Iowa Media Rolls Over

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Mrke1, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Mrke1

    Mrke1 Well-Known Member

    As expected, not one reporter at the Iowa post game press conference questioned Fran about the Dolph situation. They got their marching orders from the university and fell in line. This just emboldens Barta and Co to continue this behavior. Hopefully we'll see someone muster the courage to stand up to this horrible administration in the future.
     
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  2. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    They were informed before the press conference that Fran wouldnt answer any questions about Dolph. Not sure what you want them to do?
     
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  3. PawkHawk1

    PawkHawk1 Well-Known Member

    That won't. Nobody wants to get their passes revoked. If GB can get rid of Dolph, it certainly wouldn't be a problem to get rid of a beat reporter.
     
  4. Mrke1

    Mrke1 Well-Known Member

    Ask the question anyway? If they're just a mouth piece for the university. What purpose do they serve. UofI can just release press statements and we can live in state controlled world like the book 1984.
     
  5. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    And never cover Iowa sports again? Great advice
     
  6. Mrke1

    Mrke1 Well-Known Member

    Yep, lets just get our fill of fluff pieces and go on with our day.
     
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  7. InGoodCo

    InGoodCo Well-Known Member

    What else would you write about tonight?
     
  8. ThunderHawk

    ThunderHawk Well-Known Member

    Ferentz might save Dolph. Ferentz likes Dolph, a lot, and Ferentz is the King Kong of the Iowa athletic department.

    I don't know how the fk Barta is still there after that 6.5 million dollar debacle (as well as other odious situations within the athletic dept. that aren't in the public consciousness.) Iowa can certainly do better. I mean we don't need a tricycle riding circus clown like Pollard, but Barta is captaining the failboat.
     
  9. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    Here's how that would go down:

    1) media member asks the question
    2) Fran stares blankly and doesn't respond
    3) U of I head of media says "next question"
    4) next media person asks question
    5) first media member gets his press passed revoked

    Congrats, you accomplished nothing AND lost your job
     
  10. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    I thought Kirk Ferentz was white?
     
  11. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    I don't know how you botch something so badly and lose millions of dollars to a lesbian couple and then suspend a guy for making a King Kong reference.
     
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  12. Mrke1

    Mrke1 Well-Known Member

    You're right. Lets just hand out a sheet with answers to predetermined questions the university came up with and they can write their articles off that. Why even have press conference.
     
  13. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    You're missing the point. We all want answers, but saying the media rolled over is rather silly.
     
  14. Mrke1

    Mrke1 Well-Known Member

    Why, is it not their job to ask the tough questions? Questions the coach might not want to have asked. Think if news organizations agreed to ask the government only the questions the government wanted them to ask. Its basically state run media. Is that really what you want out of even sports reporters?
     
  15. ThunderHawk

    ThunderHawk Well-Known Member

    I thought Kong was fictional.
     
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  16. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    There's a massive difference between the government and a college sports program.
     
  17. Mrke1

    Mrke1 Well-Known Member

    Why? Its a state university. Fran is a state employee. Whats is the massive difference?
     
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  18. ThunderHawk

    ThunderHawk Well-Known Member

    Maybe...although it is a state-funded institution.
     
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  19. The Big LeHAWKski

    The Big LeHAWKski Well-Known Member

  20. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    Fran isn't obligated to answer any of your questions. He's not an elected official.

    Look man, I get it. You want @RobHowe to throw away his career and his ability to provide for his family by asking a question he already knows ahead of time will not get answered.
     
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