Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rats Abandoning Ship

Love him or hate him, he always provoked discussion. Which is his job after all:
  • Jay Mariotti, the opinionated and polarizing sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, told the Chicago Tribune he resigned on Tuesday after 17 years with the paper.
  • Commenting on his 17 years at the paper, Mariotti said he loved every minute of it. But he said that with the troubled times newspapers face, it was time to consider a new future.
  • "I'm a competitor and I get the sense this marketplace doesn't compete,'' he said. "Everyone is hanging on for dear life at both papers. I think probably the days of high stakes competition in Chicago are over.

    "To see what's happened in this business...I don't want to go down with it.''
Anyone paying attention has seen what Zell is doing to the Tribune and the Sun Times is currently on the block for pennies per share. We figure it's only a matter of time before Chicago joins the ranks of one-newspaper towns. Whether it's a merger or an out-and-out bankruptcy, we'll see. At this point, we aren't shedding any tears over it. The dead-tree media has been circling the drain for a while now. Whether or not Mariotti is provoking discussion or having a hissy fit, it shows where the media is heading.

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30 Comments:

Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Maybe Mariotti can get a job circumcising elephants......




......The pays not much, but the tips are ENORMOUS!

8/28/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Scum Times probably tried to force Mariotti to write an article about Obama, so they could have Obama coverage on EVERY SINGLE LAST PAGE of their terrible newspaper!

8/28/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the major papers have spun, omited and just plain lied their way to irrelivancy.
GOOD RIDDANCE !!!

8/28/2008 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous SCUM-times said...

Good bye and good riddance and take moprha and jesse jack-ass with you. Maybe you can do another expose on about blow up dolls. I hear he is going to work for the Defender.

8/28/2008 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since Mariotti has never shown himself to be principled, either as a man or as a columnist, I'm betting that he's throwing a hissy fit and attempting to pass it off as some sort of moral high ground. Good riddance to a small-minded little man.

8/28/2008 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe when they both go down, we'll get a real newspaper in town. You know, one that actually reports NEWS. Objectively. No sensationalism. Then again, you would have to find competent journalists to staff it. Journalists with balls who don't have a political angle to play.

Maybe Kass can start one. Sign me up as the first subscriber.

8/28/2008 04:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the media liberalisim is what is killing sales. When was the last good investigative story "Hired Truck Scandal"! Long time ago. Stories like that should be the meat and potatoes of newspapers. Chicago is the creme de le creme for corruption/stories. Wake up dumbasses. Save your jobs/industry.

8/28/2008 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Jay Hater said...

I'm so glad that this pompus son of a bitch is gone from the Scum Times .Now only if they get rid of him on Around the Horn . I've hated this bastard since day one and all of Chicago's teams hate him . Fuck you Jay , rot in Hell.

8/28/2008 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The former Sun-Times sportswriter is right.

The Internet has killed the Newspapers.

Overpaid liberal so called journalists have also played a part.

8/28/2008 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy was such a dickhead, coward, arrogant, pompeous piece of shit writer i've ever seen. He hated Shitcago with a passion and enjoyed watching its sports teams lose. The city is a better place without him

8/28/2008 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Fuck em Batman!!!

They can't get the story right. And they listen to the wrong people. Liberal losers...

8/28/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is killing newpapers is that they're not newspapers anymore. They're bloated with divorce and cancer feature stories, that are dated, without any immediacy for their publication. All this shit started around 1976 when they started to devote sections to various features and interest groups as a means of enhancing revenue by creating opportunities for themselves to sell more advertising. Its all bullshit and its coming home to roost. Jay Mariotti always was, and always will be a whining pussy. For my newspaper dollars find me a new Royko, (not that pock faced little Greek) or a Dave "Wake of the News" Condon, Bob Wiedrich or somebody who knows how to write, not someone you'd like to stick a Kotex in his mouth.

8/28/2008 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Just Pro Football dot Com said...

The one thing I had in common with Jerry Angelo and Ozzie is I couldn't stand Mariotti either.

The New York Yankees had A-Rod. Chicago was stuck with JAY-HOLE. No more written excrement in the sports section of the Sun Times.

8/28/2008 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political correctness and political pressures from Chicago nannys in general have intimidated the professional journalists out of the business.

The economy is going to be blamed but the truth is that
the " truth "is no longer able to be expressed.

Lil Dick learned this in China and from Adolph.

8/28/2008 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jay is "no loss" happy he is gone, and hope he cannot get another gig! Hey jay streetwise is hiring and for side money you could join other vendors and beat the shit out of tourists and get a "bonus" jagoff!

8/28/2008 10:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jay Hater said...
I'm so glad that this pompus son of a bitch is gone from the Scum Times .Now only if they get rid of him on Around the Horn . I've hated this bastard since day one and all of Chicago's teams hate him . Fuck you Jay , rot in Hell.

8/28/2008 06:53:00 AM

Hawk or Ozzie is that you? Jay is in fact somewhat arrogant, but he tells it like it is most of the time. Especially liked his articles about that no English speaking over rated asshole Guillen.

8/28/2008 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Scum Times probably tried to force Mariotti to write an article about Obama, so they could have Obama coverage on EVERY SINGLE LAST PAGE of their terrible newspaper!

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Nicely done.

8/28/2008 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mariotti does like the CPD though, hard to believe but true.

8/28/2008 02:00:00 PM  
Blogger nwwghiaftc said...

Jay Mariotti likes to castigate coaches and managers who bail out of their contracts; nevertheless, he has resigned even though he recently signed a new contract. What a hypocrite!

8/28/2008 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc, you owe an apology...
to the rats
no self respecting rodent would be caught dead being associated with that rag the sun slimes.
My dog likes it though...I do too... when I run out of toilet paper

8/28/2008 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it shows where the media is headed.............the same place society in general is headed.

8/28/2008 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF ONLY MARY MITCHELL WOULD GO TOO!!

8/28/2008 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the dickhead wanting a new Royko,in 1979 I had the misfortune of being part of one of his columns.It was titled{Naked goes the Host}.It was 100% bullshit and so was t
hat piece of shit.Fuck that phony jag-bag.I will take Kass any day.

8/28/2008 10:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Riddance!Rot in Hell!

8/28/2008 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody see the new format the Trib is about to roll out? It looks like USA Today or a 'clean' Enquirer. THAT'll make me want to read it. Yeah.

8/29/2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem with most of the newspapers in this country is that the journalists went to liberal schools and were taught by liberal teachers, so what can you expect?

8/29/2008 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurray for the Obamunist .... hurray

8/29/2008 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both Chicago "newspapers" will be going to magazine format with Sunday only and with sale papers inside, NO MORE DAILY PAPERS I have friends that drive for both papers and the Times drivers are done after October

8/29/2008 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you want about Ozzie's English, he has a championship ring, and a banner flies proud over US Cellular Field. Can't say that down the road north a ways.
If the Cubs can't/don't pull it off this year, they WILL fall apart in the '09 season. It always happens.

8/29/2008 07:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hawk or Ozzie is that you? Jay is in fact somewhat arrogant, but he tells it like it is most of the time. Especially liked his articles about that no English speaking over rated asshole Guillen.

8/28/2008 01:16:00 PM

At least Ozzie can speak English. I'll take an accent thick as a brick if someone makes the time and effort to learn our language.

8/30/2008 01:53:00 PM  

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