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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 Well-Known Member

  2. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known 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
    LongTimeListener likes this.
  5. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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:

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