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Discussion in 'F1' started by thecheddar, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. thecheddar

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    I couldn't believe my eyes: Jalopnik headline today read "Hamburger-Faced Massa" In Coma', then posted that horrible photo. They actually had the lack of sense to make make fun of the fact that he'd been so terribly injured.

    They edited it a minute ago with an update but it's hard to see how an otherwise excellent source of news lost the plot. I'm a little PO'd...

    http://jalopnik.com/5323776/update-hamburger+faced-felipe-massa-awake-in-stable-condition
     
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  3. darth550

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    That was just a sh*tty for them to say, plain and simple.
     
  4. Korr

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    What a bunch of ultra low class morons.
     
  5. GuyIncognito

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    Jalopnik has always had a sophomoric, lowest common denominator quality to its "humor".
     
  6. Crawler

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    F*ck them!
     
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  8. TurboFreak650

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    ABSOLUTELY TASTELESS!!
     
  9. Back Marker

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    Maybe somebody hacked their site.
     
  10. thecheddar

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    I emailed editor Ray Wert to suggest changing the headline and offer an apology to Massa (in case it was submitted by Gawker) and got this in return:

    "An apology for what? I completely approve of the headline and I'm sure my boss stands by me on it....Massa looks like he went through the meat grinder and we said as much. That's all there is to it."

    No kidding. The publisher of Gawker Media, Nick Denton, can be reached if you disagree with such vile coverage:

    nick AT gawker . com
     
  11. Back Marker

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    Well, looks like I was wrong again.
     
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  13. 05011994

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    +1, I might add pathetic as well. Classless losers.
     
  14. Schatten

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    Ouch. And he is usually a respectable guy. This time... I hope someone makes a hamburger out of his a$$.
     
  15. wax

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  16. 2003Enzo

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    Jalopnik has always been a low class, rusty version of Autoblog from what I've seen.

    **** them.
     
  17. Monteman

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    I've never really paid attention to their site often but now I'm certain I will never visit again. True scum.
     
  18. atlshaver

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    Exactly. That is ridiculous.
     
  19. Senna1994

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    Their idiots, I used to go there for spy shots, but not anymore.
     
  20. kole

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    Idiots!!!
     
  21. thecheddar

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    Same. I wonder if they'll be getting press credentials to F1 events or Ferrari launches in the future?

    I've met both Ray and Nick a couple times at PR events and they seemed nice enough. But that response tells it like it is: He's a 100% pure ******, deserving of zero respect. His kind of attitude toward another human being makes my f-ing blood boil.

    Again, if you'd like this kind of behavior gone from the mediascape, publisher Nick Denton needs a note: nick @ gawker.com
     
  22. kole

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    Bunch of idiots!!!
     
  23. Korr

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    Explains it all.
     
  24. SlvSurfer

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    #21 SlvSurfer, Jul 27, 2009
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    Where do we email the editor? Please tell me. I'm gonna rip them a new one I promise.

    Never mind found it. Thanks anyways.
     
  25. Forexpreneur

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    What a bunch of wankers!
     
  26. 134282

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    Did you happen to ask him if (t)he(y) finished going through the rèsumès for the writer position...?
     
  27. thecheddar

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    Editor - ray@jalopnik.com
     
  28. 2003Enzo

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    How could anyone agree with such a title? The man is laying in a hospital with a fractured skull, brain swelling and he may never see out of his left eye again and they have the balls to call him hamburger face. Sometimes you just have to look the other way and wonder about such people and websites but this time I'm not. This really pisses me off and I will let them know EXACTLY how I feel about it.
     

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