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April 12, 2005

Even I Know More About Baseball Than This Idiot, And I Hate the Sport

RCL again, but offering a different point than the one I'm interested in making.

This, I guess, is MSNBC's Richard "Rick" Kaplan opinining on the relative accuracy of blogs versus the media.

But Kaplan also told the crowd that there were downsides to the popularization of blogging. He said bloggers can act in a mob mentality and may not be accurate in their reports.

"The bloggers' accuracy rates are good for baseball, not for journalists," Kaplan said. "A baseball player can make seven out of 10 at bat and be highly respected. If journalists are only right seven out of 10 times, this would be terrible."

How's that for "fact-checking" and "accuracy"?

A baseball player batting fuckin' seven-hundred would, in Mr. Kaplan's estimation, have a "good" accuracy rate, and would furthmore be "highly respected."

Ummmm... yeah. And a quarterback who passes for, say, eight thousand yards per game would be considered to be "upper tier" and "highly productive."

"Bret Favre today passed for ninety-six touchdowns, and ran for thirty-three more. After the game, he said he felt 'pleased' by his performance."

The Men of the Mainstream Media

We're not actually all women in butch drag, but we're tryin' our damdest to convince you we are.



How about "common fucking sense checking," you effeminate metrosexual ninnies? Is that, you know, possible?

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