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TT 2/12: In Which the Media Sucks

Today's tidbits cover sensationalism, ACC on TV, and viral videos.

"The Persecution of Excellence": Why sensationalistic journalism is bad for women's basketball

The argument that UConn must somehow be "bad for women's basketball" because they are exceptionally good at women's basketball was so completely illogical, incoherent, and shallow that there simply wasn't any real way to begin responding. It's merely yet another example of sensationalistic journalism that plagues us in a society that "is thrown into confusion by ambiguity, nuance and self-reflection." And it's especially bad for women's sports.

Finances and media driven hysteria

Panic! Beware! First swine flu, now NHL ownership groups falling asunder! Repent! Is it end times for OK Hockey?! Or ill-timed media stories, further sensationalized by the media?

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