Thursday, September 19, 2013

Like I said

Skip Bayless thinks you need to hear his opinion on everything. But he is not interested in what you think.

Skip Bayless, ESPN2 “First Take” co-host, may be the most hated man in sports

Bayless is stoic as he watches football and waits for Tebow to come in off the bench. He occasionally checks e-mail, but on this night he shuns Twitter. He has more than 1.1 million followers but mostly avoids reading the feedback there. On Twitter, the nice ones ask him to kill himself; the nasty ones say they’ll help him do it.

“It’s like the Wild West,” he says. “Every other response is a death threat.”

Why do journalists love twitter and hate blogging?

Twitter seems more useful as a way for insiders like Kurtz to extent their brand and magnify their voice.

The agony of the push media guild

That’s what the internet has done to the people who make their living in the old media. Once they lived in a quiet world where they talked and every one else listened. Their work was rarely criticized. Sometimes they heard but they did sometimes hear whispered praise or demurrals from other guild members but it was all very civilized.

Now, unfortunately, the great unwashed have a voice and the push media do not like what they hear.

He joked his way to an important truth

I think most big-time media personalities labor under the same delusion. They think they are smart, funny, and wildly popular. The horrible thing about the new media is that they (sometimes) find out that it just ain't so.

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