MgoMatt aka Rosenberg
Why I still read the Free Press
I can tell you, from more than 12 years experience in newspapers, that the practices the Freep used to uncover this story were not only shady and bias, but the actual reporting itself was substandard.
The Freep, and its jihad against Michigan Football, is piss-poor journalism at its finest.
These guys give fair, unbias reporters a bad name, and furthermore, I don't see how anyone could take anything they print seriously.
The 3 People You Meet in the Homeless Shelter
The 3 People You Meet in the Homeless Shelter is a novel by the author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom. It recounts the life of 3 washed up Detroit Free Press writers, Drew Sharp, Mark Snyder & Michael Rosenberg, and their journey from successful Detroit sports writers to hated and despised alcoholics living in a Detroit homeless shelter.
Please read the latest ombudsman article at ESPN. He doesn't mention the Michigan situation (bizarrely), but I think it fits. Here is the link:
I never have. I never will. That's just me doing my job.
The Freep writers went out of their way to find this story. They're supposed to tell us the news, not create it. It was a dick move.
Holy shit, I can't believe you posted this topic on this blog. If you really do read this blog you should have expected this kind of reaction. I think your problem is you only just read words instead of taking time to comprehend them. The Freep is on par with the National Enquirer in terms of credibility. I am telling you this so you can quit your search for the baby born with dolphin fins.
Compared to the Free Press.
Remember the story of Babe Ruth being asked about his big new contract with the New York Yankees, and being confronted with the fact that under the contract, he'd make more money than the President of the United States? Ruth said, "I had a better year."
This thread is a diamond in the rough.
although I don't agree with the opinions expressed by the OP, I will defend his right to express them; on this board or anywhere else he chooses to express them.
For myself, I'm reading Wojo and Angelique (after Brian, of course).
I came to this thread late, but I'm glad I got to read it after you wrote your update.
A man who can change his mind after honest debate: that is a rare thing. Don't go away -- I'd take one thoughtful, querying, honest and open-minded poster like you over 100 posts spreading homerist anti-Freepism.
Please stick around, and keep engaging.