Originally created 02/09/02

Critiques Lady Gamecocks coverage



The Chronicle has thrown its full weight and power behind obliterating public enemy number one - the Lady Gamecocks. What?

Sports editor John Boyette, with the approval of news room supervisor Dennis Sodomka, assigned anti-South Carolina sportswriter Larry Williams to cover the University of South Carolina's successful (16-1 record) women's basketball team. And he smashed them. By commission or omission, Chronicle objective accomplished; glad hands all around.

We have crooks running rampant through the streets and political and white-collar crime galore, and The Chronicle newsroom turns its guns on the Lady Gamecocks (whose only crime is they are from the state of South Carolina). Their name alone should give you an idea of how unwise that would be, of how out-of-control the newsroom is...

Tom Hunter, Augusta