Little Nathan wrote:Ja Morant received 99 out of 100 votes for Rookie of the Year. The other vote was Joe Cowley's.
I don't care if he's right about KC, Cowley is a clueless idiot who shouldn't be allowed to be in the position he's in. Him complaining about others is straight up hilarious stuff.
Ice Man wrote:Sadly, Cowley is right about KC, and Little Nathan is right about Cowley. Ah well, there are some very good basketball writers at the national level.
TheStig wrote:They're puppets. I don't read any trib articles. They're KC puff pieces behind some stupid paywall. There was a time when I was growing up that it used to be a highlight to read. But now KC and the rest love the org as it all falls apart for their access and Sam Smith (who wrote cutting books) is employed by them.
kodo wrote:I always found it bizarre to complain about KC parroting the FO's stance, because he was reporting what the FO said. When did reporting become more about spouting opinion than just delivering information?
KC was closer to true reporting than what Cowley and most sportswriters like SAS and Bayless do. KC's routine at the Trib was pretty simple, he asked Foreman or Paxson directly about X, and reported what they said. It's up to the reader to understand the source here is going to be the org itself.
ATRAIN53 wrote:I mean they are. KC Johnson is puppet master numero uno. He never writes anything controversial to upset his bosses. He;'s now on the TV side so even more org friendly. He's a tool.
But that is not the complaint about KC, or what KC did. Look at the initial tweet. That was, as you write, "spouting opinion," rather than delivering information. KC's tweet was an underhanded slap at Butler as being inadequate to lead a good team, in the guise of being an observed fact.
the ultimates wrote:If KC and the tribune are puppets of the Bulls does that make Cowley Jimmy's puppet? Some of you may not remember but Cowley covered the Whitesox part of the way through Ozzie Guillen's tenor as manager. When Ozzie was saying absolutely idiotic things and taking shots at his boss Kenny Williams publicly who was there to defend it? Good old Joe, he wrote column after column making Ozzie the martyred and aggrieved party. So Joe pot meet kettle.
So basically every reply in this thread is discussing the Cowley tweets as though they are referencing KC Johnson, when in fact they are referencing David Haugh, as noted by Homo in the first post.
Cowley may hold this view about KC as well, but he was slamming Haugh for publishing a column saying trading Jimmy was the right move. And that makes sense because Haugh is a columnist and not a reporter, so he'd be more likely than KC to declare a trade the right thing to do. I doubt KC would have weighed in with a judgment like that in the immediate aftermath of the Butler trade.
Notably, neither guy still writes for the Trib, which is increasingly an empty shell of a newspaper.