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writers as shills

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by henryhenry, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    this site kills me - somebody always grinding an ax - dave krieger come on down

  2. I am too busy to hate myself quite that much.
    And, again, dammit, the "news guys" at the Chronicle got the BALCO story because they work regularly with cops, DA's and the like, nit because they were haunting Mexican pharmacies on the off days in the MLB calendar, sniffing out the clientele.
  3. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    I found the part about moving NBA writers further from the floor pretty interesting. Seems odd. How long until colleges star to do that to sell more floor seats?
  4. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    They already have in several spots.
  5. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I have a hard time reconciling this (from a November column):
    ...with this (from the interview):

  6. henryhenry

    henryhenry Member

    but his point about tim kurkjian is relevent - how can he oppose an investigation, and then vote for mcgwire because there's no evidence?
  7. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    I had no idea Tom Keegan ended up as the sports editor at a 20K in Lawrence, Kansas.
    Must be a fascinating ride for him, given the contrast to the atmosphere he toiled in before.
  8. Journal-World is a good paper, especially for its size.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    shill /ʃɪl/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[shil] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation Slang.
    1. A person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
    –verb (used without object)
    2. to work as a shill: He shills for a large casino.
    –verb (used with object)
    3. to advertise or promote (a product) as or in the manner of a huckster; hustle: He was hired to shill a new TV show.
  10. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    What's the definition of dwarfism?
  11. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    Just read the Keegan interview. Good stuff. But I didnt get what was so wonderful about his Albert Belle lead (Albert Belle glared exclusively at the Post yesterday) ... Somewhat humorous, I suppose. But baseball's "lead of the year?" Please.

    Now THIS was a good line from Bob Verdi, which Keegan mentioned: "Playing cards three feet from me in the White Sox clubhouse, Albert Belle could not be reached for comment."
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