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What's Up With Journalists These Days?

What's Up With Journalists These Days?


Vital Man City regular, BlueWolfie sent us the following:

I don't profess to be an expert, nevertheless...

I know I have harped on about this before via the Vital Manchester City forums, so forgive me for continuing with my rant but have journalists forgot the art of writing?

Now I understand that, just like anything else in this world there are people that are better than others, but if the main part of your job is to write in your mother-tongue, you'd think that a journalist would be good at it. Alas, no.

Y'see, these days with countless bloggers everywhere, newspapers know they have to rely on sensationalism to get people to actually read stuff, just so their work stands out from the over-burgeoning crowd. And the World of Football is no different.

Example...

'The £770million Manchester City started today's game with £300million worth of money-grabbing 'talent' (and let's not forget, the £120million or so on the bench). In the seventh minute, the £25million striker (who professed wanting to make love to his new team) let loose a screamer that went just over the bar, and head, of the six-year veteran of the game, who plays for the love of the sport and not for any financial reward.'

Okay, maybe not exactly like this, but you get my point don't you?

We are now, even if the papers don't openly admit it, one of the so-called 'Big Boys' (an article about that is coming later), and as such they all want to abuse us verbally at every chance they get. You could say that the traditional four don't get this much abuse, but they haven't done anything that these 'writers' can complain about (a favourite English past-time).

I really don't think it has anything to do with City muscling in where they don't belong, just that these sport 'writers' are lazy and inept, and City are the flavour of the month.

My suggestion to you all (regardless of who you support) is to ignore the newspapers and stick with your local Vital site, or head off to a dedicated football site that actually reports the football (not, I repeat NOT Tribal or Goal.com), and not who your favourite player is now dating, and what she was wearing last week when she bought something.

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Writer:BlueWolfie
Date:Monday September 14 2009
Time: 3:19PM

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I agree with you Bluewolfie - Some of them are happy to jump on the bandwagon, some have a lot of hatred for us, some print what fans of other team want to read and some resort to making things up about the transfer fees that we pay, the wages that we pay and worst of all reporting our transfer fees as a combination of the fee plus the players wages over the full length of his contract which they don't do for any other club.
Kevinho
14/09/2009 15:53:00
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the trouble is all the articles in the press are wrote by fans of the top4 so we will never get a fair review, when an arsenal fan is wrting about the city v arse game ofcourse hes going to be biased towards arsenal and ofcourse he will try and rally the arsenal fans for vocal support (which is exactly what we got from the boo ade campaign in the mirror) would you believe that a national newspaper would do articles inciting/asking ppl to boo and be thuggish at a football ground!, anyway next match write up will be done by a red and we will soon start to hear that nev says this and rio says that etc. etc. etc.
mark.mcfc.wedged
14/09/2009 15:55:00
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The vast majority of hacks are either bitter, failed novellists or bitter failed footballers who think they know more about the beautiful game than the people that actually play and/or manage. There are a few rays of light, but most of what is printed, especially in the broad*****s is utter garbage, and always seems to be tinged with some sort of bias. Of course, nowadays, we have the so-called "Celebrity" pundits like Stan "The Dogging Wife-Beater" and Piers "The ****" Morgan which only serves to make matters worse. Follow that with the fact that our local Newspaper has elected to make a lifelong rag fan the Manchester City correspondent, and the picture looks fairly bleak. That's why I've given up my 20+ year addiction to the Grauniad and no longer buy ANY newspapers, choosing instead to pick and choose what I read on the internet. That's approximately £8.00 more drinking money, and one less ulcer every week, and perhaps that's why some of our more esteemed newspapers are struggling to make ends meet. Oh, and P.S. To any of those newspapers that are planning to charge for their online content - :P to you, I'll go where it's free and ignore you altogether. Enjoy going out of business.
fifthcolumnblue
14/09/2009 21:02:00
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Sheets got censored? Is the swear filter getting a bit over zealous these days?
fifthcolumnblue
14/09/2009 21:03:00
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