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Another John Mendels(s)ohn article

Postby Henry Chinaski » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:55 pm

I just finished his article "Americn Idol and beyond" and could not believe that he was able to actually have this published:

"Sent to Dodge Correctional for intake,Rafeal had a room to himself until he turned 18. Thought small and slight, he wasn't raped even after entering the general prison population".

Wow. That's some hard hitting journalism there!!

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Postby Shipley » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:28 pm

he uses the phrase "Madison's Brightest Music Hope" twice in early in the article, which when read in print, appear on the same line jumping from column to column.

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Postby fisticuffs » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:36 pm

Another example of Madison, The Isthmus, and PD's policy of sheltering vagrants from Chicago resulting in a crime against musical journalism.

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Postby blunt » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:57 pm

American Idol and prison rape?
I would have written that article for free.
Would that help, Kenneth?
Writing bad articles and not getting paid?
I'm your guy.

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Postby tanf-diva » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:30 pm

Seriously the worst article I have ever read.

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Sob!

Postby El Jakkal » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:30 pm

Absolutley the biggest load of hogwash I have ever seen. I do not know who is the biggest loser. The two useless subjects, or the idiot that wrote this.

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Postby sitnspin » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:51 pm

tanf-diva wrote:Seriously the worst article I have ever read.

I disagree. The worst article award for the week goes to Sally Franson with this garbage:
www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=23303
Nauseating.

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Postby spanky » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:03 pm

sitnspin wrote:
tanf-diva wrote:Seriously the worst article I have ever read.

I disagree. The worst article award for the week goes to Sally Franson with this garbage:
www.thedailypage.com/isthmus/article.php?article=23303
Nauseating.


Yeah, that was definitely horrible, but she did have one thing right: the music at Alchemy IS too damn loud too damn early!

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Postby juanton » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:26 pm

The Isthmus pieces I've seen by S. Franson have all been crap. I hate how she always positions herself as the cooler/better/whateverer specimen in the articles.

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Postby jjoyce » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:40 pm

Sally definitely writes from a personal perspective and with a lot of transparency with regard to her personal preferences, but I don't read it as her being superior or anything like that. I find a lot of her writing to be pretty self deprecating.

I guess I think the nature of the Nightlife beat requires someone who has strong ideas and opinions about things.

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Postby O.J. » Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:58 pm

jjoyce wrote:
I guess I think the nature of the Nightlife beat requires someone who has strong ideas and opinions about things.


Are you sure about that?

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Postby jjoyce » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:01 pm

Why... do you think a feature like that should be written by a sober, unbiased reporter?

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Postby swoon_queen » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:12 pm

jjoyce wrote:Why... do you think a feature like that should be written by a sober, unbiased reporter?


Actually, I think you might be on to something there, as I quite enjoyed Kenneth Burns' teetotaling bar crawl report a few months back, especially in comparison to Ms. Franson's handful of articles.

I don't want to discount anyone's creativity and/or writing, but I have to agree that there seems to be a bit of a holier-than-thou vibe evoked through her writing-- maybe I am just letting her overtly negative opinions of local bands and nightlife get to me a little too much.

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Postby O.J. » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:15 pm

Sorry, Jason, I was just being a wiseass, taking a crack at "I guess I think"


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