Monday, February 13, 2006


Reporter. Jackass.

You know, I understand that sweeping generalizations aren't a rare thing to find in the newspaper, and I also understand that the temptation to anthropomorphize a country is at its most irresistible during the Olympics.

But JEEEEEEZZZZ: if you're going to headline an article, "Canada worried Gretzky story will dominate Olympics", shouldn't you at least quote or refer to one Canadian who believes that? If you count other reporters, and ignore the literally dozens of Canadian athletes who are on record saying that it won't be a distraction, it can be done!


It reads like an opinion piece. It's a wire story picked up by, so who knows how it came over and why it was packaged this way.

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