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By the way, where’s the URL to “33 Reasons Why Buzzfeed and Journalism Have Absolutely Nothing in Common?”
28. The awful black uniforms.
Why some seem to think that they think they are serious journalists, I do not know.
15. The second highest-paid outfielder is Bobby Bonilla.
Mr. and Mrs. Met got divorced in real life.
Buzzfeed is a more trustworthy journalistic endeavor than Breitbart.
These jokes are funny and also evil. But they have value — they draw fans of the team away from nattering NL East concerns (no chance). And they raise important questions, like, Why do wealthy men buy toys — like a baseball team, for example — and make everyone watch as they break those toys? But unraveling the psyches of extraordinarily wealthy men is akin to asking a baby to read Infinite Jest — good luck getting the book open. It also demands cross-platform comparisons. Are there worse contemporary disaster units in sports? The Cleveland Indians' starting rotation will likely get annihilated this season. Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' secondary played like the Vatican City Air Force — they lived on a wing and prayer. And the Utah Jazz's backcourt is presently testing the moral boundaries of "ineffective." These are similarly middling teams with weak spots that will ultimately hamper forward progress. But these comparisons might be too mild, too encumbered by the metrics of sports. Look across the aisle, at culture. Who is as woeful as the Baxter-Nieuwenhuis-Duda triumvirate? Maybe the cast of Guys With Kids has a worse WAR. Maybe Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have no upside whatsoever. Maybe the studio forces behind A Good Day to Die Hard have an insufficient UZR. But those are the products of floundering entertainment models — a struggleface network, a broken recording industry, and an American action-movie crisis. Baseball is experiencing its biggest financial boom ever, getting fat on the blubber of exclusive-rights TV deals. But this is not that life for the Mets. Instead, they will test the limits of terrible. Because no one can stop a rich man from breaking his toy.
I see what you did there, Sam. Too bad about Soledad. (sniff)
I took a quick look into that and it seems to me that the reason O'Brien is leaving CNN is exactly because she's not interested in being a Today-show like pseudo-journalist.
Funny, they looked like thet were made for each other.
@29: are athletes worse with their money than typical people with money, or is it just that young men with a lot of money don't handle it well, and the failure of athletes in this regard gets more ink?
@29: are athletes worse with their money than typical people with money
She's 1000x more of a journalist than Erin Burnett.
Yes. Sports is the one industry where tens of millions can go to a complete idiot. Any other way of making that kind of money means you had some serious knowhow in the first place.
(Sam and I were needling each other over a Breitbart piece commenting on Soledad's upcoming departure from CNN.)
Who is as woeful as the Baxter-Nieuwenhuis-Duda triumvirate? Maybe the cast of Guys With Kids has a worse WAR. Maybe Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have no upside whatsoever. Maybe the studio forces behind A Good Day to Die Hard have an insufficient UZR
Countless actors and pop musicians would like to disagree with you. Heck, Vanna White makes millions of dollars per year for smiling and pointing to the letters on "Wheel of Fortune".
The only other young people with that kind of money have daddy to bail them out.
Because you really want to go to the folks who pay Ben Shapiro's fact-checking team to see who is or is not a "journalist."
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