We Can’t Print Mark Grace’s Candid Analysis

Journalistic integrity: we gots it. Sure, we have no qualms about posting pictures of women who are barely wearing enough to keep from getting arrested, nor do we give a flip whether a rumor’s true or not. No, check that–we’ll put a question mark at the end of it. “Yankees Outfielder Arrested For Sodomizing A Stolen Nissan Sentra?” See, it works. But there’s one thing we won’t do to our readers–make them read a swear word.

George Carlin
(This guy knew what I’m talking about.)

Former Cubs 1B and current TV announcer Mark Grace didn’t have that in mind when he was interviewed by the SOUTHTOWN STAR, a Chicago newspaper. You see, he used one of those grown-up, adult words. So in deference to you, the reader, we’ll post his comments, but censor the expletives by replacing them with another, more suitable word. Observe:

“They (FUDGED) it up, honestly,” said Grace, who is covering the World Series as an analyst for Fox.

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UT Student Paper Censored? Solution from ABC?

FANHOUSE notes the difficulties of working for a student newspaper covering big-time college sports. (See, kids, it’s not just the adults taking crap!) THE DAILY TEXAN sports writers have taken quite a bit of abuse for reporting student-athlete arrests, receiving veiled and really-not-so-veiled threats from the Athletics Department, students, and boosters.

FANHOUSE also adds this isn’t even the first Big 12 school to take abuse from the local teams, citing Bo Pelini’s snit fit against THE DAILY NEBRASKAN.

ABC News panders

Another member of the AOL blogging family has the solution and we’re here to get these crazy kids together. FANHOUSE, meet TV SQUAD. They spotted ABC NEWS putting bureaus on five university campuses for graduate students and upperclassmen to participate in, creating stories for ABC NEWS online and for television. Guess which university is on that list?
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