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    Re: ESPN and Journalistic Integrity

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    The problem I have with bloggers is they very rarely take accountability for their articles. They can write whatever they want and hide behind it. Its almost as if there is a rush to break the news regardless if the source is accurate or not, then there is very little accountability taken.
    How often do bloggers actually break a story beyond "check out these pictures of Josh Hamilton at a bar"? More often than not, a blog reports a story that has already been printed by the traditional media and provides additional analysis/coverage. Do you have any specific examples in mind?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: ESPN and Journalistic Integrity

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    How often do bloggers actually break a story beyond "check out these pictures of Josh Hamilton at a bar"? More often than not, a blog reports a story that has already been printed by the traditional media and provides additional analysis/coverage. Do you have any specific examples in mind?
    Politico, Drudge Report, TMZ, Huffington Post, PFT, etc.

    A lot of these things started out as bloggers and morphed into blogs and to some reliable sources of information.

    As for a specific example I do remember a time when Chris Henry was often getting into trouble that PFT broke a couple of false reports that dealt with him getting arrested. There was a time when any rumor was circulating that PFT broke it as fact.

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    Re: ESPN and Journalistic Integrity

    You don't trust the Huffington Post?
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: ESPN and Journalistic Integrity

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Politico, Drudge Report, TMZ, Huffington Post, PFT, etc.

    A lot of these things started out as bloggers and morphed into blogs and to some reliable sources of information.

    As for a specific example I do remember a time when Chris Henry was often getting into trouble that PFT broke a couple of false reports that dealt with him getting arrested. There was a time when any rumor was circulating that PFT broke it as fact.
    The greater the amount of people, the lower the intelligence. Our 2 party political system is a good example of that.

    Out of the animal story here in Zanesville, the only factual info was from the Zanesville Times Recorder. Ever play the telephone game? Word may travel fast in 2011, but it doesnt travel accurately or unbiased.
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    Re: ESPN and Journalistic Integrity

    Remember, the first word in ESPN is entertainment.

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    Re: ESPN and Journalistic Integrity

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    Remember, the first word in ESPN is entertainment.


    Also remember, they promote themselves as The Worldwide Leader in Sports.

    Does that mean entertainment, or news? Or is it such a hybrid in sports that one can't disguinsish?
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