Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Selective editing

Al Strachan's latest column ran in the Toronto Sun on Tuesday and in the Edmonton Sun on Wednesday, but with one key difference — the following bit of text was removed in the second instance:
You can always count on the notoriously subservient Edmonton media to paint Pronger as despicable.

But that's what happens to everyone who turns his back on the Oilers.
Ah, convergence — it's a tricky thing.

Credit to Tyler at mc79hockey for picking up on it.


At 6:50 p.m., June 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strachan has no clue about Edmonton, but continues to pontificate. Even when he got "Pronger out of Edmonton" angle right, he got the rest of the story wrong. Details, details I guess.

As per usual, Strachan's wrong this time too. There's absolutely no rush to trade Pronger before the deadline. May as well find out what UFAs Edmonton can sign before dealing away Brutus. That way KLowe knows what the Oil need in return for Pronger.

I'm curious to see what piece of Edmonton Toronto media will poke at tomorrow. Before the playoffs, but after they qualified, Strachan claimed Lowe and MacT should be fired. Within days of the reaching game 7, Strachan says the Oilers want to dispose of Pronger's contract. This week they're slamming the Oilers for not re-upping MacT mid-season. Today's target is the media in Edmonton. Wow. I realize the Cup hasn't visited TO (outside the HHoF) in quite some time, but this is crazy. Try to get some therapy for the envy boys...

- Rod

At 6:58 p.m., June 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strach's a retard... And I'm from Toronto... And I love the Leafs... But it doesn't change the fact that he's still a retard...

At 7:25 p.m., June 28, 2006, Blogger Avi Schaumberg said...

This reminds me of a steroids-in-sport story that ran during the season, picked up from the AP.

The wire version included a run-down of rules in each major league sport in a handy box feature, and a high-level description of the rules and past problems in each league.

In the U.S. papers, and the nationals in Canada, the whole item ran.

The story ran in the Edmonton Journal too, but with one change: references to steroids in the NHL were deleted, and the box summarizing each league's rules ran -- but with no entry for hockey.

Strachan's wrong about a lot of things, but right about this one.

At 8:01 p.m., June 28, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. An example of a story edited down. That proves for sure that Edmonton media are lap dogs... Get real.

Granted, the station with the Oil radio rights tends to say nothing negative about the team. Ever. But last I checked, the only "sports radio" station in Edmonton is a completely different spot on the dial. Then there's the papers. They say nothing negative about the team?

Back to lap dogs, when was the last time Strachan said something negative about a player? To him, it's *always* the owners fault, and players are completely blameless. Guess he knows something about subservience...

>>Strachan's wrong about a lot of things, but right about this one.<<
Right about what? That *all* Edmonton media usually do the team's bidding? Whatever. That the only reason to be upset at Pronger is that they follow orders from the team? Ridiculous. Strachan likes taking shots at Edmonton. Period.

- Rod


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