Thursday, June 08, 2006


SMH blogger Dominic Knight opened with "I don't know much about the heady world of international chess" and should have stopped right there. Instead, he goes on to take cheapo shots at you-know-who.

Well, he gets something right: "Okay, onto the next quirky internet story."

READ: Porn to Queen Four


Anonymous said...

This is the perfect example of why all publicity isnt good publicity.

You get "journalists" who know nothing about the real world of chess who make mass generalisations with a smartarse overtone.

I feel sorry for Arianne,total strangers who dont care about chess and never will are going to use her for a few cheap laughs.

Hopefully the tabloids will get bored fairly quickly and move on to something else to make fun of.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, Arianne, has copped a minor slap because she is an easy target - young chick with a web site. However, world wide, the column inches have been, mostly benign, AND FREE PUBLICITY!

Only a complete IDIOT would want the tabloids to stop advertising their sport.