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Would this column make many papers?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Desk_dude, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Senior justice writer!
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Seems fine to me. A little fiery, and I don't necessarily agree with him on everything, but he does make some valid points.
    What's wrong with it?
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I couldn't read past the first four stupid paragraphs so
    I am unable to offer an opinion.
    Key likes this.
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    He did such a great job in sports, why not make him a newsie. [/bluefont]
  6. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    The first four paragraphs lost me. Sorry, didn't read any further.
  7. Old Time Hockey

    Old Time Hockey Active Member

    The first line alone is enough to keep me from taking seriously anything that follows. And since I couldn't take it seriously, I also didn't get past the fourth graph.
  8. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    Count my among those who agree about the four opening paragraphs, especially the first one. Not an appropriate context for flatulence jokes, even if he was using one to make a point.
  9. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Active Member

    I feel bad for even giving Shaun King clicks. Thanks for that, y'all.
  10. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    My exact thought after reading the first sentence.
    HanSenSE likes this.
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    A few more years, Mr. King has in that job. At some point, some editor will, not with any particular rancor, just say "OK, Shaun, thanks. Good luck. Take care."

    His work wreaks of a person who basically can't be edited by anyone because they're apparently afraid to trample on his shitty mind.

    The guy deserves better from his bosses. Way better. He deserves a "OK, let's cut the shit and think a little" conversation. Maybe a loud one - I've known writers who needed that conversation to be loud. But, obviously nobody cares enough about the guy to tell him this column is so one-note and lame on arrival that, should he keep it going, he'll drum himself right out of the serious part of the business. The NYDN will get its 2-3 years of traffic out of him, and then...have a nice day.

    King's Pollyannish take is an embarrassment, smacking of an apparent inability to understand the differing standards in criminal vs. civil trials. I mean, of course he must understand the cities are settling to save themselves - and the families - from battling for years and years in court. Settling is often the humane, decent thing to do in these cases. It gets the family out from under all the lawyers, for one thing.

    But he doesn't mention it and the people are the NYDN...don't make him?

    What the hell's going on over there?
  12. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    If he needs a 4th sentence -- Shaun King will win a Pulitzer.
    Ace likes this.
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