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(With Leather)   FOX News refers to NBA legend Michael Jordan as "Failed baseball player"   ( withleather.uproxx.com) divider line
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2012-08-24 11:02:57 PM  
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Failed Populist
 
2012-08-24 11:06:05 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Nabb1: He wasn't so much a "failed baseball player" as he was "using that as an excuse to take time off from the NBA because his habitual gambling had gotten his father killed."

Is that what happened?


No, and its cruel to suggest that.

The facts are widely available.

/ and the man WAS a failed baseball player. the article has no context of HOW this reference was used. If they were listing ways in which he was not perfect, that would be a legitimate story.
 
2012-08-24 11:44:57 PM  
I didn't know minor league baseball is a failure.

Looks great compared to my baseball career that ended at machine pitch.
 
2012-08-25 12:24:04 AM  
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The Ministers of Defense have no need for Fox News or Baseball.
 
2012-08-25 12:42:07 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 298x378]

Failed video game developer.


No, no, no, he's a Republican, so he'd get tagged as "World Series hero and job creater emeritus".
 
2012-08-25 02:54:08 AM  

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Failed non-rapist.

 
2012-08-25 05:06:40 AM  

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Failed hipster.

 
2012-08-25 08:20:16 AM  

lacrossestar83: Was that actually FoxNews.com or was it "Fox Nation" (their blogs)? The screenshot provided cuts off the headers, but Fox Nation is routinely more insane than the actual Fox writers/reporters.

/Please don't put me in the position of defending Fox News again


Of course it was. Ironically, stating that it was from Fox News instead of Fox Nation (their version of DailyKos) is slightly akin to calling MJ a failed baseball player.
 
2012-08-25 09:16:28 AM  
12349876 I didn't know minor league baseball is a failure. Looks great compared to my baseball career that ended at machine pitch.

Jordan's baseball career would have ended at machine pitch too if he wasn't a famous roundball player.
 
2012-08-25 09:20:14 AM  
Ah damn it, did I just fall for Poe's law?
 
2012-08-25 10:31:07 PM  
If President Obama cured cancer, the headline on Fox the next day would be:

Obama throws thousands of doctors out of work!

We get it. He's Black.
 
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