Beefymcfc wrote: PeterParker wrote:
These are paid UK based football journalists. Sorry, but this is beyond poor.
What are the weekly/monthly salaries for journo's there?
Read somewhere that working in the press has become one of the worst pay out there. For example here, a journo at a major sport publication gets around 400-500 euros per month. Semi new-entry. So, of course, there are rumours they get some from aside to write in favour of clubs and players.
Also, the rooster is really poor, so the quality of the debates and columns are really shit.
So, might that be the case also in UK?
In order to get biased and favorable media, you also need to have journo's in you back pocket.
It was mentioned earlier in the season that some journalists are actually paid to write and regurgitate negative stories and it was quickly established that certain personnel and outlets were being employed to do just that. It only becomes clear once the evidence is pointed out, until then it’s easy to point at people who have seen it and accuse them of Tin-Foil Hat status.
I read an article in the barbers many years ago, think it was GQ, which gave rise to the awareness of the media’s inclination to print ‘Fake News’. This was well before Trump coined the phrase and it showed instances dating back to Kennedy and before.
I’ve always had an issue with the media as they all have some form of agenda and try to influence proceedings, but what we don’t like to believe is that it would happen in our national sport. We want to believe that it’s all above board and that there is no real corruption in the game, otherwise the great British press would rout it out and keep us safe.
After many years of naivety and ignorance, we now are acutely aware of how the media works, and it’s not about integrity and sportsmanship, it’s about self-preservation and commercial interests.
I don't think there is a mistery to anyone out there that the journo's are paid to write in someone's favour. I think the new media actually killed journalism, because instead of proper investigation and fair reporters, the field was filled up with leaches.
Many sites live from reach and clicks, and how can they do that without writing favorable things about the rags and scouse?
For example, here, of course it is not proven, but it similar to "there is no agenda against City", the football agents use their "house reporters" to make stories about their players in order they will get the real interes (if any) to bid more because there is an "offer on the table".
Watched a local game last night with a team that is said that has a powerfull political supporter and they got a favorable decision which was really bent, and I've heard the commentator trying to convince the audience it was fair. How many times did we hear that with us?
So, I think if we want good press, we need to buy cunts, but do we really want to do that?
Fuck the media. With all of their adversity, we still are the best English club of the decade.