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Jeff, you'll never truly be a big-timer until you act like one. Time to move the fuck on to the next worthless project.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Irony is an an anonymous message board post calling the #1 biography on Amazon.com worthless.
     
  5. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    Do I detect an itsy-bitsy case of professional jealousy here?
     
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Pearlman's work isn't worthless, but we're not seriously using Amazon rank, are we? Unless we're ready to drag Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Rosie O'Donnell and all those bozos into the fray.
     
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    This rebuttal is unnecessary and a mistake. I am clueless to its existence. Readers barely care; they'll buy it and pretend to hate every last inch of it while they read it in one night. Who cares what a handful of journalists think?
     
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    A handful of journalists.
     
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Bingo
     
  10. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Define worth. Like literature live on after you're dead like the Crucible worth? Or $$ Because all those "bozos" have book deals that are "worth" a ton of money.
     
  11. Screwball

    Screwball Member

    This start makes it hard to root for the guy:

    • Myth One: My motivation was purely financial, and I’m a money-hungry sack of shit.

    • Reality One: A sack of shit? Perhaps. Money hungry? Not even close. ...

    • Myth Two: What kind of soulless asswipe writes this stuff about a deceased person?

    • Reality Two: Answer: The greatest biographers of our time. ...
     
  12. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    I think he just has a lot of nervous energy and this book consumes him. It's his living, not a hobby. I'm not a huge fan of his blog but his books are great.
     
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