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Mariotti apparently unaware that thousands of newspapers are in this “Web site business”

After intense, thorough research by the investigative branch of the Hernia, we’ve come to learn these crusty, outdated newspapers that now former print columnist Jay Mariotti speaks of, also have accompanying Web sites, some of which resemble their own newspaper; same colors, same logo and amazingly, even the same writers. 

Wow.  We’d like to personally thank Jay for resigning, otherwise we wouldn’t be privy to such interesting, seemingly new information.

But you gotta hand it to the gel-headed, eyebrow-waxed clown for resigning at the perfect time: just days after an all-expense-paid trip to China and two months after signing a three-year contract extension.

Time to hang with Grossman and wax eyebrows together?  And of course, eat more cheeseburgers.

 Controversial columnist Jay Mariotti resigns from Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago Tribune)


  1. Zen Wizard

    August 27, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I think this newfangled Internet is part of the reason that Ray Barone never had to ACTUALLY GO TO HIS JOB at “Newsday.”

  2. How do you spell retard?

    August 27, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    The redirecting of to Mariotti’s column is even better now.

  3. Nick

    September 1, 2008 at 11:51 am

    In Mariotti’s defense, these papers do have websites, but often times they suck. Having been in the news business, I can tell you that reporters and editors have been dragged kicking and screaming into the online world. Some feel like as “print journalists only”, posting constant updates to the website or perhaps doing some multimedia is beneath them. A recent study showed most editors and publishers are still spending most of their time jerking around with the print edition, while circulation and advertising revenue plummets.

    So love him or hate him, Mariotti is actually correct. The sooner these papers abandon their print editions and fully embrace the internet, the better.

  4. Edgar

    September 4, 2008 at 10:58 am

    It’s amazing that he only now realized that these web sites are the future; not just of news but, like, other things.

  5. Sports Blogger

    September 15, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Mariotti sometimes is a bit of an idiot..Woody Page is the one that makes the most amount of sense with the least amount of ability.

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