MurrayChass.comMurray Chass took the opportunity of Jorge Posada's recent troubles with the Yankees to discuss his own problems with the New York Times. It's a rare peak inside a newspaper that has kept its internal troubles largely out of the public eye while it, like all other newspapers, s ... More >>
Though it was related to page 70 in this morning's Daily News, Wednesday's decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is going to have a huge impact on future reporting of performance enhancing drugs. Essentially the 9-2 vote means that the federal agents who sei ... More >>
Since Selena Roberts's February 7 Sports Illustrated story broke the news that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, we've maintained that there's no mystery as to how and why these names are being revealed: the federal agents who seized the 2003 test samples and the results ... More >>
Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a
piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how
to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York
Times Book Review section.
The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>
Selena Roberts's credibility is dropping faster than attendance at Yankee Stadium. According to a report by the Sporting News, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, is being panned all over the place and "isn't exactly flying off the shelves." Since you can't access my May 8 rev ... More >>
No wonder the New York Times wants to destroy the Boston Globe - it's the only paper on the East Coast that dares to print something good about Alex Rodriguez! Friday's Daily News came up with yet another shocking revelation from Selena Roberts's new book, namely that that Rodriguez "was an insecure ... More >>
If you were planning on dropping 50 cents to pick up Thursday's Daily News because of the headline - "A-Rod Book Bombshell" - let us save you the change. The first of two front page revelations, supposedly taken from Selena Roberts's upcoming Rodriguez biography, that "Slugger may [Emphasis ou ... More >>
The Congo War: a report by Al Jazeera from this past November.
The deadliest war since World War II — the slaughter in the Congo — drags on and on amid relatively little notice.
Arabs and Jews are still killing each other, and Israel's about to elect an even harder-line government.
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On the day when the Senate votes on a stimulus package to attempt to remedy the most serious financial crisis in U.S. history, the New York press got their priorities right: the lead stories are all about whether a baseball player took drugs six years ago, before they were banned by his sport. Not a ... More >>
So Alex Rodriguez finally confessed to having used steroids. What a shocker. He had no choice, because he had so clearly lied previously when he absolutely denied using the muscle-enhancing drugs. But, then, they say that steroids can shrink your balls, so his previous lack of courage is really no ... More >>