Remember back before I bored you with my 1,500 posts on the Lockout, I would bore you with my rants against the Media. Well here's another.
I was listening to "Mike and Mike" with guest Herm Edwards about 10 minutes ago and what did I hear. They were criticizing Vikings punter Chris Kluwe who posted the following message on his Twitter page: “Sigh, and once again greed is the operative byword. Congrats Brees, Manning, Mankins, and Jackson for being ‘that guy’. #douchebags.
Kluwe was responding to reports that Brees, Manning, Mankins and Jackson were looking for special concessions as the Named Plaintiffs at the last minute in the Lockout negotiations.
The unanimous opinion was offered, led by Greenie, that if it did happen, Kluwe probably had a legitimate POV. But that since the players, like Brees and their agents, like Tom Condon, were vigorously denying those reports, that Kluwe was an idiot for "hitting SEND" before he knew the truth of the matter.
It was at that point that I started screaming at the radio.
Here they were. Employees of ESPN/ABC. Criticizing a punter for making a public reaction to a report that was ON ESPN/ABC, as well as NBC SPORTS, AP, YAHOO SPORTS, SI, CBS Sports, FOX Sports, NYT, and probably Popular Mechanics. Criticizing Kluwe for "Hitting SEND" before knowing something is a fact.
So now "Punting" has a higher bar of fact checking than "Journalism"?