Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsLos Angeles

Making a Rotten Job of a Choice Assignment

February 01, 1986

Is Scott Ostler undergoing an existential crisis? After receiving the choicest sports assignment of the year--covering the Super Bowl--he suddenly realizes the whole event suffers from the overblown media hype, and uses that single angle for every one of his stories. Certainly a seasoned professional sportswriter like Mr. Ostler couldn't have just discovered this.

It seems a waste to pay someone $50,000 a year (or more) to hear him bitch about what a rotten job he has and what a rotten society this is for allowing him to have such a rotten job.

ALEX HENDLER

Los Angeles

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|