Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Nail in the Coffin

Following the public relations disaster of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War, it was clear that not only was the U.S. not winning the "hearts and minds" of the South Vietnamese, but it was losing the hearts and minds of the American people as well. In his famous broadcast from February 27th, 1968, Walter Cronkite, the trusted voice of news anchor neutrality, gave his personal opinion that the war was, at best, a stalemate. In response to this historic broadcast, then-President LBJ said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America."

Obviously no parallel to our current success in Iraq

We of the BearMeat Editorial Board love and respect fellow Baylor sports blogger (albiet for the mainstream media WacoTrib) Jerry Hill of the Bear Blog. Jerry's reporting is always top-notch, professional and thorough. Since Jerry covers the college sports beat in a medium-sized city with one major Division 1 program, it is a difficult balance to strike between getting close to your sources and keeping your journalistic integrity in tact. Jerry has refrained from overt criticism of Baylor coaches when journalists at larger papers in larger cities would have gone for the jugular - this is one of the limitations of his work and we don't fault him for it. After Saturday's loss to Texas Tech, however, Mr. Hill has given up on GuyMo. His Bear Blog has turned on this awful season and Guy Morriss' 5-year tenure as head coach of The B. (Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2) Therefore, we say, that if Guy Morriss has lost Jerry Hill, he has lost Baylor.

"Do not ask for whom the bell tolls . . . "


  • Football, phooey! It's BU women's basketball season.

    Admiral Mulk led the Sailor Baylor Lady Bears last night against the USA National Team and lost...but with dignity.

    By Anonymous Scamp, at 5:52 PM  

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