Sports writers work for sports editors who work for the publisher.

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by arrellbee, Feb 3, 2008.

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  1. arrellbee

    arrellbee Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Hey folks. I think you are missing the true picture about writers like Tomase.

    Writers do NOT publish ANYTHING that is not approved by the sports editors.

    The sports editors do not publish articles that aren't what the publisher wants - or they do not keep their jobs.

    So do you think writing a letter to the editors or the publisher is really going to do any good ?

    And writing letters to Tomase probably aren't going to do a whole lot of good either. If he keeps his job, he obviously has to do it in a way to meet the approval of the editors and publisher. He doesn't work for the readers .....

  2. SaCaCh

    SaCaCh Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    #87 Jersey

    I agree, but they have their pitchforks and torches right now and there is no stopping this mob now.
  3. flasox27

    flasox27 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    #54 Jersey

    I wonder how Tomase will work as beat reporter if no one will talk to him or answer his questions especially when Walsh is proven to be liar. Maybe he will get a chance to cover high school football.
  4. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Hmmm...well if editors and publishers are seeing that many sports fans are upset by what and how they have done things and WILL NOT buy their paper...I DO think that will have an effect.
    Publishers make money by selling papers...they do not sell papers..they do NOT make money..maybe if advertisers as well boycotted the rag...There are MANY things that can be done. If an editor was nombarded by a million e-mails..I think it WOULD have an effect...Tomase? No..tarred and feathered and sent away..
  5. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

    I understand Tomase got this gig by going off on a Sox player in a small time paper and then hitting the local radio and TV circuit as a result of his controversial blow up.

    That said, I doubt the publisher or his editor woke him up early Saturday AM with a madate to pen whatever he had on the Patriots potentially filming something other than defensive signals. And if they did, and he had any stones, he coulda said that is not what they taught me at Tufts.

    Every football writer in town had this story to one extent or other since September, and none of them took the bait. This was a choice made by a guy who long ago decided that having a scoop or an angle trumped being entirely factual. Tomase saw what ESPN did and waddled on the bandwaggon. Life is all about choices. If nothing of substance come of the Matt Walsh/tape of a walk through story, Tomase is as good as dead in this market. He and the Herald may try to tap dance around that for a while, but it is what it is - as it well should be.
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