About a dozen years ago, I called Larry Munson’s talk show, masquerading as "Roy from Midtown." Bobby Bubbles and I spent (spend) a lot of time mocking the fans of our alma mater, and on this day I decided to take it public, complaining to Larry on air about the "biasness" of coverage against the Bulldogs.
Such whining is common from most Georgia fans, particularly in reference to the fishwrapper based in the godless ATL. Of course, that disdain for our state’s capital has plenty to do with the fact Atlanta is home to a majority minority population. Oh yeah, and lots of fags live there, too.
Unfortunately, so does Sonny Perdue.
Who woulda thought our governor would one day follow Roy from Midtown’s lead? Apparently the "Sonny Do" list includes writing an irrational letter to the editor of the local daily (along with visiting Jerry Falwell’s church in Virginia). I guess this means we’re Alabama now —
I finally figured out why your readers no longer have confidence in your opinion.
Sunday’s sports page headline ("Dogs get put in their place," referring to Georgia’s 51-33 loss to Tennessee, College Football, Oct. 8) is an indication of the way The Atlanta Journal-Constitution views Georgia. From the front page to the business page and now to the sports page, it is as if the AJC gleefully awaits lousy news about all things Georgia and pounces with their poison pens whenever bad things happen to the good people of our state.
Other cities celebrate the successes and mourn the losses of local businesses, individuals and sports teams. The AJC takes the opposite position and — instead of boosterism — criticizes, investigates and ridicules all things Georgia.
The AJC, not UGA, is the real loser. In its mean-spirited delight over misfortunes, it has squandered the precious First Amendment right to influence and thus be considered a trustworthy source of objectivity. No wonder more and more people are tuning you out and turning you off.
Sonny’s preferred headline: Dawg-gonnit! Valiant Bulldogs lose to inferior team from Tennessee
Hey, dumbass, shouldn’t you be more worried about the low graduation rates of UGA athletes? Or maybe you should try governing for a change. And how ’bout actually reading the paper you criticize — AJC columnist Mark Bradley has his tongue so far up UGA Coach Mark "Preacher" Richt’s sphincter he might as well have it surgically attached.
Obviously, Sonny has no idea how the press works (or doesn’t care). We ain’t your publicity organ. The GOV is lucky he lives in a state with only one major newspaper, one that doesn’t have a sterling reputation for investigative journalism. Fortunately, that’s starting to change — maybe Sonny’s getting nervous.
Regrettably, AJC editor Julia Wallace chose to capitulate to the numbskullery of our governor, effectively apologizing for fair coverage:
"Georgia can’t win every game, and we can’t get every headline just right," said Journal-Constitution Editor Julia Wallace. "Fortunately, our avid readers, including the governor, help keep us straight."
Way to pander to a panderer, Julia.
I’m embarrassed for us all.