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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 Well-Known Member

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