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Jason Whitlock Believes Serena’s Crip Walk Celebration Was ‘Premeditated’

Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock is getting a lot of feedback this morning – both positive and negative – for a column entitled “Serena Deserves the Criticism.”

He’s not buying any of the excuses articulated by Williams and supporters regarding the Olympic gold medalist’s decision to celebrate at Wimbledon on Saturday with a dance popularized by Crip gang members. Whitlock thinks it was her crafty way of getting back at the All England Club:

A couple of years ago, the Queen visited Wimbledon for the first time in 33 years. Serena was the reigning Wimbledon champion. She practiced her curtsy in anticipation of playing in front of the Queen at Centre Court. Wimbledon placed Serena on Court 2 and let one of the fashionable white girls play Centre Court in front of the Queen…

I bet in a private moment Friday night or Saturday morning, Serena told her sister Venus, “I’m going to kick this $*%& ass and Crip Walk all over this crusty-ass place.”

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Tom Leykis Tops FishbowlLA Media Personality Searches

It’s always fun to dive into Google Analytics and ascertain how readers are coming to this site via “organic search.” For the year 2012, so far, here are the five most clicked-through media personality queries:

1) Tom Leykis: With the former KLSX 97.1 star’s Internet relaunch fast approaching, our exclusive interview continues to pull in solid daily traffic.

2) Jason Whitlock: Never a dull moment on Twitter with this Fox Sports reporter. Our coverage of his February apology for a Jeremy Lin tweet brought in lots of eyeballs.

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Jason Whitlock Apologizes for Racist Tweet

With Tim Tebow and the NFL season out of the picture, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks is the latest media darling in professional sports.

The Asian-American point guard from Harvard torched the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night, scoring 38 points in a 92-85 victory at Madison Square Garden.

In response to Lin’s great performance, FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock tweeted, “Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple of inches of pain tonight.”

Whitlock’s tweet caught the attention of the Asian American Journalists Association, who wrote the following on their Facebook page Saturday night:

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Steven Tyler Demands Apology From Jason Whitlock

Looks like Steven Tyler is sensitive when it comes to his awful singing.

According to The Big Lead, the American Idol judge is demanding an apology from FoxSports.com columnist Jason Whitlock, who tweeted Sunday, “Steven Tyler far more obscene than Janet Jackson’s tit*y.”

Little does Tyler and his people know that Whitlock doesn’t back down to anyone — he told The Big Lead that an apology isn’t coming.

If his tweet wasn’t bad enough, Whitlock went on KLAC’s Loose Cannons Monday afternoon and said Tyler looked like, “Lesley Visser with a wig on.”

Um, yeah, good luck with that apology.

Exclusive: FBLA Interview with Jay Mariotti

If “So What Do You Do, Jay Mariotti” wasn’t enough for you, we have more from our exclusive interview with the former Around the Horn contributor and Venice resident.

In Part II, Jay Mariotti discusses in greater detail his relationship with Alison W., his departure from ESPN and what’s next for the opinionated sports columnist.

Did your legal troubles affect your relationship with your daughters? What did they initially think when they found out you were arrested?

The only call they allowed me to make from jail was to my oldest daughter. She kept her cool and she said, “Dad, this isn’t you.” They knew I was living out here now and they didn’t know who this woman was. It saddens me but to this day, the relationship is great. One is still in college at Syracuse. She’s overseas in London on an exchange program. The other one is working at McGraw-Hill. Great relationship and they understand everything. But they trust their dad.

Did they read the book?

Yeah. I told them it was coming. They knew a lot of the book would be about Chicago. This is only 10 chapters out of the 23. I think some of the bits and pieces might have shocked them, especially this last time around.

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Esquire’s Chris Jones on Being a Professional Writer

Chris Jones, Writer-at-Large for Esquire, is a good writer. His profile of Roger Ebert in February of 2010 is perhaps his most popular piece, but he’s been churning out quality work for Esquire for years. Jones’ writing is the kind that causes you to reread the article because it made you think, then read it again just to see how the hell he put together words like that. So when he started a blog about writing, it got people talking. Then yesterday, when he wrote a post called “How to be a professional writer,” and nailed what it’s like to be a journalist today, while also blasting Jason Whitlock, the Fox Sports writer in the process, it got people yelling.

In his post, Jones discusses what he thinks makes a great professional writer, and names Whitlock as the antithesis of that:

Well, here’s the stone-cold truth, kids: Jason Whitlock has no soul. He’s neither a good reporter nor a good writer. He’s a bloviator who’s somehow carved out a niche for himself as a kind of anti-establishment figure by making references to The Wire and pretending he’s the second coming of Ralph Wiley, when Ralph Wiley would be fucking mortified to be associated with Whitlock’s brand of self-serving buffoonery.

Jones tells FishbowlNY that he singled Whitlock out because he encapsulates everything that is wrong with writing today. It worries him that Whitlock’s style is what young writers think will lead to success in the industry.

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Star Columnist: Imus Gave ‘Black People An Excuse’

We’ve read dozens of articles and received thousands — thousands — of e-mails on the Imus scandal this week, each seemingly with its own take and, like our poll, pretty much evenly-divided in terms of support. At this point, we’re hard-pressed to read anything that’s a fresh perspective. This column, by Jason Whitlock in the Kansas City Star, is one exception:

Thank you, Don Imus. You’ve given us (black people) an excuse to avoid our real problem.

You’ve given Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson another opportunity to pretend that the old fight, which is now the safe and lucrative fight, is still the most important fight in our push for true economic and social equality.

You’ve given Vivian Stringer and Rutgers the chance to hold a nationally televised recruiting celebration expertly disguised as a news conference to respond to your poor attempt at humor.

Thank you, Don Imus. You extended Black History Month to April, and we can once again wallow in victimhood, protest like it’s 1965 and delude ourselves into believing that fixing your hatred is more necessary than eradicating our self-hatred.

The bigots win again.

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