War of Words Between San Diego Newspaper, Radio Station Escalates

Marty Caswell, a producer and reporter for The Darren Smith Show on The Mighty 1090 Sportsradio in San Diego, shared a positive tweet yesterday about LA traffic. She’s in town for the university baseball Regionals:

But it’s her earlier tweets that are still reverberating within San Diego media circles. Caswell took issue with a May 24 U-T San Diego article criticizing a sister program and revealed on May 28 that the paper had banned its reporters from appearing on The Mighty 1090 altogether. It’s hard to say how long this will last, but Voice of San Diego columnist John Gennaro suggests that for now, fans and the paper’s sportswriters are the losers:

With the U-T’s sports section and The Mighty feuding with each other, the fans will get less exposure to experts and the sportswriters will get less exposure for their articles. That seems like a lose-lose situation for everyone.

Among those who got into the Twitter back-and-forth after Caswell revealed the ban was U-T San Diego sports columnist Kevin Acree. Stay tuned.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.