Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Decision

Everyone's justifiably sick of talking about Lebron's idiotic television spectacle by now but the ESPN Ombudsman offers an interesting take. It's nice to read a thoughtful and original perspective that's not an emotional diatribe against contemporary sport, Lebron James, and where we went wrong as a society. There are many ways that we can read the news and watch television, either as a lazy, passive consumer of infotainment or as an active, intellectually curious citizen of the world. It's easy to see this dichotomy play out with regard to mainstream media, but this article reminds us that the foundational tenets of journalism operate in the realm of sports and entertainment as well (or at least they should).

Thanks to Brad for sending me the article (this post is just my email response to him).

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