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Stay classy Mariotti

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hondo, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member


    All I can say is Jay-boy never disappoints.
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    That's oil and water, and I'm not surprised, but given Ebert's chronic condition, that was tasteless -- but consider the source.
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Roger's response:

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  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Jay Mariotti said

    Seems to me that the Sun-Times ain't dead. At least not on this date.

    He makes a valid point that newspapers need to do a better job of implementing the web. But instead of hammering editors and writers, he should be raising reasoned criticisms of publishers and corporations that own newspapers. Instead of slashing newsroom jobs, newspapers need to start hiring more copy editors and writers and web producers. If we are in the midst of a 24 hour news cycle, newspapers need people to work the overnight shifts.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Even Jay Mariotti, no matter how boorish, snarky or outright hostile he might be, is righted to a response.

    But his choice of words, as usual, was poor.

    Stay classy, Jay.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Mariotti yaps about all the time he spent away from home, as if that is some exception to a columnist rule. He, of course, fails to mention how many times he actually spent at home instead of the White Sox locker room. And, of course, he fails to mention how the S-T gig gave him the platform for all the TV he does.

    The Web site "issue" excuse is an absolute copout lie.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Great line in the comment section after the story...

  8. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Member

    True, Simon.

    Mariotti blew up, talked himself out of a job and then invented his dire concern about the Internet.

    I wonder what it's like when he actually does visit a press box and bumps into former Sun-Times colleagues.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The reigning king of the "Who? Me? Interact?" types.
  10. Mariotti ... bag of dicks ... etc. ...
  11. daemon

    daemon Member

    This was buried further down in the interview:

  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Running out the clock . . . waiting . . . waiting . . .

    Somehow, we can wait.
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