Sports reporter to undergo sex change

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Mr. X, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/printedition/la-sp-oldmike26apr26,1,6474659,full.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-sports
     
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Damn. Good for her.
     
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    This just got thrown on the random thoughts thread.
     
  4. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    Whatever. I don't care one way or another. But why did she have to dread writing this story for so long? Why would it enter her mind we gave a damn? Just another example of a writer thinking a personal story is so important the readers MUST know.

    My wife had a miscarriage last year. How dare my editor not let me write about that ...
     
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    You're a world-class asshole. That is all.
     
  6. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Penner is/was married to Lisa Dillman, another Times staffer. No mention in the story about her.
     
  7. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Wow. Didn't see this coming.

    I noticed that too, SoCalDude. Interesting to see/hear what comes out of that variable to the equation.

    As a wordsmith and turner of phrase, Penner is one of the best on that staff, although I could really do without his/her lecturing me about why soccer is the greatest sport and if I don't think it is, than I'm one notch above plankton on the evolutionary scale.

    Glad to see that Penner is finally finding inner peace, however.
     
  8. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Took me a second to remember that tidbit about Lisa Dillman . . . . . .

    Penner is a very good writer, a dude who really embraced soccer after being part of the 1994 coverage. And a good guy. He should do what he feelss best for himself and for his own psyche.

    Good for him, and good luck to him.
     
  9. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    If I don't give a fuck about a transvestite sportswriter who writes under his byline, what makes you think I give a fuck what you think anonymously?

    Your opinion means less to me than Penner's self-important column. If he wants to unburden himself, the sports pages of the LA Times isn't the place to do it.
     
  10. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Apparently, the LA Times editors thought otherwise.
     
  11. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    I have nothing against the guy's personal beliefs or decisions. Sorry if I don't think this has a place in sports. If the features section wanted to do a story on him, fine. But a first-person spiritual catharsis? Not appropriate in the sports section.
     
  12. blondebomber

    blondebomber Member

    No, not "apparently." The editors clearly thought otherwise.
     

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