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10-18-2008, 11:18 AM
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The Edmonton Oilers Chase Blogger Out of Press Box

This deserves its own thread

http://coveredinoil.blogspot.com/2008/10/it-ends.html


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10-18-2008, 11:21 AM
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This thread is so locked.

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so there media relation people are morons.. but some how that means everbody involed with the whole team is...????

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I was told the second I received my press pass that 'live blogging' would not be tolerated and that passes would be revoked.

He should have known better.

Did the team overreact? Maybe, but the fact remains that he broke the rules.

I can tell you this - several other teams have far stricter rules when it comes to the use of a press pass.


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I was told the second I received my press pass that 'live blogging' would not be tolerated and that passes would be revoked.

He should have known better.
He wasn't told and after they told him he apologized, said he would stop doing it and go back to doing what he was paid for and never do it again. They acted like **********, got angrier and kicked him out "forever".

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Well if the problem is the team has a policy of no blogging from the games. This response or article isn't the way to go about changing that in my opinion.

I'm a little confused though as to why someone who is primarily a blogger and a good enough one at that, to be issued a press pass. Then be told he's not allowed to blog from the games? Whats that about?

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10-18-2008, 11:27 AM
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Wow not really newsworthy.....not deserving of its own thread.......VERY misleading title.

I think my next thread will be titled "the world is about to burst" because they made me walk all the way around the gates of the Edmonton Folk Fest to use my press pass instead of using the main gate even though I have done that before.

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I was told the second I received my press pass that 'live blogging' would not be tolerated and that passes would be revoked.

He should have known better.
Of course it will. Why does some self proclaimed blogger thing he will get the rights and respect of people that are qualified?

50 "bloggers" begging to be in the PB, um no.

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Who is the author of that blog? I am not a blog reader...

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shouldn't be locked, but can't say I care.

and there is always two sides to a story, and people tend to tell their side in a way to generate sympathy to their view.

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I can't say I disagree. It appears the Oilers haven't grasped the sea change in communications technology and are clinging to an outdated model.

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I agree with the others, the title of the thread is very misleading. This has nothing to do with the entire Oilers organization and until we hear the other side of the story it's very misleading.

It's like the overweight girl at the bar who tries to dress like she's 100 lbs.......people look but wish they hadn't.

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He wasn't told and after they told him he apologized, said he would stop doing it and go back to doing what he was paid for and never do it again. They acted like **********, got angrier and kicked him out "forever".
They tell you the second they hand them to you - at least that's what happened with me; and every other person receiving one.

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Don't use your teeth
How is this guy not banned?

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One side of the story.

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Maybe the title is supposed to say "Edmonton Oilers' media guys" or something, because otherwise it doesn't make the least bit of sense.

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They tell you the second they hand them to you - at least that's what happened with me; and every other person receiving one.
I don't know - I've read this guy for a little while here, and I believe him when he said he didn't know. This would explain why they wouldn't believe him though.

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I'd love to hear the Oilers' side of this.

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Who is the author of this 'blog'?

I don't really care to read them, just curious.

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I don't want to read a long article. what's the jist of it?

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I don't know - I've read this guy for a little while here, and I believe him when he said he didn't know. This would explain why they wouldn't believe him though.
He probably acted like a jackass when they confronted him and that's what got him thrown out. I doubt he would put in his blog that he was dropping f bombs and screaming.

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He wasn't told and after they told him he apologized, said he would stop doing it and go back to doing what he was paid for and never do it again. They acted like **********, got angrier and kicked him out "forever".
He claims he wasn't told. Maybe he was and he just forgot. From his account, it was handled poorly, but we all know that there are two sides to every story and people generally try to portray themselves in a more positive light when they are trying to point out how "bad" someone else is.

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No matter who is right or wrong in this particular case, I really can't see how the bloggers actions could hurt the team or their broadcast partners in any way by reaching an additional audience.

What is the point of the restriction? I think it's worth a discussion.

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I don't want to read a long article. what's the jist of it?
Blogger has media pass, Blogger get's thrown out of media area at Rexall, Blogger pleas with the Oiler employee that he didn't know he was breaking the rules, Oiler employee doesn't buy it, Blogger quits his blog.

That's the jist of it.

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Well... Ya learn something new everyday.

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