Sign of the Apocolypse - Drew Sharp writes an article critical of MSU

Submitted by James Burrill Angell on September 2nd, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Wow. Never thought I'd see the day. Thought the Free Press was the Sparty Press.
Here's the link:
http://www.freep.com/article/20090901/COL08/90901087/?imw=Y
For those of you who haven't heard, State had a player actually serve time for assault and battery and reinstated him the very day he got out.

Comments

4godkingandwol…

September 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 PM ^

... this is merely an attempt for them to say, "Look, we're critical of MSU, too." Where were they when he was reinstated? Too busy trashing RichRod for kicking a player OFF his team for doing something illegal.

Too little too late, freep.

Foote Fetish

September 2nd, 2009 at 5:57 PM ^

... but if I were I would wager this sudden half-hearted attempt at shaming MSU has at least something to do with the media backlash against the Freep.

It's almost as though someone said, "Sharp, we need something to make it look like we're at least kind of impartial here. Write a story about that thing that happened a month ago to MSU. Something about a kid in jail or something."

jmblue

September 2nd, 2009 at 6:01 PM ^

This isn't that shocking. Sharp will criticize MSU from time to time, sometimes harshly. The main difference is that he will occasionally praise them, whereas he never seems to have anything good to say about us.

redcedar87

September 2nd, 2009 at 6:13 PM ^

"Wow. Never thought I'd see the day. Thought the Free Press was the Sparty Press."

I only hope I live to see the day that UM finally tears down the Green Wall.

BlueBulls

September 3rd, 2009 at 11:42 AM ^

There may not be a conspiracy, but only because that requires planning and secrecy.

I would go with bias (maybe hatred?), and I don't care how much of an MSU homer you are, you simply cannot deny the bias that the Freep and its reporters have.

In fact, I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU to say that there isn't a bias.

BlueBulls

September 3rd, 2009 at 1:35 PM ^

However, the disparity of how events at each school are covered is a sign of bias.

How the Feagin and Winston situations were dealt with is a perfect example. One writer even said something to the effect of "Winston looks out of shape, he must have been taking it easy this summer," when referring to his play at his first practice. No mention of his imprisonment.

Meanwhile, RichRod does as much due diligence as can be expected, not to mention that Feagin was a last minute addition to the class, then immediately kicks Feagin off the team when he finds out what happened. The papers are all spouting, "He lost the team, he's recruiting thugs, he'll win at any cost." Meanwhile nobody says anything about Winston ASSAULTING multiple innocent people, being in PRISON, then being in pads the day he gets out.

I know you're going to counter with the Freep article that was just written about it. Not only does it look like it was thrown together just bc everyone is complaining about the bias, but it takes multiple shots at M. Check the thread about it for all the reasons why it sucked.

ThWard

September 2nd, 2009 at 7:04 PM ^

Ignoring points of view you disagree with, but quite honestly, I'm oh-100 on reading Drew Sharp and finding anything redeeming or intelligent. I'll pass (on the Freep as well)