10-24-2013, 09:40 PM
This is the funniest part. They hate on champion skaters, in Jenny's case many who kicked her butt inside out for many years on end, yet some of their supporters call those who dare to critique them in a much milder way than they openly diss superior skaters to themselves as being mean and out of line, LOL! Cry me a river.
Originally Posted by LauraV
10-24-2013, 09:52 PM
Thanks, Math! I'm glad to hear there's so much local activity by PBK chapters, and also that Meryl has taken part in college events and hasn't just lived at the rink and in her classroom.
Originally Posted by Mathman
10-25-2013, 01:14 AM
I am in no way advocating for censorship. I value the freedom of speech.
Originally Posted by skateluvr
However, I (and others) also have the freedom to state our criticisms of the product they put out. As for ignoring them, I had long stopped watching certain segments (basically mainly watching their solid interviews), and only went back to watch the videos the original poster (and others) had issue with and it just simply reaffirmed why I don't care/agree with some of their segments.
Here's the thing, we make criticism of skaters here all the time and think nothing of it. Using the same logic people are using regarding people criticizing TSL: If you dislike X's skating so much, don't watch it! Why don't you just ignore X's skating and not watch it all the time if it bothers you so much?
Likewise, I don't think TSL is completely useless. Quite the contrary. In fact, because they are becoming a relevant voice in the skating world, I think it's fair game to question their approach, just as people have questioned Phil Hersh's approach to covering skating or Scott Hamilton's commentary on NBC.
10-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Yes... I don't see why it's necessary to be nice and civil to those who aren't.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan