Originally Posted by Paul
Skip Bayless is everything that is wrong with Sports Journalism. I don't even want to call him a journalist, more like some kind of sports plague.
I would say journalism in general. Poor use of facts to generate idiotic (controversial) opinions to suit the positions he wishes to advocate.
Ever read the New York Times? Basically Advocacy Journalism.
Not that the Earth is getting warmer because it routinely undergoes these changes but Humans are destroying the environment. Not that Government routiney fails in delivering its programs and is filled with corruption and incompetance but that the Private Sector is greedy. Not that the Troop surge has improved things in Iraq but that the War is lost so bring the troops home .... and so frth and so on.
Basically it is --- take your opinion as gospel and find facts to support it, ignore facts that disprove your point, attack the other's opinions and facts as being false, and then demonize the other advocate with ad hominem attacks.
He is playing the game which only the truly stupid buy into.