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Comment from: Denver Player [Visitor]
Baldwin,

This article illustrates that you write purely for shock value.

You serve no useful purpose with your blogs.

You have no professional credibility whatsoever.

2005-11-22 @ 18:27
Comment from: Ben Hog-end [Visitor]
Big deal...so Arnie was touched by this special honor. Probably most would not react with such exageration but considering all that he has done for golf, I would tend to respect anything golf-related that this man has to say. In my book, he is a real class act.
2005-11-22 @ 19:55
Comment from: Jason [Visitor]
You are not a golf writer.
2005-11-23 @ 08:56
Comment from: Tim McDonald [Member] Email
Arnold Palmer once made me feel bad at a press conference when I asked him a question. I was a novice sportswriter, and it's made me dislike him all these years. Unfair maybe, but that's the way it is.
2005-11-23 @ 12:10
Comment from: Denver Player [Visitor]
Tim,

He made you feel bad?

In the real world, we all are made to "feel bad" at times by others. I am in sales, and get verbally abused constantly by clients, assistants, etc. It's part of the territory. I am sure there have been times where I have deserved it. But we have to smile, be professional and do the job.

I haven't read anything you have written about Arnold Palmer. So I don't know whether you have handled your situation with AP professionally since that time, and reported on AP based on fact, or instead have looked to find fault in him and "create" stories. I don't know whether Chris Baldwin shares your sentiment of AP. But I can't see much worthwhile in what he wrote. Seemed like more of a "creation" than a newsworthy story.

2005-11-23 @ 17:11
Comment from: j [Visitor]
i give a F for your writing.
2005-11-24 @ 21:15
Comment from: Owen Burnett [Visitor]
Arnold Palmer is a truly great American. He truly does love his country. There is nothing wrong with what he said.

I wish I was could have seen Mr. Palmer play when he was in his prime. I was able to watch him play in a senior event in Nashville, Tennessee in the mid-nineties. He was total gentleman and the definition of class.

Arnold Palmer is a great American. He has my total respect.
2005-11-26 @ 21:00
Comment from: Tim McDonald [Member] Email
Denver Player - your concerns are valid. Rest assured I have written about Arnold Palmer in the years since "the incident" with total professionalism and objectivity.

If I let incidents such as this color my coverage, I'd have started a vendetta with about 8-10 professional athletes, who shall go nameless at this time, because of their incredible boorishness, both with myself, other journalists, teammates and the public at large.

Professioanl journalists should be able to discern between subjective feelings and objective coverage. Happens every single day.
2005-11-27 @ 08:33
Comment from: Denver Player [Visitor]
Tim,

I am glad to hear it. *I apologize for my preaching.

The personal attacks, while stimulating some degree of interest, get old after awhile.
2005-11-27 @ 10:10
Comment from: j [Visitor]
Tim McDonald = Bamberger
2005-12-01 @ 21:13

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