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Pete Thamel on Dustin Johnson vs. Pete Thamel on Tyrann Mathieu

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by lcjjdnh, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

  2. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Did Thamel steal your parking spot or something?
     
  4. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was caught kinging it in the bike lane
     
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  5. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    Just someone that wishes he could find a better use for the enormous platform he's been afforded than tut-tutting teenagers.
     
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That's a sad existence for Josh Levin, to be that obsessed with a guy whose name wouldn't register with 0.1 percent of the public.
     
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  7. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    "Obsessed"? Levin has a weekly sports podcast on a fairly popular website (Slate); he dedicated a few minutes during that podcast--twice over a 20-month period--to discussing a series of absurd profiles written in the country's preeminent sports magazine.
     
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  9. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    Some might say that chronicling a bunch of teenagers tossing a ball around (and lecturing them for good measure) is a "sad existence" for Thamel.
     
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Some might.

    Some might also look at Slate's daily offerings -- all of which carry the budget line "everybody is wrong about everything" -- and get a good laugh out of the fact that other somes consider executive editor Josh Levin to be an insightful authority on the news.
     
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Reads like a hit job to me.

    By the originator of this thread.
     
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  12. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    Yeah, they should take a cue from a beacon of journalistic excellent like Pete Thamel, and instead write about dead people that don't exist:

    http://deadspin.com/5976841/how-sports-illustrateds-manti-teo-story-got-published
     
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