The latest kerfluffle has reminded me of how useless it is to gripe about the Detroit media. Yet, with the growth of the MGoCommunity (long may it last) and increased coin in Brian (PBUH)'s pocket, that we have many new members to welcome, and that many of them would want to vent about this newspaper piece or that radio host.
In the spirit of streamlined efficiency, then, maybe we can have a permanent post collecting the gripes we have with the media? A few I would suggest:
1.) Mike Valenti is a hyperbolic Spartan alum who CHOKES ON APPLESAUCE when he's not espousing sports-bar-quality idiocy.
2.) Terry Foster once read about journalism in a book and thought "That could be fun, I'll give it a try!" and thus began the life of a buffoon.
3.) Drew Sharp is the near-equivalent of an online troll in corporeal form, fishing for reactions wherever he can get them.
I'm sure there's more, but these at least would cut down on the "OMG did you guys hear what Valenti just said/read what Drew Sharp just wrote" type of posts. They're all roughly the same. I've been two time zones away for a couple years now, and I'm quite certain nothing's changed in the Detroit establishment media since I left. It's one giant track on repeat. That reminds me, another to add to the list:
4.) Mitch Albom is a know-it-all who thinks he's been given the Boss-around stick because he learned how to close columns with trite echoes of his opening statements. He also accidentally became a millionaire with "Tuesdays With Morrie" and is terrified that people will find out he's a terrible writer.
I'm sure we could have some on Rosenberg and points of praise for Wojo or Angelique. I'm just tired of the board filling with little 6-reply gripes about a media personality. With the season nigh, I'd be for cleaning the cupboards a little.