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In Topic: Dave Meltzer stuff

14 January 2018 - 12:39 PM

I think this really comes from a place, as I've said before, of Dave not thinking it's appropriate to call out wrestlers for doing things that people in the most powerful positions have done without any consequences. Think Vince McMahon. I get that, but by going easy on wrestlers, the end result lets everyone off the hook. It lowers the bar instead of raising it. So therein lies a question -- what's a journalist to do if he doesn't want to hold labor to a tougher standard than management, but he can't nail management to the wall, even though he personally *knows* that the management allegations are true, because he can't get anyone to go on the record? I may be way off on this, but I really think that's where he's coming from.

His general lack of clarity also hurts him with stories like this. It becomes hard to tell what he is actually trying to say or whom he has actually interviewed. He needs an editor.

In Topic: Southern Indie Thread

12 January 2018 - 07:53 PM

As an addendum, curious to hear from Dylan if he thinks Stutts's firing will hurt the company's creative roll? Not the No. 1 issue, obviously, but I would hate to see the hard work of many undermined by one person's fuck-ups.

In Topic: Southern Indie Thread

12 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

I thought the tone of the piece was reasonable. Bruce clearly stated that Stutts crossed lines in multiple ways and presented his firing as the right call for the company. He finished by saying that even though Stutts is contrite, he will have to back up his words with actions. The "loves women" thing struck me as appropriate context, describing this big-personality guy who lost his way. I mean, the piece could have been harder on facts, but I didn't read it as an apology for Stutts.

In Topic: Dave Meltzer stuff

12 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

My (limited) understanding was that Elgin was accused of mishandling an assault allegation against one of his students, not of assaulting the woman himself. Is that wrong? 

In Topic: Dave Meltzer stuff

12 January 2018 - 08:34 AM

I don't fully understand the Elgin story or why people are now angry at Dave. Not saying people shouldn't be angry at him. I just haven't seen a good synopsis of the situation.