The Changing Relationship Between Mainstream Media and Touts

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In 1991, Rick Reilly wrote an outstanding article in Sports Illustrated that exposed a number of pick-sellers as scammers. In the article, titled “1-900-Ripoff,” Reilly captured the tout industry with the opening sentence of the second paragraph: In a world of cheats, cons, grifters, swindlers, carnival barkers and people you would not want to change… Read more »

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