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NY Post's Phil Mushnick fires back at 1050 ESPN's Michael Kay

Having gotten plenty of old-fashioned page views mileage out of Michael Kay's rant on 1050 ESPN directed at the Post's Phil Mushnick, I must link to Phil's response in the Monday paper.

Here it is.

I intentionally have avoided taking sides on this matter. But I will say this: 

Mushnick obviously is right that sports talk radio has spent the past 23 years shamelessly using information generated by print journalists to drive its debates and commentary - almost always without giving credit.

But it's also true that Kay - a former newspaperman - is much better than most talk radio people in crediting journalists.

As for the content of Kay's comments . . . again, I'm not taking sides. Mostly it was harmless, entertaining radio. But the line about people being happier when Mushnick dies than when Kay does crossed an unnecessary line.

Can we all get along?


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