Media Introspection July 10, 2007, 10:30 am

by Steve Cohen
It's refreshing to see someone in the media take an intelligent and introspective look at their own role in creating the story that they are reporting on. Well said1

Wie July 10, 2007, 10:01 am

by mesa.ronald
You are right. She did not deserve the coverage to start with. When she proves she can play then she deserves coverage. I as many could not understand why she was TV in front of proven players. Good by as far as I am concerned.

Re: July 10, 2007, 9:52 am

Wie...Never a Winner July 10, 2007, 9:52 am

by Mike
When will the press and all sports as a whole get it... If you don't win at every level in today’s competitive world... You may never win at the pro level! Tiger dominated at every level... Tiger is less than one stroke per round better than the rest of the field... Even he is realizing that if you don't play 20+ tournaments per year you just can't maintain the level of excellence that the PGA demands... Wie has ONLY won one very minor tournament... Granted she has come close... but she didn't have a any idea what it was all about then... She has a much better idea now... but still doesn't have what it takes... and probably never will... She has been handled properly IF the objective is to make money… That she has… But she did have the potential to be the BEST ever… That is gone forever… but she still has her money…

RE: Wie...Never a Winner July 10, 2007, 10:18 am

by Edward J. Zahand
Its about time for all to wake up.
The pupil is only as good as she is taught.Her teacher has more students
watching television than playing
golf. Iam afraid Wi just needs
a TV Schedule or another teacher
who can harness all that talent, make
no mistake she will be back after the
proper moves have been made

Michelle Wie July 10, 2007, 9:50 am

by jim coccio
Michelle tried to become a "Tiger Woods" instantly. Although she has the talent, she should have continued thru the amateur ranks and and maybe college. She tried to conquer both the the Men & Women Tours before graduating from High School. Was she trying to buy her way on the LPGA, with the help of Nike? I saw here at the 2006 US Open in Newport, RI and have to say, she was impressive in relation to my game.

Wie July 10, 2007, 9:46 am

by frankn
My view is that her handlers are to blame for the mistreatment of this kid. Not the media.
She should have been putting in her time on the range and proving herself the same way all newcomers do: by playing and succeeding on the ladies circuit(s). Instead they never passed up a chance for the spotlight, the publicity and the $$ that came with it.
Woods proved himself by winning. She needs to do that, and keep her mouth closed until she does.
Shame on her father and others that are guiding her.

Michelle Wie and the media July 10, 2007, 9:43 am

by Bud Aydlett
Notice that media is NOT capitalized as it does not deserve respect these days when it attacks a kid for acting like a KID ! I'm NOT particularly a Wie fan and I do think her family has pushed her entirely too hard as has the media. Lay off, for God's sake, and let her find her game and use her natural talents in due time.

Wie & the media July 10, 2007, 9:43 am

by Joe Wilson
Let's not forget Nike & Sony and their part in all of this. They were the oil that made the machine go. Then there are her parents and handlers; they should carry the most guilt. At some point this little girl will have to grow up and make her on decisions. The day that Wie saids she is sorry for all of her past errors and that from now on she will earn her way through hard work and not hype is the day that Wie will become an adult.

RE: Wie & the media July 10, 2007, 12:37 pm

by dereko'brien
well said joe

Wei who... July 10, 2007, 9:41 am

by Steve
I am so glad that she has been deemed a bust. What a pain in the neck to have to put up with the media making such a fuss over an un-proven paper champion. I cannot stand her and the way she talks, she sounds like "Pebbles" from the old "Flintstones" cartoons. My feeling was that she was completely overrated. I hope she goes away and learns some respect for the game and her fellow players on the LPGA. Good-bye and good riddance to a waste of time.

 

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