Saturday, November 17, 2007


For those writers and bloggers planning on following the Bonds case closely, please remember that every possible perjury/obstruction story has already been written in the past few years, so there's no sense in beating your head against the wall to come up with new angles. Indeed, between Scooter Libby, Lil' Kim, Martha Stewart, and, if you want to go back a few years, Bill Clinton and Oliver North, you can pretty much just use cut and paste/find and replace and sleepwalk your way to thousands of words worth of content.

It's not like you'd be the first to recycle when it comes to Bonds coverage. It's already begun, with ESPN's newly hired investigative reporter Mark Fainaru-Wada (along with T.J. Quinn) writing a lengthy Bonds/perjury piece today, citing the San Francisco Chronicle's famous Bonds reporting and the book Game of Shadows no less than four times. Of course, since that stuff was all written by Fainaru-Wada himself, I suppose it's OK.

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