Monday, July 14, 2008

William Rhoden Left Centre Court to See "Hancock"

1st\NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix

New York Times writer William Rhoden ... saw the first two sets of Nadal/Federer and then, amazingly, decided that Rafael Nadal's victory was inevitable, so he decided to go to the movies with his wife instead.

From his piece: Who thought that in a stretch of 24 hours, Venus Williams’s great accomplishment — a fifth women’s singles championship — would be dwarfed by a tennis marathon? Who thought? Not us. So we watched as Nadal took a commanding two-set lead, concluded that this was Nadal’s day and decided to take in a movie, “Hancock.”

The livid e-mails poured in yesterday. One in particular, from a popular author who chooses to remain nameless, was especially angry.

Here's a snippet: This should not be used as evidence that bloggers are righteous or smart or anything. But it is an example of a columnist at the most prestigious newspaper in the country who is either burned out on his job, or just negligent, or simply has been doing the same thing for too long to give a rat's ass. --

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