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April 12, 2008

The pip-squeak of media

Everybody knows you can comment on my blog posts.

But did you also know you can comment on my stories?

Reason I bring this up is, I received a particularly vicious comment on yesterday's nightlife column, and wanted to share it with you all.

First, the setup:

I had called Shiner Bock "possibly the best thing to come out of Texas."

Then a commenter who I guess missed the sarcasm wrote:

"If you think Shiner Bock is a good beer, then you suck, Sam. Why is the Sun even paying you for this babble while laying off real journalists? Go open a club or start a fanzine or anything but this. Large and Kasper make you look like a pip-squeak of media."

How hilarious is that?

The pip-squeak of media! I love it! 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:32 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Random stuff



so Sam Sessa...

Slogan Master
Sun Archive Researcher
Mad Scientist
Media Pip-Squeak

and these are all just within the last who knows what next week will bring

Here is a short list of things I see on, repeatedly and without fail:

1) Uber geniuses from across the nation weigh in on hard-hitting issues with their cutting wit and guile, usually a very clever play on the governor's name (O'LIAR O'MALARKEY HEHEHEHE)




5)Who wrote this, Olesker???? hehehehheheheheh

I could probably go on doing this for the entire afternoon but like I said it's a short list. For me it's really much better to never, ever read the comments section.

And David Simon kind of said it best regarding the current state of new media:

“I will now write you a scene: Interior, garden apartment anywhere. A white male, mid-30s, sits at a laptop computer in his underwear, linking to a Baltimore Sun story. He then scratches his [groin] until satisfied and continues to type commentary about that story onto his blog. Cut to drug corner, and on to the next scene.”

(surely there are exceptions to this, but I have seen very, very few)

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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