Tony Kornheiser

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Flood, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Flood

    Flood New Member

    Is he still a columnist at the Washington Post? His last column was Oct. 5, and that was just a MNF diary. Just wondering if anyone knows what his situation is, or what his role is now at the Post. Is he simply holding that job hostage, or will he return anytime soon? Just curious if this was ever explained. Thanks.
     
  2. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    As he says on his radio show, "These fingers don't type anymore."
     
  3. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    I know he does the "Tony Kornheiser Show" on Washington Post radio..It's also available on Itunes is the only reason I knew he was still doing his radio show.
    It's not really sports at all..Sometimes, but a good 2 hours of the show is non-sports..
    Good stuff on there now and then
     
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    His show really does stink now. He buys his own hype unfortunately. And they'll still transcribe a rant or rave on occassion and put it on the top of page 2 in the paper. Sometimes it's just a monologue they record and type in, sometimes it's a quick conversation between him and Wilbon. The most you ever see of him is in the ad for his show they put in the paper, and of course his show is wrapping up in three weeks and he'll be done until after football.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I guess a $500K salary doesn't buy what it used to... ;D
     
  6. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    I'm not a big fan of Tony the TV personality.
    But, when Tony did sit down to write and he was passionate about the subject, you would be hard pressed to find someone better. It's a shame, really.
     
  7. ChrisYandek

    ChrisYandek New Member

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/podcastfront.htm#tony
     
  8. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    It's a tough business, even for guys who make it look easy. Can't blame the guy for realizing he can make a fat living without the grind of a column ... and then doing it.
     
  9. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

    I like his radio show (which I listen to as a podcast) specifically because most of it isn't about sports.

    But, he's not a columnist anymore (no matter what the Post says). He's a personality. I can't really criticize someone who isn't a columnist for not writing a column.
     
  10. Flood

    Flood New Member

    He's still listed on the Post's Web site as a columnist.
     
  11. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Is this an example of the Peter Principle? The guy's such a great columnist that he moves on to bigger things, at which he isn't nearly as good.
     
  12. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    Says you. The guy is making a ton of money and his shows bring in huge ratings. Someone must like him (oh wait, millions of morons watch American Idol too, so it doesn't matter that he gets good ratings, in fact it's a bad thing that he gets good rating. I think that's the logic used around here to discredit anyone who gets good ratings). Seriously though I think he's a great television personality. I'm not crazy about him on MNF, but I also don't set my week around watching that game anyways so it doesn't really bother me that much. I've never listened to him on the radio, but on PTI he's fantastic. That show is so much better than the infinite copycats that have sprouted up as result of PTI's success.
     

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