EYE-BALL’s “SNOOP POOP” on – Women journalist writing about Men’s Sport – – they had better be good –
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| Author: EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop | 3rd Feb 2013 |
Women journalist choosing to write about men and their sport is a gender divide not yet accepted – not by this blogger anyway.
Snoop Poop blogged about the The Shane Warne on-field Episode by The Age’s Chief cricket writer – namely Chloe Saltau some weeks ago and she has come back for more.
Again she dips her quill in ink she is not qualified to use. She has picked Shane Warne again to vent her hormonal weakness and in response it is time to do some research on Chloe Saltau. How dare she think herself qualified to try and tear down an Australian legend.
Her stories come with links to promote her personal profile – not something normally used by journalist, but if you’re struggling to get creditability in a new gig – ‘by all means necessary’ right!!!
Her linked profile has this to say –
A social policy reporter covering welfare and family issues – then thrown in as the ‘Chief cricket writer’ for The Age.
‘The Age’ is Melbourne based – home of Shane Warne for decades from where he played his Shield and Test cricket – you would think the Melbourne media would be friendly and respectful.
Saltau wrote the following piece yesterday – make your own judgement …
Warne has obviously moved on from his Test cricket days – a new wife, a new lifestyle, yet he still has the pulling power with Australian fans and Cricket Australia pay him handsomely to bring the fans through the turnstiles
Why would a social media reporter given a prestigious cricket writing gig set about making her name by bagging one of Australia’s, and the Worlds best cricketer ever?
Women writing on male sport – what does it say – particular when their creditability has not been established.
I blame The Age editors – what were they thinking.
If one scrolls down Saltau’s column and read the comments to her on-line stories – there is nothing complementary, it is all anger and rage about Saltau and the focus of her story. She obviously touches the raw nerves of men who doubt a women’s objectivity to write about Australian male heroes, but in attacking Warne from her level of understanding about the game can only make her a laughing stock.
Saltau looked at Warne’s on-field behavior and made a judgement call without understanding the art of ‘gamesmanship’, or the tension the game carries when pressures build. In other words as a women she has no understanding of men’s cricket and the juices that flow when combat happens. She just saw what she though was an ‘ugly’ moment and blamed Warne for that moment. To be objective in her slant against Warne – what has she written about Marlon Samuels part in the altercation?
A male cricket journalist would not be so ‘girlish’ in the interpretation of the events. When Lillee and Miandad had a bat threatening issue many watching understood the moment – women who saw it did not understand and only saw the facial threats – the same with Saltau’s take on what happened. The fact that her editors allow her diatribe to go through to the printing presses says as much about them as it does about media coverage in general.
To all cricket fans – watch the whole video below and decide for yourself if Chloe Saltau knows what she is talking about.
Please if you either agree or disagree – Saltau wants to hear from you – she is big on people giving her feedback – her e-mail is linked here firstname.lastname@example.org, she also has Twitter links via the above linked story. I have sent her a link to this blog hoping she gets a message that will make her a better journalist.
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