Digest, Jenkins draw more fire on Tiger edit
we published a couple letters from readers on our coverage of Tiger Woods, specifically on the Tiger facial hair video
that ran on the site recently and the Dan Jenkins column on fictional Tiger "texts" that appears in the new December issue. Although we saw it all in good fun, these readers do not agree.
Jenkins' writing, making fun of Tiger Woods, is in very poor taste. A question for the editor: Are you trying for the niche market of crude jerks who play golf? A few more columns like Jenkins' and I will leave the magazine since it will be no longer aimed toward me -- a pity because other areas of the magazine are superior.
I was surprised by the Dan Jenkins December 2011 article on Tiger Woods texting. Of course, Tiger bashing is great fun. However, a repeated lack of class in journalism is just bad. A magazine that publishes trash is of no interest, even for the sacred game. I am canceling and thought you should know why.
John Friedeman, Arizona
We'd only point out, as we did yesterday, that Tiger has received years of positive coverage from our publications and many others--and will in the future. Indeed, some would argue that he's enjoyed kid-gloves treatment from the press for most of his career. So we'd invite you to take the long view on our coverage of Woods. But we appreciate your comments and your taking the time to send them.