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Stephen A. Smith new low

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pendleton, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    So, Stephen A. Smith posts breaking news of Iverson's retirement on his OWN web site, www.stephena.com, thus scooping the newspaper and web site that he works for.

    He should get canned on Thanksgiving Day
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Who does Stephen A. Smith work for these days?
  3. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Aprapos of nothing: Stephena.com sounds like it'd be an Eastern European porn site.

    Maybe this was a condition of Iverson issuing the press release? Not sure why, but maybe he wanted to give to to Screamin' A for his own site because he thought the other media were keeping him down.
  4. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    Philadelphia Inquirer
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I thought he was out of there.... for at least a year.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He's been gone from the Inquirer for awhile and he's been gone from ESPN for about six months.
  7. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    the Inquirer was ordered a month ago to reinstate him and give him back pay after Smith sued them for wrongful termination. But I don't know if he ever restarted there.
  8. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    here was the guild note regarding smith's return. the letter is dated nov. 12, 2009.
    can't find a recent column though, so maybe he hasn't officially re-started.
  9. Pendleton

    Pendleton Member

    Takes a while to ease back onto the job, ya know
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    If he posted it on his personal site first, even though he's on the Inky's payroll again, then he should be fired. And this time, the Guild ought to hold the door open for him. By serving his personal agenda and Web site first, over his employer's, he's doing his little part to put mainstream journalists out of work, something the Guild surely cares about.
  11. ReyHeath

    ReyHeath Member

    From Richard Prince's "Journal-isms:"

  12. Suicide Squeezer

    Suicide Squeezer Active Member

    I hope ESPN had to go through the process of booking Stephen A. for a speaking engagement to have him on Sportscenter.
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