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(Washington Post)   Is it too soon for a bad story about Roger Ebert??   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-04-12 10:36:51 AM  
I dozed off a few times during the article, did I miss anything?  Roger wrote a conceited, self-congratulatory letter to the editor and the paper answered with "Are you the bald one or the fat one?" and the author thought Ebert wrote it but it was actually Siskel?  I didn't miss anything did I?
 
2013-04-12 10:41:37 AM  

SkunkWorx: sundance1028:
This is a humor column, not a serious news article. There is a huge difference between the two. And it was mildly amusing. And I didn't find it difficult to understand at all. And yeah, this guy is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, so I find it ironic that a group of people who constantly whine about the death of journalism doesn't even know when a real journalist is right in front of them. Farkers fail at reading comprehension. This thread makes me sad.

Consider for a moment that there are people here who get that this was not written to be a news story, and also get that this guy is a very respectable and respected writer, and still think this bit of "writing" would have been better off in the circular file.

Having read his article on infant child deaths, I don't dispute he is worthy of his Pulitzers.  But this blog, essay, opinion piece, whatever you want to call it, rambled far too long and with far too little actual humor.  Seems to me he felt compelled to clear the air about that mistakenly-sourced letter, and eventually he did, but not in the amusingly anecdotal way he was aiming for.


My original post in this thread was to reference jay Sherman, adding in eberts's quote on the crummy surprise of the village. It sounded like the king of joke that Sherman might tell, only for crickets to chirp and Duke to shout for someone to take him off the air.

You summed things up well. Some of the bigger defenders on the Washington Post comments sound like they would like to hear another riveting tale from Buzz Killington.
 
2013-04-12 11:12:13 AM  

SkunkWorx: Having read his article on infant child deaths, I don't dispute he is worthy of his Pulitzers.  But this blog, essay, opinion piece, whatever you want to call it, rambled far too long and with far too little actual humor.  Seems to me he felt compelled to clear the air about that mistakenly-sourced letter, and eventually he did, but not in the amusingly anecdotal way he was aiming for.


Perhaps for a moment he became delusional and felt like people actually give a shiat about what people who write for a living experience.
 
2013-04-12 12:00:08 PM  
Above we see many fine examples of the bitterness of the unpublished writer.

Well, I guess writing something on Fark is sort of like being published, amiright?
 
2013-04-12 01:13:46 PM  
'Ohhhhhh!!!! Someone wrote a story about Ebert!!!! He's barely room temperature!!!! The writer is a jerk and can't put three sentences together to form a paragraph!!!! Roger was soooooo AWESOME!!!! WE ARE NOT WORTHY OF READING HIS REVIEWS!'

What a bunch of hypocritical pussies you Farkers are.
 
2013-04-12 01:15:27 PM  
No, it is not. Erbert did plenty of horrible writing in his life. I still wonder how the writer of the catastrophe "beyond the valley of the dolls" has the right to critique any one else.
 
2013-04-12 04:03:51 PM  
Why the fark not? I can believe that not everyone thought he was an annoying lump of crap like me, but why the reverent tone for a guy who reviewed movies for a living?
 
2013-04-12 04:07:02 PM  
Oh, wait, my bad. He got cancer and didn't curl up and die immediately so he's a courageous hero. Sorry.
 
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