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Talking with Pagans and Talking with Journalists

SdAufKla Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:27 AM
Hugh, Hugh, Hugh... Com'on an' grow up. SI is just like every other news media outlet. It has an editorial agenda and slant that reflects the opinions of its owners and managers. There's no such thing as "fair and balanced" and SI's editorial mission is to promote the beliefs of its masters. I guess now we all know what those beliefs and opinions are, now don't we. You don't like it, then follow Klavan's example and cnx your 'script. If you don't understand this, then I guess you're still disappointed and having a hard time getting over that news about Santa Clause and the Tooth Fairy.
topperj2 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 11:11 AM
To your point, I learned a long time ago that sportscasters/writers are as, or more, liberal than their counterparts in the rest of what passes for journalism. It's in their DNA, which is why they get into journalism in the first place. "I want to make a difference" and "I want to change the world" are their mantras. The days of the hard-nosed, cigar chomping reporter looking for the STORY are long gone.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 3:13 PM
You do realize the hard-nosed cigar chomping reporter looking for the story is a trope made up mostly by ex-journalists who turned to writing fiction, right?
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:47 AM
It is not why subscribers subscribe. So why?
Carlos_7 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:36 AM
Aren't Santa and the Fairy in the White House?
Matt in N.C. Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:48 AM
SdAufKla can't spell, but he has the makings of one point: "there's no such thing as 'fair and balanced.'" In fact, fairness and balance are mostly incompatible. Fairness means giving all sides their due. (In some cases, what's due is nothing.) Balance means giving at least two sides some kind of equality. Although fairness can improve balance, balance doesn't necessarily increase fairness. Some NPR reports, for example, try to balance extreme leftism with more-extreme leftism. In fact, by giving every good, bad, and irrelevant idea equal time, a perfectly balanced presentation would be grossly unfair to the good.
comsense08 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 8:23 AM
And when it has to be self proclaimed, what does that tell you?

Sports Illustrated has come to my mailbox for nearly 40 years. I hope it comes for 40 more. But I also hope whomever is assigning the stories in the future begins to think more about the readers than their political and social agendas.

Super Bowl week featured a cover of a praying Ray Lewis rising from the water, and a cover story by New York Times’ religion columnist Mark Oppenheimer on Christians in the NFL. The story was enough to cause PJMedia writer Andrew Klavan to declare he would not renew his SI subscription, and most serious Christian...