spoiler alert: i linked this
Really Freep? Really?
would you do that?
Some might actually like to read the context before going all OMGFreepLinkzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! With the OP's various font selections, sizes, and lack of quotations marks, it isn't exactly clear which text is from the Free Press and which is the OP's.
At least this time it was fairly obvious that it was a Freep link.
Signed: Someone who isn't part of the boycott
You are not compelled to visit the site if the link is posted. And if the article is referenced, then there is no reason not to post a link, especially as the OP went to the site in order to post this anyway.
people should not be given the opportunity to decide for themselves, they have to cater to your choice?
OMG Shirtless was given the opportunity to post a link, and he did so. Lots of readers here hate the Freep for good reason, and they have the opportunity to neg OMG shirtless and tell him he's an asshole.
It's important for readers to know that clicking on a Freep link = $ for the Freep (albeit in a miniscule way). I don't see anything wrong with criticizing the posting of a Freep link.
Serious question. How does posting a link to the Freep affect the boycott of the Freep at all?
it didn't just come out yesterday. the more this freep boycott goes on the more arrogant it becomes.
Cosigned, I liked that the link was available. I think boycotting the website for the few tenths of a cent that they'd get in ad revenue is not that big of a hit to them to be honest.
want to read freep, not after what they've done to Michigan football program plus RR.
Your mgopoint total would thank you if you don't post freep link.
Thank you for posting the link. I appreciate being treated like a grown man that can make his own decisions outside of the MGoHegemony.
I hate that paper. That is all.
i stand by my name. and the freepcreep does not deserve any of our attention...
How can you pee on the Freep without paying attention to it?
Give in to your inner Freep-hater.
Until that paper changes its editorial staff, it won't be readable for its few remaining years of existence.
Free Press: Free to write anything they want any way they want to, without being constrained by facts, context or ethics.
I hate the Freep so much.
Avoid them at all cost!
maybe now you will choose to get your news from an unbiased source. What else will it take?
Yes! An unbiased source like MgoBlog.
We're pretty much all homers, and pretty much all very pro-Rodriguez. I like our slant the most.
But at least we (with the exception of a few members here and there) can present arguments with rationale, facts, and control...
Which is more than I can say for the East Lansing Free Press.
That's true, there is more rationality than most places out there, but I think a lot of people convince themselves that we are better than we are, and the homerism infects the logic and twists it. Just my $0.02.
Michigan's top rusher, Michael Shaw, not yet eligible
Rodriguez didn't say Shaw wasn't eligible. Apparently "no comment" doesn't mean anything.
under the story is a picture of dantonio smirking... facepalm
Freep "Journalist": "Coach, when did you stop beating your wife?"
RR: "I never started beating my wife in the first place."
Freep Headline: Dick Rod Does Not Deny Stopping the Beating of his Wife
One of Detroit daily newspapers not yet buyable.
Earlier today, same location on the webpage, (paraphrasing) negatively slanted headline about the 2 a days being impacted by Rich Rodriguez heading out to Seattle for the NCAA meeting. Of course, it never rose to higher than 10th most viewed, so the cretins needed another negative U-M football story headlined on the website.
(For the record, I view the home page, see what headlines they're generating, then head over to DN, or back here to fact based writing.)
It's obvious the strategy is to attempt as many reasons as possible to generate pageviews, not accurate reporting or intelligent analysis. As far as the 2 a days, Rodriguez confirmed no impact to the actual practices, just moved around a bit.
(As an aside for the few mgobloggerati who think there are too many tin foil hats atop sensitive heads, read a Sunday Fr**p front to back for a month...digs at U-M abound...MSC, tOSU, the Borens, you name it. A very snide (pun intended) rag, dripping yellow all the dismal way to its final, Ed Meese protected resting place. I'll cheer when that blight is gone.)
we didn't have the boycott instituted, all the comments on their site would be logical arguments against their bias and pointing out inaccuracies. I'm not familiar with the site, as I won't click a link to it, but if there is a comments section, it's likely riddled with "You tellum" and "scUM is gettin' they're doo [hurr hurr]"
so in that way, maybe the boycott is stopping a flood of us logical folk from pointing out their inaccuracies. But really, who wants to have a youtube-style debate with sparty on there, when no one would really care if we point out their faulty journalism? They would probably just print "Someone in Connection With University Attacks Free Speech, Desecrates Constitution Repeatedly"
In the same way, I feel like an email would go right into his trash folder unless the subject line reads something stealthy like "I love MSU too! Hope Shaw flunks LOL"
OMGShirtless: I understand thinking something is stupid and not adhering to it but why are you so up in arms about this? It seems that you have deigned yourself the protector of the FREEP here and go about this duty so vehemently. Why is this?
Sometimes, every once in a great while, people like to read the article before bashing the Free Press. It is standard e-blog protocol to post a link to an article you are discussing. I understand if you don't want to click on the link, that's cool, that's your prerogative. All I was doing, this time, was providing the link for those that are interested.
It was a shitty headline, that doesn't mean that I shouldn't at least read the article for myself before taking Augger's word for it.
That was reasonable. Thank you for that.
You know, we could not post it here. That would solve a lot of everyone's problems with the Freep, especially if so many of you are boycotting it. Just a thought.
I HATE the Freep and this is what im gonna say in response:
I just consider the source and it makes me laugh. Is that the best they can do? It just goes to show what you can expect from a MSU Grad(Freep Journalist).
evil journalism, CFN, Bleacher Report, Free Press
Naw, don't say that. That's igna-int.
we have to start winning this year, if only because I am tired of the stupid media taking cheap pot shots just because they can
The Freep is becoming about as credible as The Onion.
