Thursday, May 15, 2008
Tony Kornheiser is really starting to depress me as of late. He was on 790 The Ticket with Dan Le Batard yesterday and said the above quote in a talk about his buyout and the state of print media....
I'll try to ignore the fact that Kornheiser conveniently waited until HIS retirement to say that the medium is dead and just focus on his words. While I don't entirely understand the attachment to ink and paper, it's still sad to hear someone lose something they love so much. If you add to these statements Le Batard's words over at TBL it makes it even more depressing.
As someone who worked for newspapers in every capacity from writer to paper boy I obviously have some attachment to the industry, but I see it differently. Newspapers aren't dead, they're just different. There's nothing wrong with change and to deny it is just counter-productive. The fact that Kornheiser thinks of himself as useless now is just weird to me.
Tony Kornheiser joins Dan to discuss why he is leaving the newspaper industry (790 The Ticket)
Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:49 PM