da bears wrote:A journalist is supposed to find facts and then print a story that is informative to readers, not gather numbers in order to tarnish accomplishments of someone. That's called libel as far as I'm concerned. I can't go into my job and just make some shit up to give to my boss, why should these idiots?
The only numbers he cites are those that help the case that Ibanez is clean. Did you even read the post?
Judging by ESPN's handling, I'd say the job of journalists is to gang up on people they disagree with and use dishonest tricks like not seeing that your prey has proper makeup for a tv appearance. Or going by Rosenthal's example, perhaps the job of journalists is to go on tv without reading the blog post you're discussing. Or maybe the job of journalists is to take a post saying, It's possible, and turn it into a raging accusatory hatchet job damning Ibanez to baseball infamy, as per Gonzalez. What responsible, level-headed journalism.
Rosenthal wrote a piece a while back about how "white" the Red Sox have become, with the basic message being, I'm not saying they're racist, but I can certainly see how someone would think that. And now he's going on the air and being sanctimonious about a piece that says, I'm not saying Ibanez's using, but I can certainly see how someone could think that. Hack.
This is just another instance of the old journalists seeing an opening to attack all those vile, vile bloggers. And they acquited themselves pretty much the same as always. Now that they feel a little safer, I anxiously await the next enlightening piece of true-blue journalism on Juan Pierre's Awesome Gumption And Bunting Mastery And Why It's Better Than Home Runs.