September 10, 2009
Mark Whicker Dugard Column: Worst Idea Ever
A column by sports writer Mark Whicker, about all the sports events Jaycee Dugard missed while in captivity, is being hailed today as the worst column ever written, and had people everywheree wondering "what the heck was Mark Whicker thinking?"
The piece shows a bizarre disregard for the horror of Dugard's captivity and abuse, irreverently lamenting that Dugard missed so many great sports stories while she was busy being helpd captive and psychologically and physically abused.. Whicker than listed some of the best sports news she was distracted from by the years of inhumane treatment.
Whicker has now put out an apology, or a partial apology, for his column, but as shown in the Jezebel article below his private emails to readers suggest he doesn't relaly know what he did wrong. So much for the story that print writers are more professional than bloggers!
Posted at September 10, 2009 1:20 PM
Ok, who wrote the article posted above? Obviously no one bothered to proofread. If you are going to publish news, proofread it first, just a suggestion.
Posted by: ritz at September 10, 2009 4:40 PM
Saw nothing wrong with the article. Just a point of view.
Posted by: Oh Geez at September 10, 2009 6:48 PM
Give me a break! Haven't you ever heard of spell check? (Use context check too while you're at it.)
Posted by: Illiterate at September 11, 2009 12:16 AM
I don’t care about the spell check and as long as you manage to commutate a thought your still commutating so those people need to just get over it.
Bottom line is the article didn’t state anything wrong so why should you apologize
Posted by: Anonymous at September 11, 2009 1:09 AM
Relaly, new word recommended addition to the dictionary. adj. Person come to the planet of the yellow sun in a rocket, now pretending to be a "writer"
Posted by: Wade at September 11, 2009 2:17 AM
To Mr. Whicker--I am outraged that you would think your comments were blown out of proportion.
Posted by: cb at September 11, 2009 5:22 AM
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