Fighting irrationality with irrationality since 2006.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Tom Batzold hates everyone – particularly readers, women in general

Check out one of today's “hilarious” “news” items from Tommy's favorite soccer hating columnist, Jim Armstrong:

”Just wondering: How many trees have died and how much cyberspace has been polluted to chronicle the exploits of Danica Patrick and Michelle Wie, neither of whom has watched a Sunday sunset with a victory to call her own?”

Can Mr. Batzold be advocating that sports journalists should only cover winners? Let's make some minor changes to that statement and find out:

”Just wondering: How many trees have died and how much cyberspace has been polluted to chronicle the exploits of J.P Losman and Willis McGahee, neither of whom has watched a Sunday sunset with a playoff victory to call his own?”

Hmm, that doesn't really fit with Mr. Batzold's editorial philosophy, so he must mean something else. The only other alternative is that he is advocating that only crew-cut, cleft jaw, Johnny Unitas types deserve the precious space in newspapers and blogs.

I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised at such an anachronistic view given the disgusting old white guy network that got Mr. Batzold his job. After all, only five (5!) AP sports editors are black, and women comprise 12.6 percent of sports journalists. No wonder we get such mediocre, narrow minded sports coverage.

3 Comments:

Blogger LizMc said...

http://video.yahoo.com/video/profile?src=&creatorValue=c3R1cGlkX3ZpZGVvcw%3D%3D&vid=1267' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='425' height='350'

11:08 PM

 
Blogger LizMc said...

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=54471


clearly what i meant


where's y'all go?

11:09 PM

 
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