Sunday, August 5, 2007

SF Chronicle is full of lies and biased journalism

The San Francisco Chronicle and its writers have been deceiving their readers for a long time. It is time someone reports on this. A lot of readers have been writing to me and telling me how much they appreciate this website and how it was great to have a new voice in journalism and in the media. They are sick and tired of overweight old men who have no athletic bone in their body write about sports. Some readers here have said that the Chronicle is racist also but that is a matter for another time and place. Last week there was a article stating that tickets were sold out for the Marlins games and that tickets were going for over $500. I went to the Giants website and saw tickets for $10. Do not trust this kind of unethical journalism.

What I don't like about the writers in the Chronicle is how they always trash Barry Bonds. Bruce Jenkins is one of their columnists and if he got a penny for every time he insulted Bonds, he would be a billionaire. He continues to bash Bonds and tells the readers how the fans in San Francisco hate Barry and wish he was not on the team this year. Where are these fans you are talking about? When I go to the ballpark, all I see are over 43,000 adoring fans chanting his name and giving him a standing ovation. Maybe you are only one sitting down and booing Brucie. I have actual video footage on my site of the fans going wild for Barry's at bats. The only excuse I have for Mr.Jenkins is that maybe he is too busy at the buffet line in the press box to notice anything else going during the game.

Let's not forget about Gwen Knapp. I get the most hate mail about her. Here is one paragraph she wrote last night on the Chronicle website.

"The rest of Bonds' family -- wife Liz and daughters Aisha and Shikari, sat behind home plate, and he tried to offer kisses through the protective netting. Then he went to the dugout and walked straight to the far corner, where Sue Burns, widow of the team's longtime majority shareholder Harmon Burns, leaned in from a box seat and embraced Bonds."

Sorry Ms.Knapp but Shikari was not in the country yesterday night so how could she be behind home plate? Her constant lies and incorrect facts make Giants fans angry. I even had one fan at the game tell me that he cancelled his newspaper subscription because of what he called "racist and biased journalism." The fan, by the way, now subscribes to the San Jose Mercury News. To cover up Knapp's mistake about Bonds' daughter being at the game, Knapp cleverly rewrote her column later in the evening as I woke up to a new paragraph from her.

"His home-run trot brought him face-to-face with his son, Nikolai, who waited at the plate with his father's bat in hand. Bonds threw his arms around the lanky teenager, then lifted him off the ground, carrying him for several seconds in a one-armed hug as powerful as the swing that set up their celebration. Bonds' teammates waited in a line to congratulate him."

There was nothing about Shakiri in that paragraph as she changed it after I posted and complained about it on a popular Giants internet forum last night. San Francisco readers and Giants fans deserve better than having to read about how much of a jerk Barry Bonds is every single day.


5 comments:

Spit said...

The Chronicle is no longer a viable newspaper in the Bay Area... They continually lie and twist the truth in order to sell their rag in a market of declining subscriptions and loss of revenue..

Spit

mtp said...

The Merc isn't much better...that one chick is always bashing bonds...forgot her name Ann Killion...

Anonymous said...

fuck gwen knapp and ann killion

Anonymous said...

Jenkins is truly disturbed. The Chronicle is a horrible source for unbiased news. It is one sided and twists the truth for its own benefit. The best thing the Chronicle is for is for wiping your ass after nature calls. I will stick to the SF Examiner!

Julio and the Homers said...

Hey the Barry Bonds fans are retarded lemmings who like excrement and noise and $9.00 beers!! Why else would they go and cheer this dishonest hero?? Giants fans just been boinked over and over at the snack bar, down with overpriced brewskis and over paid primadonnas, and up with the "People's Liberation Dome"!@#$!! We want more homers and if need be corked bats and juiced players( under strict medical supervision of course...)then let it be so, just tell the truth, and go for it!! Viva the Ultimate Baseball League!! Julio and the Homers are hangin' at myspace...