At least The Onion knows it's a joke.
What's the Freep? There's a reason why people don't read the newspapers anymore.
Don't try not to hate the Freep. Let out that hate. Remember what the Freep did and never forgive them. Ever. I've said this a bunch of times already: they're dead to me. Nothing the Freep does can make up for what it did. It sounds overly dramatic, but consider two major points:
- What Rosenberg/Snyder did by manufacturing a scandal demonstrated a complete lack of journalistic integrity, and the fact that they and the editor not only are still at the paper but had used practicegate as a launching pad for Rosenberg's career tells me that the newspaper--every section of it--is not interested in the truth.
- I enjoy Michigan football and like when the team does well. That makes me happy. If someone at does something to get Michigan in trouble, then he's interfering with my pursuit of happiness, and the staff at the Freep set out to do just that, all while embarrassing my alma mater.
What do they have to gain from alienating a huge part of their potential readership base? Are they somehow gaining readership between MSU and all the other schools in Michigan who hate us? I can understand why 1 person would do it to boost their own career, but why would the FREEP as a business do this?
Money. Bottom line.
At a certain point people will stop being surprised about the negativity in the freep. I am no longer disgusted when my dog licks its own asshole because I expect such behavior. Expect to be disappointed and read at your own discretion.
I'll be honest, it still grosses me out when my dog does that, whether I'm expecting it or not.
How do we know he isn't eligible? What if he's eligible unless he does poorly, and RR knew he wasn't doing well so he didn't know if he'd be eligible or not? What shitty "journalism."
"It is standard e-blog protocol to post a link to an article you are discussing. I understand if you don't want to click on the link, that's cool, that's your prerogative. All I was doing, this time, was providing the link for those that are interested."
Honestly? It is common knowledge that a majority of the people here are anti-FreeP. With 5000+ points I'm going to assume that you have been around long enough to know that. Those who really want to read the actual article are smart enough to go and get it on their own. Thanks, but no thanks.
"It is common knowledge that a majority of the people here are anti-FreeP."
Is that really reason to not post a link? By the same logic, that same majority should know that if they don't click the link, they aren't supporting the Freep. And by the same logic, the majority should know that there are others that aren't full-out RAGE against the Freep. Why can't we keep the conversations civil instead of spitting vitrol the moment someone doesn't proclaim the Freep as an evil kitten hating Nazi regime?
As a community, should we really be attacking each other on our opinions? I choose not to boycott the Freep. I know I'm in the minority. Does that make me right or wrong? No. But just because I'm in the minority doesn't mean I should be punished for it.
If you say their name 3 times they show up with something bad about us. We need a code name for them like the crap rockets or something so they go away.
In case we forget.
Rosenberg went on the Huge Show before this article was written and said that he wanted Rod fired.
Rosenberg is then allowed to do his 1st piece of investigative journalism, which is written in a dishonest way.
Rosenberg refuses to answer any of the serious questions about the lack of ethics in his article. Rosenberg on another appearance on the Huge Show said he "forgot how many players were still on the team" that he interviewed for the article and couldn't take a guess. Leaving us to believe that the only players were the 2 freshman that he ambushed and took out of context.
The guy has went out of his way to dishonestly attack his alma mater and the football program turning a mole hill into a mountain through dishonesty.
How could the Freep let a sports writer do his 1st investigative journalist piece after saying he wanted the subject of that investigative piece fired beforehand?
Did he really go on the show and literally say he wanted him fired? Wouldn't surprise me - just hadn't heard that until now.
Yes, before the article Rosenberg went on the Huge Show and said that he thought coach Rod should be replaced.
After the article came out he went back on the Huge show to defend the article and Huge brought the above up. Rosenberg admitted that it probably was a conflict of interest for him to have written the article after stating that Rod should be fired beforehand.
Thanks, I had never heard that. Nice of him to admit that it "probably" was a conflict of interest.
things to be angar about in this world. the freep doesn't even make my list.
but i am so glad people are pointing out every single percieved transgression against the totally humble and altruistic U of M.
I also don't have a problem with large corporate media outlets deliberately distorting reality and unfairly attacking individuals to further an agenda or increase subscriptions - inside and outside of the sports pages
To hell with the Freep
and see a post or comment that mentions or links to it, ignore it. Simple.
else just not give a damn anymore? I've been beaten over the head with so much superfluous negativity over the past 2+ years, starting with the whole buyout fiasco, that I've completely given up paying attention to any Michigan coverage that isn't on here or on WTKA's morning show. If the team does well this year, I'll be happy, if they do poorly, I'll be disappointed, but I'm done letting anyone in the media affect my mood.
Not only is the media coverage getting old but hearing from other fan bases is as well. I understand that is the name of the game by taking shots at a down program right now but I'm over it.
I can't wait to we start wining again because in the past I just held my head up high but my smack talking is going to come out in full force soon.
But since we have Freep bashing here, on their mobile site, the headline for the an article is:
"Expansion won't harm MSU-OSU Rivalry". Thinking they heard something that MSU wouldn't not be separated from OSU, but wondering how it could even be a "rivalry", the actual article says "Big Ten Expansion won't dampen Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry". And it's still up there that way. Somehow, their slant is even having them make freudian slips.
They're anti-Michigan, so of course they're going to lie and make up stories that discredit a storied program. That's exactly what a Sparty would do. So my question is: why is everyone so shocked when they write this stuff?