Thursday, January 27, 2005

Tony Kornheiser is an Asshole

In response to the hatchet job of journalism that Kornheiser has written about Jacksonville Florida let me say a few things.

First off... you write for the Washington Post. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Washington DC the murder capital of the world? Isn't it's per capita murder rate SIX times the national average? How about some of the other glorious areas you listed, Detroit, New Orleans, and Miami. We'll let's see, In a study of the least and most dangerous metropolitan areas, Detroit, New Orleans, and Miami ranked 1st, 5th and 6th respectively. Sounds like great places to visit... if you don't value your life.

The funniest thing about his column is that he's never actually been to Jacksonville. He relies on the anectdotes of some guy named stat boy. And stat boy says it smells in Jacksonville. I'm sure if we toured stat boy and Kornheiser around the 3M and General Mills plants in lovely Minneapolis it would smell like roses. But hey... apparently that is the appeal of Minneapolis. Along with sub-zero weather and four feet of snow this time of year.

So what is it that Kornheiser likes so much about Miami? I live there and I can tell you first hand what an absolute shit hole it is. Sure South Beach is amazing. It's so titillating to catch a glimpse of some overweight European's boobs. Well, at least they have amazing five star restaurants on the beach... that serve cafeteria food and stick an unmarked twenty percent gratuity on your bill. Because see... South Beach is inundated by tourists. Most restaurants know they will either never notice, or by the time they do, they'll be long gone. Back to the murder capital of the world to write about what a wonderful experience they had at the Super Bowl.

The differences between Jacksonville and Miami are endless, but I'll sum them up by saying that Miami is ALL style and Jacksonville is ALL substance. Miami appeals to the type of person that would go out and spend their entire paycheck on a Louis Vuitton pursette, while wearing their Von Dutch gear and driving their leased 3-series BMW back to their rented 600 square foot apartment. No thanks.

So to sum up this post, I'll say that if I were Kornheiser, I would actually visit a place before you write about it. However, I didn't go the Jayson Blair school of journalism.

2 Comments:

At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your absolutley right!
Its the Eye of the Tiger its the thrill of the Fight!
Rising up to the challenge of our rivals,
And the last known surviver stalks his prey in the night
And hes watchin us all with the eye... of the tiger!

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Ricardo Grande said...

Dude, I agree with you 100%. It IS the eye of the tiger that's the thrill of the fight.

 

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