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The Joe Thornton quote - do you use it?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Moderator1, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Just got to the Caps game and there's a lot of buzz about this quote. Seems the team is a bit upset that it was used.


    Not sure of the context, etc., but it today's world? If you say it, it will be used.
  2. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    I'm not sure why the team would be upset it got used. If you say it, it's on record. I'm surprised, of all mediums, a newspaper took it. You'd expect someone like Deadspin to use it, or maybe a reporter to reference it on Twitter and not put it on the story. So I'm a little surprised it made the newspaper, though I know nothing of what is typically allowed in Canadian newspapers.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The outlets out here didn't use it. Too bad for them.

    It's hilarious. I would be shocked if Thornton cares. Who gives a crap about the team and its PR wing.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Teams use the nickname Redskins and the mascot Chief Wahoo, but are offended by this?
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    One of the greatest quotes ever. I might have used a euphemism or asterisks, but for sure I'd have used it. The guy loudly interrupted somebody else's interview to say it in front of something like 20 reporters, so it's lame that some so-called journalists have come out and said it should have been off the record.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That quote is awesome. You have to use it.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    It's probably time for an investigation into what exactly is happening in this local TV ad:

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  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    My favorite is someone used the word rooster in place of what I'm assuming is cock.
  9. canucklehead

    canucklehead Member

    I'm telling you, ya better be prepared, because when I yank it out, everybody in that audience with the exception of my wife is gonna be runnin' for the exits! — Johnny Upton
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That's an all-timer.

    Headline: Caps rock out with their cocks out
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Headline: Cock-a-doodle-doo!
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