Section 1

April 27th, 2012 at 6:10 PM ^

It is a completely corrupt enterprise, from the top down.  There's Paul Anger, the Publisher.  Who lied in his column defending Rosenberg and Snyder.  There's Sharp; and there's Michigan beat-writer (and Rosenberg co-conspirator) Mark Snyder who is still there, still acting as the conduit of Michigan athletics for Freep readers.  And don't forget Mitch "Mateen Cleaves' Sweater" Albom.

And there are the as-yet unidentified editors who signed off on Rosenberg/Snyder as they used anonymous sources and methods that appear to have been contrary to the Freep's own rules, not to mention all good journalistic sense.

There is a lot to condemn at the Free Press, apart from Rosenberg.


April 27th, 2012 at 8:40 PM ^

I'm glad that he is leaving the freep, but not really happy that his douchebaggery was rewarded with a position at SI, which is sort of a "dream job" for many sportswriters.  

As for the freep, I would have been a lot more impressed if he had been fired instead of leaving on his own terms.  At least we still have Amazon to celebrate.


April 27th, 2012 at 4:06 PM ^

yeaaaah except now he's going to be shitting on his keyboard and sending it to sports illustrated instead of the free press.  Not really better if you enjoy SI.


April 27th, 2012 at 6:26 PM ^

I didn't need the embed to recognize that quote.   "Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died."


SI was a rag before.  Just got worse.  Freep still owes my school and those players an apology.