Friday, July 08, 2005

And in this corner...

So, you wanna be a sportswriter or sports columnist, eh?

Well, I do, anyway.

Here's an enlightening article about the pitfalls of being a snarky, provocative sports reporter in terms of the conflicts between journalist and athlete. It certainly goes to show the extent that the media can clash personally with their subject matter.

After reading this, I'm hoping not to run into Celine Dion and the Dixie Chicks anytime soon.

Also, taking this theme to the extreme, let's take a moment to pour out an alcoholic beverage on behalf of New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who recently was jailed for not revealing a source. People, if you want more Nixon-like revelations of the Deep Throat variety, jailing journalists for protecting their sources is not the answer.