Sportswriters gone bad: racism & sexism FTW
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Dear sports people in the media that seem think your position entitles you to be pompous, racist, sexist, arrogant, jerkoffs -
I don’t like you. I don’t like to read your stuff. And you are most definitely not as cool as you think you are.
This week, I’ve seen at least two cases of utter ridiculousness. The first involved a twitter buddy of mine and a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, Joe Cowley. Cowley made an ass of himself all over the twitters, in the name of “satire” (or so I’ve heard). Sir. You need to look up the definition of satire if you think that’s what you’re doing. Cuz…..
At least Cowley’s tweets did not go through the editorial process. But apparently, some editors are ok with things like racism, right New York Post?
Today, Phil Mushnack’s column on the Brooklyn Nets went so far and beyond that I’ll just let some of his words speak for themselves.
Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N———s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B——hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!
That’s really what you want to write about the Nets and their new black & white unis designed by co-owner Jay-Z (which I happened to dig, fwiw)? Ummmm…you sir, are out of touch. And ridiculous. And disgusting. And to the editors that let this column through untouched, how the h—- does that happen??
I had a recent conversation about the fact that some men in sports media (both mainstream and in the blogosphere) have started to seemingly take the entitled stance that this type of work is edgy or hip or just plain funny and totally acceptable.
Well if this is your take on your wordsmithing, you’ve most certainly lost my respect. And you’ve lost at least this pair of eyes on your work.
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