Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press

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Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:22 AM (permalink)
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MR is leaving the free press to work for SI full time. I know many in the UM community will say good riddance (remember the posting guidelines) but I think this is a loss for the Free Press.
 
After talking personally to MR on many occasions, I never the saw the bias against Michigan that many perceive.
 
It's unfortunate that most fans will remember him more for RichRod gate than his book on Bo and Woody which was spectacular.
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:45 AM (permalink)
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LOL Phil.  I love the 'watch the posting guidelines' :)  A polarizing subject to say the least. 
 
 Personally, this is great news to me.  As far as his bias against Michigan, it either means Bacon is basically lying in his book or Rosenberg definitely had a bug up his a$$ for Michigan/Rodriguez.  I'm glad I've never met the man and can only judge his body of work and his work, frankly, is that of a 3rd grader.  Sensational headlines, (which the Freep is legendary for doing) OBVIOUS slants in his stories, and his book was nothing more than contrived, repackaged history with little true insight or understanding of his topic.  A couple days on Google would have garnered the same info.  He went after Rodriguez harder than any journalist has gone after any local sports figure (and not that Rodriguez shouldn't have taken heat-he should have) but he went way beyond the norm.  He also thought Rodriguez and Michigan were mutually exclusive terms and he could take down one and not the other.  For me, this is good news for the Freep and bad news for any SI subscribers.  But like I said Phil, you've met and talked to the man and he's probably a nice guy in person.  Who knows.  All I can go by is what he's written (which is all most people can go by) and what he has written should be reserved for TMZ.

 
 
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Saturday, April 28, 2012 11:47 AM (permalink)
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Don't let the door hit you........
 
"Only the good ones come to Michigan"
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:01 PM (permalink)
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LOL Phil.  I love the 'watch the posting guidelines' :)  A polarizing subject to say the least.  
  
 Personally, this is great news to me.  As far as his bias against Michigan, it either means Bacon is basically lying in his book...

 
I don't think Bacon (who I consider to be great) is lying. I think people make the mistake of taking things in Three and Out as gospel. Three and Out is an account of what the people around the program believed happened. People can have different takes on what occurred.
 
There are a few incidents in the book that I think are complete BS- it doesn't mean that John is lying, people reported that certain things happened and he wrote what they said. If you knew the people who are the sources you might have a different opinion. There are events I witnessed that are portrayed differently than I remember, or don't sync up with notes or recordings I made at the time. And I talked with John personally about it. For the record I disagree with maybe .01% so we don't have a lot of differences. Remember that the working copy of the book was over 900 pages so a lot of stuff was condensed and cut. Some of the people who escaped unscathed have good lawyers... 
 
What I'll say about Mike is that I talked to him through the RichRod thing (and gave him some grief about some of it) and I never detected a hint of malice. Now if somebody like Drew Sharp (who has negative credibility IMHO) had been the source of the articles I'd be right with you with the tar and feathers 
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Saturday, April 28, 2012 3:44 PM (permalink)
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Phil, any interest in the opening??? ;)
 
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:37 PM (permalink)
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"War as They Knew It" is an amazing read. Every Wolverine and Buckeye fan should read it. 
 
Shame he is leaving, but I guess he is on to bigger and better things.  SI got a good one. 
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:58 PM (permalink)
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Philc

What I'll say about Mike is that I talked to him through the RichRod thing (and gave him some grief about some of it) and I never detected a hint of malice. Now if somebody like Drew Sharp (who has negative credibility IMHO) had been the source of the articles I'd be right with you with the tar and feathers;


I think many people feel the same about Rosenberg as you feel about Sharp.

Go Blue!!

Ohio St.'s actions are not unlike their lower intestine: stinky and loaded with danger.

 
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:44 AM (permalink)
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Rosenberg hurt the program...badly. I'm glad he is gone. He used the whole case to boost his career prospects. No doubt in my mind. I'm sure he is nice in person, all  the media people are nice in person. But actions speak louder than words. His actions spoke loudly.
I think Bacon's account is extremely accurate, mainly because he already had credibility due to his prior books on Michigan.
 
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:50 AM (permalink)
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Phil, any interest in the opening??? ;)

 
No, one of my goals is put the newspapers out of business 
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Re:Michael Rosenberg leaving the Free Press Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:41 PM (permalink)
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Philc


jsj_297


Phil, any interest in the opening??? ;)


No, one of my goals is put the newspapers out of business 

ahhhh ok, gotcha!
 
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