Are Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis sleeping together?

by oz on August 6, 2009

For those unfamiliar, Greg Kot is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis is a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. Putting the odd picture with Robert Ebert aside, something is still fishy here. I’ve been following both of their blogs for several months and what I’ve noticed is that they write almost the exact same posts week after week.

Here’s a sample of the most recent two posts from each, as displayed in my iGoogle:

jim derogotis

greg kot

This is just one sample of countless such coincidences over the course of several months that has me picturing sweet nothings whispered in ears and lots of music-related pillow talk.

I’m guessing they both get the same press releases, so there is a logical reason for this beyond secret mano-y-mano affairs from rival news publications. So the bigger question I have for Chicago readers:‚  If both are covering the exact same topics and I have a short attention span, who should I read? I’m leaning toward Greg Kot, but only because I’d choose him in a pick-up game of basketball.

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That One Guy August 6, 2009 at 11:10 am

I saw Dero and Kott dining together at McCormick & Schmicks at SXSW. It was a quiet candle-lit table in the back. They might have been holding hands…or maybe it was just a coincidental grab at the bread basket at the same time. I could be wrong, it was a little dark in that back dining room. Beside…who am I to point fingers, I was dining with another dude as well.

jesselun August 6, 2009 at 1:04 pm
maybe they do after they finish recording their show

Litiot August 8, 2009 at 9:26 am

Jim hates (the) Pixies or any song with too many big words and loves Miley Cyrus, also the Flaming Lips.
Greg has better musical taste but spits much more when he speaks.

Adrian August 9, 2009 at 7:28 am

Do you also think Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan and the Pitchfork News staff are sleeping together? I can also use various Bay Area blogs posting the same news if that’d be easier.

oz August 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Yeah, I suppose bloggers are just as bad but most aren’t getting paid to do it for a living. I just expected some more originality from the two of them.

And I hope those sites aren’t sleeping together. I don’t think there’s enough skinny jeans for all their illegitimate hipster offspring.

Vanessa August 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

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