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Well, there's media savvy, then there's Pat Dye ....

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by novelist_wannabe, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm taking this the wrong way -- hey, it's happened before -- former Auburn coach tries to strong-arm media ...


  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Dye's done this before, and Jackie Sherrill did the same thing.

    Put a guy on the spot in front of 300 people staring at him, and the reporter either buckles or says he'll write it.
  3. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    F*ck Pat Tie
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Just ask an audience member after the speech what Dye said. Gets around off the record ;D
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    The public is dumb enough to fall for that shit and hate the media even more. Of course, the reason open practices are no longer open is because fans, not media, rush to message boards and give a minute-by-minute account.

    I swa a situation several years ago where a Division I football program had a pep club meeting that assistants and former players would speak at every month. They had signs outside the place saying that everything behind these doors is "off the record."

    Didn't work.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So I'm guessing he was going to tell some off-color Bama jokes and talk crap about the Tide. Big news.
    I always hate crap like that. You are there because you think an event is newsworthy, you are showing respect. No doubt these are the same clowns who will back the media for ignoring them if you don't show.
    Hell, has Dye heard of Twitter? Figure people would have posted what he said (maybe even accurately), uploaded video of him etc.
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    I love Pad Thai
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Didn't Stephen Breyer or Antonin Scalia pull this same shit a couple years ago with a public appearance?

    In other words, it's not just meatheads.
  9. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    <<Stephen Breyer or Antonin Scalia>>

    They aren't meatheads?
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Well, Scalia isn't.
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Did Dye also tell the general public not to post anything he said on message boards, Facebook or Twitter? If not, then he's got no damn business saying that to a reporter.
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