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Marlins Revoke Andy Slater’s Press Credential

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And then when I post about situations like this and complain about how the media is spreading lies and false information I get asked why I'm "triggered" and why this stuff "bothers me" and why I'm kissing Jeter's ass or whatever. 

The media is clearly 100% wrong here but apparently it's ok to keep letting them lie about something I actually am knowledgeable about and care about. Within a reasonable confine of those who would care, I won't shut up about it. 

With that said this stuff always makes me wonder how often the media is lying about things that I am not knowledgeable about and I just hear it and think it's true. It's probably so often it's not even funny. 

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Slater’s story was disingenuous. Corporations all across the country incorporate in jurisdictions that have favorable corporate laws, such as BVI or Delaware. It was misleading to present it as some shocker that there isn’t an actual office there. Place of incorporation and principal place of business are two completely separate issues. 

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https://deadspin.com/petty-ass-derek-jeter-yanks-credentials-from-radio-host-1826168084/amp?__twitter_impression=true

This kind of contradicts what is being said on this thread.  He initially had credentials for seven years before this season and they changed it before the season started.  Then after the BVI story he has been denied every time he has applied. I don't know who is lying, Slater or the Marlins but I'll give the benefit of the doubt to Slater because #FuckJeter.  

I will say this, I know many of you are young liberals and while this is not political, just think about how you felt when Trump threatened to revoke press credentials to some White House correspondents. This is just as petty.  Whether Slater is telling the whole truth or exaggerating some, there's no doubt that his credentials were revoked because of Slater's reporting.  The BVI thing might not be illegal but it bothered them enough to revoke his credentials. 

Just food for thought.  I believe Jeter to be an ego maniac if not flat out narcissist and these petty gestures just help to prove me right.

That said, Go Marlins! 

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12 minutes ago, Rydawg said:

This kind of contradicts what is being said on this thread. 

Deadspin is conveniently leaving out the Marlins' public statement on it as well but go ahead and believe what backs up your narrative as well.

Of course it contradicts everything said in this thread since it is just regurgitating the same thing from the other national stories. Brilliant analysis man!

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4 hours ago, Rydawg said:

https://deadspin.com/petty-ass-derek-jeter-yanks-credentials-from-radio-host-1826168084/amp?__twitter_impression=true

This kind of contradicts what is being said on this thread.  He initially had credentials for seven years before this season and they changed it before the season started.  Then after the BVI story he has been denied every time he has applied. I don't know who is lying, Slater or the Marlins but I'll give the benefit of the doubt to Slater because #FuckJeter.  

I will say this, I know many of you are young liberals and while this is not political, just think about how you felt when Trump threatened to revoke press credentials to some White House correspondents. This is just as petty.  Whether Slater is telling the whole truth or exaggerating some, there's no doubt that his credentials were revoked because of Slater's reporting.  The BVI thing might not be illegal but it bothered them enough to revoke his credentials. 

Just food for thought.  I believe Jeter to be an ego maniac if not flat out narcissist and these petty gestures just help to prove me right.

That said, Go Marlins! 

I rarely post these days, but this one warranted a response.

On the one hand, you have a private entity and for-profit business (i.e. the Marlins) revoking a reporter’s ability to have access to the inner working of their entity that the reporter uses for his own profit.

This is so-unbelievably-nothing-at-all like an elected government official — not to mention arguably the most powerful one in the country — revoking a member of the press’s access because he doesn’t like what they have to say. 

The Marlins are free to do what they want. The President is a servant of the people. Those situations are not remotely similar or analogous.

And a person doesn’t need to be a liberal to despise Trump’s words, actions, and policies, including how abusive to and stifling of the press he is.

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Oh good I was hoping another place I visit would turn into a political discussion. There aren’t enough of those these days.

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21 minutes ago, mystikol87 said:

I rarely post these days, but this one warranted a response.

On the one hand, you have a private entity and for-profit business (i.e. the Marlins) revoking a reporter’s ability to have access to the inner working of their entity that the reporter uses for his own profit.

This is so-unbelievably-nothing-at-all like an elected government official — not to mention arguably the most powerful one in the country — revoking a member of the press’s access because he doesn’t like what they have to say. 

The Marlins are free to do what they want. The President is a servant of the people. Those situations are not remotely similar or analogous.

And a person doesn’t need to be a liberal to despise Trump’s words, actions, and policies, including how abusive to and stifling of the press he is.

I understand the differences.  My only point is that in both situations they are being petty.  Maybe Jeter should go through his own Captains camp.

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On 5/20/2018 at 6:52 PM, SonOfJack said:

Oh good I was hoping another place I visit would turn into a political discussion. There aren’t enough of those these days.

Oh good, I was hoping another place I visit would have people making obnoxious comments that add nothing to the conversation. There aren’t of those these days.

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Does it count as revoking a press credential when the person from whom it is revoked never acted like a legiitmate member of the press anyway? Like, if Harvard revoked Craig Mish's or Andy Slater's degrees, we'd be like, "yeah, but they never had one from there anyway...because they never earned it..."

y'all feel me?

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