Richard Justice Disses the Chron

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Richard "Social" Justice speaks out.
When he left his job as the paper's lead sports columnist to write for MLB.com, Richard Justice was effusive in his praise for the Houston Chronicle.

"I love newspapers and especially the Chronicle," he told us at the time. "[Chron editor] Jeff Cohen has been incredible to me."

Sunday, he wasn't feeling so rosy.

Justice didn't like the fact that the Chron did not cover the Senior Showcase, an annual event where football players who haven't been recruited can show off their wares to small colleges who can't afford to travel much to look at high school athletes. Hundreds of students participate, and a large number of them get scholarships, often to historically black colleges.

Justice took to his Twitter account to vent his displeasure:

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"Too bad poor black and brown kids don't generate web hits"? Call him Richard "Social" Justice!

He wasn't done:

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To be fair to the Chron, the paper did have a brief item previewing the showcase.


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8 comments
ghvz1
ghvz1

He left the Chronicle?  I didn't even notice.

Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde

The Chronicle is a lousy excuse for a newspaper.  The next time some quality journalism goes on at The Chronicle will be the first time it happens.

mgm012058
mgm012058

I find it very appropriate Justice's first name is richard - because he's such a dick

Gramps3
Gramps3

As part of the Chron's new slimmer, hipper image it eschews coverage of anything 'Senior'.

roadgeek
roadgeek

People still read the Chronicle?

big red
big red

Taking shots at that pathetic section labeled sports in that sorry paper is like shooting fish in a barrel. His beef is just one of many that any regular reader has.

I don't suppose there is any chance "The General" would get fired and be replaced by a person who is not a McNair ass kisser and unpaid - by the Texans at least - cheerleader, is there? That would be what is called addition by subtraction.

mgm012058
mgm012058

John McClain is an incredible sportswriter and he knows more about pro football than many of the so-called experts. His writing style happens to be one that he does not rip/insult/tear apart someone when he disagrees with the way they do things.

Honcho
Honcho

Justice was a tool, and still is on radio.

Anyone that blatantly backs Texas university that hard needs to move to Austin and sty there, out of ear shot.

I have mixed feelings about The General, but tend to agree. He's too much of a homer, paid or otherwise, to be objective about the Texans.

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