Friday, July 18, 2008

Mike Lupica and Tony Kornheiser: Two of a kind?

Mike Lupica can't get past security at the All-Star Game and Tony Kornheiser can't get a stinkin' decent meal. Kornheiser, who wanted shellfish and wanted it now, supposedly said: "I want what I want when I want it." He also admitted to being too famous to be eating at this particular restaurant. Do you know who these guys are, people. Come on.
  • WHAT APPEARS TO BE A CORRECTION: Ryan Cormier of the The News Journal of Wilmington has backed off his story about Kornheiser. Cormier now says it may have been Kornheiser's wife who said he may be too famous for this place. She meant that he might get too much attention from customers. Cormier also says: "I no longer have any confidence that he said, 'I want what I want when I want it.' Maybe the people who saw this exchange were Kornheiser haters, who knows." Cormier ends his clarification/correction with: "Either way, I wasn't there so I can't help clear these muddy waters. And since I actually enjoy Kornheiser's work, I think we should give him the benefit of the doubt and not assume he was being a crabby jackass on his 60th birthday."
  • 4 comments:

    rstiles said...

    I like Kornheiser, but sometimes he could be a jerk...for instance, he passionately HATES Ann Curry from NBC...but is totally in LOVE with Rosie O'Donnell...

    Sometimes Mr. Tony is a little fucked up...

    David said...

    Bloggers seem to be running with this story but fail to mention the follow up retraction of the original posting. It gives bloggers a bad name. http://deadspin.com/5025731/kornhesier-crabgate-the-next-day-shocking-new-details-emerge

    lineofscrimmage said...

    David, you have posted your note and I have posted Ryan Cormier's correction/clarication. As for bloggers, let it be known that it was the mainstream media that first reported this. Cormier works for News Journal newspaper in Wilmington, Delaware. Do not try to blame this on bloggers. TV news never post corrections/clarications. Newspapers take their time -- posting them days, if not weeks, later, if they even correct their mistakes. Where is your outrage with the mainstream media?

    David said...

    Ryan Cormier posted a correction on July 15, three days before your post. I like blogs and bloggers, but bloggers AND the MSM should be held accountable when they are being sloppy, especially when the sloppiness trashes a person's reputation.

    This case is a perfect example. It was a blog site that questioned the validity of the story, called its own contacts, and then contacted Mr. Cormier with its own investigative results that repudiated Mr. Cormier's story. Bloggers can seek the truth or they can post whatever they feel like posting. The good ones seek the truth. Unfortunately, the majority of bloggers who went with this story were not as admirable in the pursuit of truth as Deadspin.

    Like it or not bloggers have a reputation for being careless with the news they report. The only way to overcome this reputation is through careful attention to detail. A minimum amount of research on your part would have spotted the correction to the story before you posted it. For the sake of bloggers everywhere help protect the bloggers' image by being more careful.

    If you don't think TV news is held accountable recall what happened to Dan Rather when he got sloppy.