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What if Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mizzougrad96, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Good God...

    http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2011/08/25/actual-espn-the-magazine-headline-what-if-michael-vick-were-white-the-photo-illustration-is-even-worse/?sources=topbuttons

    If someone else saw this first, I apologize, but I didn't see anything.
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/id/6894586/imagining-michael-vick-white-quarterback-nfl-espn-magazine
     
  3. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    So frustrating!!!

    Yes, if Vick was white no one would care that he was a dog killer. What a premise.
     
  4. LarryCathey

    LarryCathey Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    To answer the question, he'd be considered scrappy instead of killing Scrappy.
     
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    That's really quite the opposite of what the author says.
     
  6. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    Guilty...I'll have to read it tonight when I have a chance. :)
     
  7. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    We've been following this all day. First, the art was a rendition of him as a white QB. Then, somebody apparently got cold feet, and it was just a picture of him. Now, somebody's feet apparently got warmer, and it's a picture of him as a white QB again.
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    What's the point of even doing this story?
     
  9. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    Is this the same Toure (there are so many, I know) who authored the highly-acclaimed and deeply moving book, 'Go The F*ck to Sleep'?
     
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    I saw that on Sportscenter last night and I could not believe they actually went with the "what if he were white" card. Jesus.

    Instead of concentrating on that, why don't you talk to the animal-rights people who are STILL up in arms at this guy?
     
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: What is Michael Vick was white? - ESPN reaches for new lows...

    No, that was Cortes.

    Toure used to write for Rolling Stone. He kind of has a Malcolm Gladwell look and, if I recall, a bit of Michael Silver's writing and reporting style.
     
  12. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

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