Woodward, Bernstein…and Chass?

January 17th, 2007 → 9:51 am @ // 3 Comments

Speaking of Murray, in the past week or so, I’ve been forwarded a whole slew of readers’ correspondences with Murray Chass. (Standard caveat: I have absolutely no way of knowing if these emails are legit, although this is a lot of trouble to go to if they’re not.) One thing they show us: Murray should think about spellchecking his email, especially when writing to the public.* Or pubic, as the case may be. They also demonstrate that Chass has a very healthy sense of his own skills.

Here’s some selected quotations from Chass’s response to a reader’s complaint about his ongoing obsession with the J.D. Drew (non) tampering charges:

“The Didgers (sic) pubicly (sic) and the Red Sox can refute the ‘allegation’ all they
want. The Dodgers privately believe there was tampering, and no one can
refute the existence of all of those converdsations (sic). If you were there and
monitored every conversation between and among club executives, let me know.
I would be impressed.”

There’s also this bit of condescension:

“As for Theo, I have no axe to grind with him. He’s a nice young man, and if
he were my son, I would be proud of him.”

Awww! I’m sure Theo’s thrilled.

Finally…

“Your reaction reminds me of the reaction to the initial reports of Woodward and Bernstein about Watergate.No one wanted to believe them, and they were criticized for their reports.”

Seriously. I didn’t make that up.

* I have absolutely no doubt that karma will ensure that I have at least one spelling error in this post.


Post Categories: J.D. Drew & Murray Chass & New York Times

3 Comments → “Woodward, Bernstein…and Chass?”


  1. Gee

    10 years ago

    “Your reaction reminds me of the reaction to the initial reports of Woodward and Bernstein about Watergate.No one wanted to believe them, and they were criticized for their reports.”

    Is that cross heavy, Murr?

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  2. MarshallDog

    10 years ago

    Gee, you reminded of a Barry Bonds quote from last year:

    “I’ve done some f——- up things, I admit it,” Bonds said Friday at the Giants spring training facility. “We all make mistakes in life. But there’s only one perfect person in our society, and they put him on a cross. For what? For being kind? For loving people?”

    Barry comparing himself to Jesus can’t be equalled, but Murray comparing himself to Woodward and Bernstein is still pretty insane. We need more emails, Seth!

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  3. overdone

    10 years ago

    Apropos of not very much, it’s a new year and we’re still in it. I just wanna say I’m particularly glad you and your blog are in it too. I learn something and laugh every time I come to this site.

    I’m probably repeating myself, but Chass typically makes less sense than my pretty severely Alzheimered grandfather. No disrespect to Al Pantaleo, a human saint if there is such a thing. But what do I know of Catholicism?

    jules

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