PGA.com writer Grant Boone a Paris Hilton hack
First of all, let me just say that I hold PGA.com writer Grant Boone in the highest regard. That being said, he’s a hack.
Boone’s column “Poetic Justice,” apparently gave the editors over at the PGA the vapors, as they gushed: “It would appear to be a difficult – if not impossible – task to get Tiger Woods and Paris Hilton into the same column. But never underestimate the talents of our Grant Boone.”
And don’t get me wrong. I’d never underestimate Boone. It can’t be easy to be the only son of Bob Boone not to make the Major Leagues (Editor’s Note: Fact-check this). But the fact is this: Boone writes the opening six paragraphs on the groundbreaking subject of Paris Hilton’s doltiness, then stops with a “We’ll enough about her,” segue, and then starts writing about Tiger Woods. Basically, Boone wrote a blog about Hilton, then attached a column about golf to it.
Now, I have nothing against namedropping. I understand the importance in the webified world to occasionally drop statements like “Michelle Wie and Natalie Gulbis catfight!” into your work, even when it has no connection to anything and leaves readers confused and even angry.
But the simple fact is this: getting Paris Hilton into a golf blog isn’t anything new. We’ve been doing it at WorldGolf.com and TravelGolf.com for years. Notably, Chris Baldwin:
“But the best thing is you can still come as you want, worn jeans and all. You know, like Paris Hilton or any other celebrity can do at any black tie restaurant anywhere.”
“You probably don’t want to leave your 2-year-old son in your BMW while you bring your little Paris Hilton dog into Neiman Marcus.”
Socialite Paris Hilton needs to find golf to stay out of trouble
“Today’s headlines are highlighted by two late-night scrums. One involving socialite turned adult movie star and pop singer Paris Hilton.”
So see Grant, it’s no big accomplishment to work Hilton into a blog. We have stooped to that level many a time around here, and it shows no sign of stopping. What you can get out of it, Grant, is the acceptance of a bitter truth that you’re hiding from yourself - you were just itching to write about Paris Hilton. And the PGA was glad you did.
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