Originally posted by longtime49erfan
Florio is just using his position to foment dissent... he is a bad sports reporter because, like O'Reilly of FOX News, he only gives his own opinion... truth be d*mned!
Right. Welcome to the new era of "journalism."
The days of the sage old editorial writer that worked himself up from the cub spot and eventually spanned a generation giving grandfatherly advice is long gone. These days being brash, young, and easy on the eye sells page views and what little is left of copy. Worse, our preoccupation with stats, care of Fantasy Football, further erodes that now lost bigger picture. Guts, a blue collar desire to win, pride, they're immeasurable stats and subsequently useless.
It's all about dollars and stats these days. And you're right, we're missing the bigger picture.
PS: I'd go easy with your use of "fomenting dissent." That's a seriously loaded political term, and it hearkens back to a time when "political correctness" wasn't a moron's excuse for being a moron or a slur who's origin nobody seems to remember, but something that could get you killed.
[ Edited by BubbaParisMVP on Aug 25, 2012 at 5:39 AM ]