I wonder if they've ever done a piece on Kevin Beck, another journalist.
As a former journalist what's happening is there are too many eyeballs and not enough readers. So everyone has to shout or tweet and hope to get famous to be heard. Anyone with a computer can call him or herself a journalist. So Chavez has to stand out.
It's better to be hated than ignored...even if you're a good journo with accurate, non-biased, factual content, if you're not in a niche you get low popularity. Media is one big popularity contest. It's a competitive world!
And a lot of athletes will say "I've never heard of letsrun" or "I don't like it" but they'll sneak looks at the famous blue-and-yellow interface when in their hotel rooms after team dinners/lights out. From HS on up...;)
I've seen that in a few local Ohio blogs/podcasts/websites, including on the ultra scene, where the hosts will just bring in their friends (whom nobody else knows) and talk about random running things, but then go off-topic often.
What I’m gathering from this thread is that D. Melly is cancelled?
The stat that he’s had a grand total of like 4 black athletes on his Pod is pretty telling...