As a media comm major I'm always interested in the state of national media. I find it disturbing that National Outlets such as yahoo, cnn, sportsline, espn put out articles almost as fact when in fact the writer is a homer for the specific team being discussed.
Dice K Takes a Bite out of Apple
By Dan Wetzel
Now here is an article that praises Dice K for letting up 4 runs against the Yankees. Not a great feat by any means but it gets its own article. II'll keep my Yankee homerism out of this as much as possible but lets look at Wetzel's bio.
Wetzels Bio from Sportsline
The closest Dan Wetzel ever came to major-league sports was hawking popcorn as a 14-year-old at Fenway Park. The main sport then was conning Yuppies out of their change.
Wetzel, 29, attended the University of Massachusetts and held internships with the Indianapolis News and Chicago Tribune following graduation. He spent five years as an editor and writer at Basketball Times and has won 14 national writing awards including five consecutive years in investigative reporting from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Now I always learned that your job as a journalist is not to root for the home team. You can't cheer in the press box. To me homer journalism is equivalent to rooting in the press box and is extremely unprofessional.
So I was hoping that people could post articles they deem homer articles.
List the article and the reason why the journalist is a homer.
No Yankees/Redsox bickering or I'll ask that the thread gets closed.
That is if anyone responds at all!