After the latest critical New York Daily News headline, the Knicks barred the paper from a press conference

There’s been a lot of criticism of Knicks/Rangers/MSG owner Jim Dolan over the years, and he’s had quite the responses to that, from fighting with all of WFAN and Entercom over comments from Maggie Gray to calling Rupert Murdoch over a FS1 subway ad. Earlier this week, ESPN’s Ian O’Connor wrote a long profile of Dolan that tried to present Dolan in context, but also still referenced that he was quite sensitive to remarks in the media. And Dolan seemed to serve further evidence of that this week, with Bob Raissman of The New York Daily News writing that the Knicks barred NYDN Knicks’ beat writer Stefan Bondy from a press conference with president Steve Mills after a “DO IT” headline in the paper (about selling the team) criticized Dolan’s ownership. First, here’s that cover (seen in part up top) in full:

Top 5 Disney Villains
Friday October 19, 2018

“Now, shall you deal with ME, O Prince – and all the powers of HELL!” Throughout Disney animation’s long history, their villains have become just as iconic as their heroes. Some even prefer the villains and consider them more relatable and nuanced. Personally, I don’t feel that way, but I do think a movie should...

The post Top 5 Disney Villains appeared first on W88top.

Here's our @NYDNSports Tuesday back page:James Dolan won't rule out selling #Knicks for hefty price of 5 billion big ones (@SBondyNYDN): https://t.co/odC4amsTkn@NBAonTNT @espn @BackPageGuyNYDN @APSE_sportmedia pic.twitter.com/uyQsEovEH7
— Scott Chiusano (@scottchiusano) December 18, 2018

And here’s what Raissman wrote about the team’s response:

You Should Be Watching: Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Monday October 29, 2018

Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, my weekly recommendation of movie and TV offerings that don’t get the attention they deserve. This week for our last Halloween pick of the year, we’ll be time traveling with John Hurt in Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Brian Aldiss,...

The post You Should Be Watching: Frankenstein Unbound (1990) appeared first on W88top.

Those who thought James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan was signaling a new era of media cooperation when he allowed an ESPN.com columnist to interview him for two hours were wrong.

On Friday, Daily News Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy was banned from attending Knicks prez Steve Mills’ press conference. Perhaps Dolan, who likes projecting a street fighter image, was sensitive to a recent Daily News back page that begged him (the headline read “DO IT”) to sell the Knicks, a team he has mismanaged (that’s being kind) for over two decades.
…Daily News Sports Editor Eric Barrow asked Kim Kerns, senior vice president of communications at MSG, why Bondy was shut out. “It was invitation only,” Kerns kept repeating. “There is nothing more to add.”

Tottenham vs Man City: Ai chịu đá theo đối thủ?
Monday October 29, 2018

 Tottenham thắng M.U 3-0 ngay tại Old Trafford. Rồi Liverpool thắng Tottenham 2-1, cũng ngay trên sân đối phương. Rồi Chelsea thắng Liverpool… Ồ không, Chelsea chỉ “suýt” thắng Liverpool. Họ bị gỡ hòa vào cuối trận vì một cú sút thần sầu của Daniel Sturridge, có lẽ là ngoài dự liệu của mọi cầu

Barrow said he asked Kerns the question: “So we weren’t invited?” five different ways and she continued repeating, “it was invitation only.” He asked why the Knicks organization didn’t extend Bondy an invitation and whether this would happen again in the future.

“There’s nothing more to add,” she said.
This seems incredibly ill-thought-out on the Knicks’ part. It’s not like this was a highly secretive press opportunity, as the rest of the New York media was there, and the whole thing’s available on YouTube thanks to MSG. And allowing Bondy to attend would have been far less damaging for the team in the long run. Also, a “DO IT” cover urging Dolan to sell the team is far from the most annoying to the Knicks one the NYDN has run; there have been plenty of these over the years.
There’s only so much you can do from a press conference, but barring a reporter is the sort of thing that’s going to gain much wider traction. The Streisand effect is not to be trifled with. And this is perhaps yet further proof that Dolan is all too sensitive to media criticism, and that his approach isn’t necessarily the best one. People are used to critical headlines about Dolan and the Knicks, and they’re not that big of a deal, but this sort of behavior draws much more attention to them. And it indicates that the franchise still can’t take criticism, and feels it’s worth taking much more flak in the long run to try and punish those who criticize it. Perhaps Dolan and company should grow a thicker skin.
[The New York Daily News]

The post After the latest critical New York Daily News headline, the Knicks barred the paper from a press conference appeared first on The Comeback.