|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
What on earth motivated this person to submit this drivel?! "What shall I do today? Oh, I'll let hundreds of thousands of people know that I like Mia Hamm. And titties."
SI's decay is horrible, but it does make me less pessimistic about media concentration. Gregg Easterbrook was fired from ESPN, which is owned by Disney, which also owns Miramax, which released Kill Bill, the movie he pilloried. Lawrence Lessig opined:
Yes, it's a problem for me, the TMQ fan, when Easterbrook is canned from ESPN. But it's a bigger problem for ESPN. Easterbrook is a funny and engaging writer with a unique style; someone is sure to pick him up. My disgust with the Easterbrook affair is such that I refuse to watch ESPN, or visit their web site. Similarly, SI's degeneration into generic goo is more their problem then mine. There's plenty of smart sports writing in the world. (I wonder if people subscribe to SI solely for the swimsuit edition. Hey guys: Did you hear that there is porn on the internet?)