Globe publishes pure spin from NBA Players Association director Michele Roberts

Globe publishes pure spin from NBA Players Association director Michele Roberts

The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn interviewed NBA Players’ Association executive director Michele Roberts and got nothing but spin. So he published it. Look, I feel for sports reporters. There is so much fan appetite, so much space to fill, and so little content. But everyone knows negotiators want to negotiate, are willing to compromise, and say…

The fluff in the WSJ article about the Pao sex-discrimination suit

The fluff in the WSJ article about the Pao sex-discrimination suit

Today I’ll dismantle the Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the Ellen Pao-Kleiner sex-discrimination suit. I don’t analyze facts, I analyze writing. You may think the lawsuit is bullshit or the verdict is bullshit, but that’s not my concern. What I will show you is that this article, like much of the news in mainstream publications, is padded…