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ChiSoxLifer
05-18-2006, 01:11 PM
The online edition today reads "Ex-Sox slugger arrested for stalking." I've looked at about ten sports websites and they either read "Ex slugger arrested for stalking" or "Albert Belle arrested for stalking." The Sun-Times headline reads "Ex-slugger", the Daily Herald and the Southtown didn't even bother running it. When you read the article it barely mentions Bell playing in Chicago. This is just plain bull**** that the Tribune goes out of their way to associate the White Sox and criminal activity to the extent that they change the headline that the original writer made. Meanwhile, they have this coverup in the Urinal after a drunk fan nearly knocks out Jacques Jones with a baseball. (If Jones was in the bleachers throwing that ball, I doubt it would've travelled that far.) Someone please tell me how the Tribune has no bias against the White Sox?

Sorry that this appears in another thread. I'm just so pissed off I believe it deserves it's own thread. Mods if you want to move or delete this, feel free.

-Karl

soxfan13
05-18-2006, 01:14 PM
Wheres Hangar when you need him with his Tribune bias reports:D:

viagracat
05-18-2006, 01:26 PM
If the headline had read "Albert Belle arrested..." most people would ask "who the hell is Albert Belle?" In Chicago, if an ex-jock that played in Chicago gets arrested, it is more titillating to make the local connection in the headline; it encourages the reader to click the story. It happens to former Bears players most often.

So no, I don't think it's anti-Sox bias in this case (although I will admit I think the ball-throwing incident was downplayed to protect the Cubs). And Belle was a jag anyway.

Frater Perdurabo
05-18-2006, 01:30 PM
So no, I don't think it's anti-Sox bias in this case (although I will admit I think the ball-throwing incident was downplayed to protect the Cubs). And Belle was a jag anyway.

It's all about context. If the Tribune had a record of being fair and balanced with its coverage of the Sox and Cubs, you would be right. But its record is woefully, shamefully and unprofessionally one-sided, which sullies everything it reports. Would you eat your favorite candy bar if it was buried in the middle of a pile of dung?

viagracat
05-18-2006, 01:34 PM
Would you eat your favorite candy bar if it was buried in the middle of a pile of dung?

Uh, no.

mrfourni
05-18-2006, 01:40 PM
Does Hangar count this as one of the Sox related stories in his media watch? If so, we're starting to catch up.

maurice
05-18-2006, 01:48 PM
The Trib has a history of crafting headlines and changing story content to suit their pro-Cub / anti-Sox purposes. It's significant if the Trib is the only webpage to alter the AP story in this way. In the past, they've altered headlines/content to substitute the word "Lakeview" for the word "Wrigleyville," even when the events in the story took place only blocks from Wrigley.

gobears1987
05-18-2006, 01:59 PM
George Knue and Don Wycliff say there is no bias so it must be the truth!!!

daveeym
05-18-2006, 02:18 PM
George Knue and Don Wycliff say there is no bias so it must be the truth!!!Bah, all you wsi'ers are biased. You wouldn't know good reporting if it bit you on the ass, and get off my lawn you damn kids.

tebman
05-18-2006, 02:28 PM
Bah, all you wsi'ers are biased. You wouldn't know good reporting if it bit you on the ass, and get off my lawn you damn kids.

http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/1947/1101470609_400.jpg

...and stay out!

Frater Perdurabo
05-18-2006, 02:30 PM
http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/1947/1101470609_400.jpg

...and stay out!

I tried, unsuccessfully, to post the same picture earlier. :redface:

TDog
05-18-2006, 02:39 PM
If the headline had read "Albert Belle arrested..." most people would ask "who the hell is Albert Belle?" In Chicago, if an ex-jock that played in Chicago gets arrested, it is more titillating to make the local connection in the headline; it encourages the reader to click the story. It happens to former Bears players most often.

So no, I don't think it's anti-Sox bias in this case (although I will admit I think the ball-throwing incident was downplayed to protect the Cubs). And Belle was a jag anyway.

This thread is redundant because the topic is being discussed in the daily whines about perceived bias by the local media, but you are right. I wouldn't say it's more titillating to make the local connection, though. The local connection is why people might be more interested in the story.

daveeym
05-18-2006, 02:47 PM
This thread is redundant because the topic is being discussed in the daily whines about perceived bias by the local media, but you are right. I wouldn't say it's more titillating to make the local connection, though. The local connection is why people might be more interested in the story.The media in this town is redundant as well. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. :duck: Paper boy just threw another paper with a feature on Pierre at my door.