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Will Leitch's GQ piece on Mike Vick

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by brandonsneed, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. brandonsneed

    brandonsneed Member

    Liked it a lot. Didn't see a thread here, so I thought I'd share.

    The Impossible, Inevitable Redemption of Michael Vick: http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201109/michael-vick-gq-september-2011-interview?currentPage=1

    And a podcast with GQ in which Leitch discusses said piece: http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/201109/michael-vick-will-leitch-podcast-interview
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Will, great piece.

    The dogs could not be reached for comment.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  4. pickensp

    pickensp New Member

    Vick sure isn't lacking for confidence these days is he?
  5. brandonsneed

    brandonsneed Member

    Wonder if he didn't have a chance to before his deadline—which, I'm guessing, would've been before August, which is when the Philly mag story ran.
  6. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Deadspin pulled out that section as the most interesting, and I agree. That's called collusion.

    Anyway, I disagree that this was a fluff piece. Maybe the Philadelphia magazine piece was a fluff piece, but Leitch more or less stayed out of the opinion business and let Vick speak for himself. It's not a great feature, but it's also not a fluff piece.
  7. brandonsneed

    brandonsneed Member

    I think if you call this a puff piece, you may not have read it very thoroughly.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Excellent piece. A great moment in journalism. Fantastic story.
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