Not a new story, sorry, but too amusing to pass up, given that some of you might’ve missed it. A week ago yesterday, previously unbeaten Georgia blew a 24-7 lead against Tennessee, losing 51-33.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution went with the headline, “Dogs Put In Their Place”, a critique that led Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (shown above, getting his Paul Lo Duca on) to pen the following missive.
“I finally figured out why your readers no longer have confidence in your opinion.
“Sunday’s sports page headline is an indication of the way The Atlanta-Journal Constitution views Georgia. From the front page to the business page and now to the sports page, it is as if the AJC gleefully awaits lousy news about all things Georgia and pounces with their poison pens whenever bad things happen to the good people of our state.
“Other cities celebrate the successes and mourn the losses of local businesses, individuals and sports teams. The AJC takes the opposite position and – instead of boosterism – criticizes, investigates and ridicules all things Georgia.
“The AJC, not UGA, is the real loser. In its mean-spirited delight over misfortunes, it has squandered the precious First Amendment right to influence and thus be considered a trustworthy source of objectivity. No wonder more and more people are tuning you out and turning you off.”
No word yet from the Governor’s office if today’s headline, “Dogs Have Complete Breakdown,” following Saturday’s loss to Vandy, falls under the category of mean-spirited.