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URGENT! Obama no Lakers hater!

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Batman, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    AP did an interview with Obama today. Terrific. There were lots of important topics covered, including whether he thought Michael Jordan was a better player than Kobe Bryant.
    It's good they did an interview. They actually did cover a lot of major stuff. And I don't even have a problem slipping in a pop culture question or two. But why, AP, were they broken out into insipid briefs like this:

    There was also a tag on top of this (which was on the wire version I saw earlier but not on AP Exchange) with an "Urgent" tag. And an AP newsalert about him saying Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer ever.
    Urgent, and a newsalert? Are you kidding me? Why?
  2. Sp0rtScribe

    Sp0rtScribe Member

    He's correct on both accounts. Michael was better than Kobe, and while it's certainly arguable, Jackson was the greatest entertainer ever.
  3. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    To be fair, AP is doing an AP News Alert or AP NewsNow on tons of things now, many of them not remotely urgent. This seems a bit much, though.
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