Thursday, March 24, 2011
Some MSM writers should be stuffed in their parents’ basementPosted by Mat Kovach
TJ Simers attempts to bully Marcus Thames. A man, who. apparently, is just as much a useless person as he is a baseball player.
He writes for the LA Times?! He criticized his granddaughter’s spelling in his column?*
* I actually checked to make sure that he didn't write a humor column. Well, a non-funny humor column.
Marcus Thames has his faults in the field. I have never heard a report that he does not try to improve. He is not dogging it. He just is not that good.* This is why he has the job the Dodgers gave him. But, Marcus Thames is hardly somebody the deserves the disrespect Simers throws to him. In fact, Thames has a rather interesting past that would seems to confirm the rumors that he is a good guy and can be other, non-fielding related, positives to a team.
* I am being kind, he is terrible.
Instead of bullying Thames for being what he is, a platoon outfielder, and demanding he defend himself, why not take the time to introduce yourself and ask him about his mom. Would have made for a better story. Here the writer didn't even bother to introduce himself.
Not to be outdone, Murray Chass, a somebody that used to work for a MSM, attacked Stan Musial based on something Marvin Miller’s best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl that overheard the stories at 31 Flavors last night.*
* Bueller? Bueller?
It must be true and important! He addressed it to the President of the United States! Because right now, with all other problems solved, gossip about Stan Musial is something a world leader should be addressing.
Two, quote mainstream media unquote folks write just like the bloggers they disparage at any chance they can get. Chass’ article would not measure up to the sniff test of gossip. Simers just makes my skin crawl. That isn’t writing, is an emotional issue.
I can wrap my head around bluegrass infused be-bop (or be-bop infused bluegrass)*. But I can’t wrap my head around is why MSM will continue to point to Chass and Simers as example of real media, when they have proven to be what MSM accuse bloggers of being?
* Blu-Bop …
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