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Willybuns blasts "jealous" Style writers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Perry White, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member


  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of people in the Post's Style department with a hell of a lot of game (Hank Steuver, anyone?) who I think could hold their own, but I like the fact that Wilbon is sticking up for sports writers. I still don't understand, however, how anyone with half a brain could see Gene Weingarten's second piece as anything but satire.
  3. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    Darn, Perry, you're not a reader? We had that up yesterday. Just figured we'd let the Simers stuff die down before we got a bum rap around here ...

  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    DD, I can easily understand that. How many self-important people are there in DC who take things way too seriously and have no sense of humor?
  5. See Colbert, Stephen, re: White House correspondents dinner.
  6. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    Wilbon calls someone an idiot later in the Q and A. I like that.

    But if he thinks most news people have a deadline of a week from tomorrow, he's sadly mistaken.
  7. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    He does that a lot in his weekly chats :)
  8. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I think I need to start a weekly chat.
  9. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Weingarten is pretty freaking funny.
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Well, I think the PTI boys are in the wrong on this ... their colleagues are entitled to their (mild) opinions, and to publish those opinions without getting beaten up by coworkers for doing their jobs.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's certainly true for "style" writers, though.
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    But, HH, the belief now is that this WASN'T the writer's opinion, that this was some sort of satire. I didn't read the original review, so I can't say, but if there's a question of whether it was satire or not, it must not have been a very good brand of satire.
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