HipHipJorge wrote:So you say it is a reporters' fault for doing his job? Do you think a reporter would write articles if no one bought them?
This is ridiculous. I would rather have 100 "loose cannon" reporters running around than ever thinking about restricting the press. Without the press the President of the US would have been able to spy on individuals i.e. watergate
These men get paid millions of dollars to play sports. F'in sports. With that money and fame comes the spot light. If you do not do anything wrong you will not be in the spot light.
As for no one going to the devil rays games..its because they suck, not because of the media.
You want the media to stop writing scathing articles about your players...stop drafting scum bags, its simple.
On a side note, for the guy who wants state regulated news dissemination, you should check out the Constiution, I believe it is under the First Amendment.
I would rather have possibly untrue articles, or "unfair" articles about a man who threatened to kill his wife, than regulating all media.
OK, I gonna try this one more time. 1+1=2. All the time. Very easy to grasp.
I am faulting the tampa reporters for NOT doing their job. Creating a fiction of an article(s) by selectively omitting key relevant facts is bad enough.
Basing such misrepresentations as the foundation for ruining a person's career (with the resultant effects of consequence to innocent children), is over the line.
Compounding matters is that even in the face of new evidence, the tampa media continues to run with the story. No retractions. No apologies. No recognition of the new facts that have come to light.
Is this the type of journalism you want?
Journalism that ruins careers, without fair and accurate reporting?
No, what I (and all of us) should demand is, if you choose to hold the responsibilities that come with reporting, responsibilities that require that you get a story right, than either you do it, or there's consequences.
That's not regulating. It's called accountability. If I screwed up my job the way the Tampa media has screwed up this story I would have been fired a long time ago.
And yes, you can hold the SPT and Rob Neyer accountable. If you are smart enough, you can organize an advertising boycott of the SPT in protest to their biased reporting. No tickie, no shirtee. You can't run a business without income, and the SPT gets theirs from advertisers. You can hold a press conference and publicly excoriate Rob Neyer, demand a retraction or an apology (see Imus) with the consequence of termination. Your press conference can headline with holding ESPN accountable for their employees actions.
Nobody's suggesting the press be censored. What I am suggesting is the press be held accountable for the harm caused by reckless reporting to the Tampa Baseball Franchise.