Programming Note

I apologize for the lack of posts today. Some work stuff has me sidetracked for a bit, but that should clear soon and there will be posting this afternoon.


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bigcatasroma
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bigcatasroma
Uh oh, Craig, I think we’re starting to cross that line, where there’s blow back from the blow back—now everyone is attacking Selena Roberts . . . I agree with the overall premise – that her past “work” should not give her mainstream credibility in her opinion over A-Rod, except two things – 1) she’s a writer, so in MSM’s eyes she has “credibility,” especially over a steroid-taking, morally deficient ogre like A-Roid (or so they tell me), and 2) because of that, it’s a true literary piece, not one designed to stir the A-Rod pot.  Obviously, you’ve pointed out… Read more »
Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra
No one is “all wrong” or “all bad,” bigcat.  Of course, Roberts has never allowed that for A-Rod in her writings about him thus far, so I don’t think she’s first in line for benefit of the doubt on this yet. As for Duke and jock culture: I totally get where you’re coming from. The problem with Roberts, however, is that she wanted it both ways. She wanted to be able to make the arguable legitimate points about that culture but only did so in such a way as to tie it inextricably to the non-rape case, with the hopes… Read more »
bigcatasroma
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bigcatasroma
I agree with all of that.  I just have a damn Con Law exam coming up, and I am in an argumentative mood, and trying to play Selena’s advocate.  That’s why I was saying that this entire issue is a bastion of the MSM/blogging cultural war.  I really believe that.  And that Beane piece proved to me that she is about the story at all costs, and even when there isn’t one (i.e. Duke crime) she will create one for readership.  That’s the old way the “facts” were written about.  The problem is, even if this is only 2-3 years… Read more »
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