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Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Quote of the DayVia Whitlock, who continues to lay waste to Selena Roberts, comes a quote from Roberts herself from last night's Jim Rome show which pretty much explains why I've been writing what I've been writing since last Thursday:
"You give people a litmus test, Jim . . . You say to them, you go back to them over and over again and you say, 'Is it consistent what they're saying to me? Have they changed at all? Do they have a credibility issue? Is there anything in their past that might make me wary of this person?' "
If that's the test, how can anyone presume that she's shooting straight?
As I mentioned over at NBC this morning, I now have the book, and have started reading it. It's not exactly a dense read, so it shouldn't take too long. I should have my reactions to it up by Friday at the latest.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 1:45pm
Well it’s clear “litmus test” was one of her talking points. I wonder how many times it’s passed her lips so far this week. I’ve heard her say it 4+ times, and I’m avoiding her as best I can.
Posted 05/06 at 03:24 PM
love this quote
Posted 05/06 at 03:29 PM
Holly Martins said...
While I agree with some of your points about Roberts and the book, Whitlock is hardly the guy you want to be allying yourself with here, I think. On the radio the other day (per Deadspin) he went completely off the rails:
“We’re being asked to trust someone who is hardcore feminist. To me she’s almost no different than Al Sharpton.” Huh?! It’s people like Whitlock who make me want to spring to Roberts’ defense, whether she deserves it or not…
Anyway, you seem saner by several orders of magnitude than Whitlock, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading your thoughts after you’ve read the book.
Posted 05/06 at 03:41 PM
Craig Calcaterra said...
Holly—Whitlock goes into greater detail about the Sharpton/Roberts parallel in the linked Fox Sports piece. I don’t know yet what I think of the analogy. On one level it makes some sense, on another it’s Whitlock being his usual bomb-throwing self. Nothing is ever easy with him.
I’m not trying to ally myself with anyone, really. And you may be surprised to find that there are actually some things about Roberts’ book I like. Which makes the much greater volume of things I don’t like very frustrating indeed.
Posted 05/06 at 03:47 PM
Lisa Swan/Subway Squawkers said...
Given how much of “A-Rod” relies on the word of Jose Canseco, who has changed his story several times on A-Rod, Roberts’ “litmus test” is, well, interesting. Not to mention the controversy over Canseco and Clemens.
Posted 05/06 at 04:35 PM