The Philadelphia Media - STOP The Negativity!

chris klinknerSenior Writer IJuly 26, 2008

It could just me be, but I doubt it. Are certain Philadelphia media outlets becoming increasingly too negative in their reporting?


I am speaking mainly of the Daily News / Inquirer and also 610 WIP. I understand that writing or reporting requires a nice mix of the facts and opinion. The opinion aspect gives the story a unique flavor, grabs the attention of the reader.


Maybe I have been ignorant in the past and just missed the negativity. But recent coverage of the Phillies and Eagles has a constant negative theme running through most stories.

Articles tend to focus only on the negative of the Eagles. Articles are bashing players, focusing on the negatives of the team, how the team has zero shot to make a serious championship run.


I am not saying that the newspapers need to go all "Dave Spadaro" on us. Too much positive can also be a turn off. But a nice mixture between positive and negative would be nice. It is possible to critique a team or player without slamming the issue with negative garbage.


People say that the fans are losing their buzz about the Eagles. Gee, I wonder why?


And there is no one who is a bigger buzz killer than 610. It has come to the point that I can no longer listen to the morning show or late afternoon show.