The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

Butthurt

The worst thing about this long, rambling whine about UFC media credentialing is: no specifics. Hints, suggestions, implications, allusions- no specifics. If the author desires to convince and win over MMA fans to their point of view on this (and I assume they do, or else why post it?), at some point they’re going to have to give some specifics on what isn’t being reported fully or can’t be talked about or isn’t being done as they would like it to be, or else why should I take anything they say seriously? They’re already in a hole with me due to their ~~*!Sacred Journalism!*~~ posturing which is already an insufferable enough sort of pretension, but to argue that real journalists need the freedom to report everything fully in a post which reports nothing at all, incompletely, is high irony indeed.

Essentially, I’ll care about this when the “MMA Media” proves that they’re something other than jumped-up message board trolls.

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March 22, 2010 - Posted by | MMA

3 Comments »

  1. Honestly, as a professional journalist, 99.99% of MMA content is complete garbage. One sided, opinionated, fan-based…it’s not journalism.

    Sherdog is guilty of this for the most part. Josh Gross is a true journalist, and that’s why he left Sherdog. Jake Rossen is a great writer/columnist, but not a journalist. He’s the MMA version of Bill Simmons. Funny writer, but not a reporter. People don’t seem to understand the difference between a reporter and a columnist.

    There are a handful of stories on Sherdog that can be considered true journalism–let’s say 10 percent, and maybe I’m being generous. But most of its content is opinion-based.

    And most ALL MMA content is fandom and not journalism.

    That’s why I was surprised when ESPN put its mighty clout behind Sherdog. Hopefully ESPN gets smart and gets a dedicated writer to cover MMA like Dan Rafael does for boxing.

    Comment by Tony M | March 23, 2010 | Reply

  2. Also, did you see that the Nets CEO yelled at a fan for wearing a bag over his head….AHAHAHAHAHA!

    Comment by Tony M | March 23, 2010 | Reply

  3. Sherdog should be used to having their credential pulled. It will be interesting to see how ESPN handles it.

    Will the brass at ESPN look at it as they are being pushed out too? They’ve obviously invested in Sherdog.

    Regardless, Sherdog was able to become as popular as they were even after being shunned by the UFC.

    Comment by KenOnBass | March 23, 2010 | Reply


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