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Rick Reilly doesn't get satire

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    He mentioned an Onion-esque article as though it was true in his most recent effort.

  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Area columnist screws up
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Reilly: "Has he cheated on his fiancee?" As if he's assuming it's a lock he hasn't or doesn't.

  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Oopsie! He done it again!


    Except that he made it again. In a column about how players on Stanley Cup-winning teams choose to spend their day with the cup, Reilly writes:

    "Center Mike Richards used [the Stanley Cup] to mock an ex-girlfriend who dumped him at 14."

    The only place where such a story has ever been mentioned is on a low-rent blog called realhockeynews.com, which is a painfully obvious parody news site.
  5. while it's true that the old-timey, all-knowing sportswriter M.O. hasn't translated well in the modern era for reilly and many others, b/c it takes real arrogance to believe that sort of thing even if the myth worked fine before the internet penetrated to full-on capillary levels, the earlier reference to lebron punching the walking stick could be interpreted as a wink to the numerous and perhaps absurd reasons people seem to hate on lebron. this later reference, however, would seem to open a pretty good window into the sorts of things reilly is doing at the "craft" level, which is sort of funny even as it's also disturbing.
  6. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Surely they have some kind of editors checking his copy, right? This is just basic Googling.
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