Tuesday, February 27, 2007
"Catfights" on the sports pages
Recent musing on the sports pages about the relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter has prompted Newsday's John Jeansonne to compare modern sports coverage to supermarket tabloid fare -- "straight out of the Hilton-Spears playbook." Although such coverage isn't new, pressure from bloggers and other fans-turned-journalists increased demand for sports journalists to cover sports celebrity controversies. If they don't, someone else will - and the news hole has unlimited room for such tabloid fare.