So Jenni Carlson can make fun of football players, but when a coach yells at her, journalists get their panties in a wad?
Iâ€™ve seen real journalists have their lives threatened for writing about indicted criminals; Iâ€™ve seen real journalists thwarted by government officials, maligned by investigators and their lives made difficult.
Jenni Carlson got yelled at, and somehow this is rises to the level of being disrespectful of all journalists?
Thatâ€™s laughable. But what else can you expect from pretentious windbags at organizatoins like the Football Writers Association of America or the Association of Women in Sports Media.
According to the link above, the FWA said: Football Writers Association of America president Mike Griffith called Gundy’s behavior “completely inappropriate” and suggested the matter “could have been handled in a more private and appropriate matter.” and the AWSM said: The Association for Women in Sports Media said Monday night that Gundy handled the situation in an “unprofessional manner,” and while he has a right to his opinion “his decision to air his objections in the form of a personal attack shows a lack of respect for all journalists.”
Let me see, Carlson has a public forum, but OSU coach Mike Gundy canâ€™t respond in a public forum?
Of course calling Carlson or any sportswriter a real journalist is probably borderline absurd. Real journalists probe corruption. Real journalists write about things that matter. Despite all my interest in football, football doesnâ€™t really matter. Politics matters. The two-year college corruption scandal matters. What Britney is doing with her life matters.
Gundyâ€™s tirade against Carlson wasnâ€™t obscene. It was pointed, and while lacking class, is only an issue because Carlson is a woman.
Thatâ€™s the real crime here.