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    http://www.bostonsportsmedia.com/20...aceful-episode-in-recent-sports-media-history

    Some great great points but I personally liked the part about the Times:

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    Yeah, I read that earlier today. What an outstanding job breaking the whole thing down and seperating many facts from fiction. It's nice to have a voice who has access to the "inside" and can be critical of the media in an intelligent manner.
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    One of the best summaries of spygate and the media furor behind it. I wish mediots like King would set aside the hate and just read the article with a clear mind.

    but that's just a pipe dream :bricks:
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    This is completely off topic and I apologize but I'm new to message boards and I wasn't able to find the answer on this site. How many posts do you need before you're allowed to start your own threads?
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    An excellent read!! Why oh why cannot the other

    "reporters" in this town apply even a fraction of the insight this writer has?
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    Bruce just spoke about exactly what should be the topic now-the behavior of the media.
    Maybe it's time they started taking a long,hard look at themselves, re-examine themselves as an entity, and just what exactly it is that they represent.
    Bruce is right- they've been a disgrace, and that needs to be addressed.:mad:
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    It's an excellent piece--his stuff is pretty much always spot-on. I just wish some more visible members of the media would make some of the same points, which are so obvious to so many. But I guess that was part of his point, the media gets so sucked into the vortex of themselves and their access they forget what objectivity is.

    Sometimes it hits me how truly crazy it is that so much has been spewed about so very very little. "A minor rules violation" indeed. The mind reels.
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    Like someone commented the article should be in the hall of fame.
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    Excellent article, without a doubt the best one written on the subject.

    Which unfortunately ensures that it will not be run anywhere outside of New England (it would expose other media outlets for their coverage), and will be dismissed as "homer" journalism when brought to the attention of any fans of other teams.
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    how dare you criticize such an honorable profession. Journalism is this countries back bone....the right to free speech.

    Problem is these people feel there right to free speech has freed them from what used to be a very ethical profession.

    I can't say it enough the scariest thing about this is these guys cover sports and can't get it right how bad do you think journalists who cover meaningful topics screw things up?
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    Thanks for the link! FANTASTIC article!!:rocker:

    I am emailing that link to all the football fans that I know.

    Hope other Patsfans also do it so that we can try to educate the non-Pats fans on the reality instead of allowing them to get misled by the vicious slander masquerading in the form of 'opinions' and 'columns' by many in the sports media.
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    email this to florio. lets see what he says.
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    Splendid !

    Boston Sports Media Watch here lives up perfectly
    to its name and mission.
    SOMEONE needs to try to keep those guys honest.
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    NY media doesn't like BB because he left Jet for Pats. Herald spygate coverage is worse compared to other.
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    Well thank God SOMEONE gets it.

    My heartfelt compliments to Bruce at BSMW for having the stones to write about the lack of truthful reporting.

    Finally someone takes the issue to those in the media who have poisoned their reporting with their internal bias against the Patriots. The overwhelming majority of sports reporters/commentators/analysts have misrepresented the truth and NOT looked very far for facts. Likewise, they have NOT verified allegation(s) in many instances. The reasons seem unclear as to why they would behave so duplicitously. If one were to do this in many professions it would lead to disciplinary action, but these self-aggrandizing holier-than-thou reporters have looked us right in the eyes as they stabbed us in the back with their resolved incompetence, outright lies, and innuendo.

    If they were to hit us hard with only the facts, that would be fair reporting. To pile on with the late and dirty hits is dirty play.
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    If it hasn't been suggested, I would like to see the link to this story in the Cameragate section.
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    Now, Now FBN.

    Let's play nice with others. Just remember ignorance is not the same as stupidity (though often can be confused).

    Just because Jared doesn't know there is no post count reqmt; doesnt mean he is an idiot. Let him open his mouth (or work his keyboard) and prove that one way or the other. ;)
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    Great article! NAILS IT!...It says what I've been feeling about this whole thing from the getgo but couldn't put it into words.

    Problem is, the media will never be taken to task. There's nothing more important to the media than a story about themselves. Who could do it other than themselves? The sports media is so over-sensitive about anything a player or coach says about them that they always blow things out of proportion. That goes for our locals. Pedro Martinez, Ty Law,... whoever says something about a sportswriter, the entire pack of them jumps down his throat for it and they're branded azzholes for the rest of their time here. Radio, print, TV...they're all so thin-skinned it's unbelievable.
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    Welcome to the board.

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=77604
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    Tip:

    If a player misses any time in mini or camp, say he's "made of glass".

    You could get 40 posts in that one thread.

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    Don't hold your breath while you're waiting for that long-overdue self-exam. The mediots' reaction to TonAss' "apology" tell us all we need to know about their idea of their own culpability. Circling the wagons, protecting their own, and insulting those who may disagree are more important to them than truth, objectivity and humility. This "investigation" was kept alive almost entirely by personal hatred, lack of access and jealosy. But don't hold your breath while you're waiting for that admission, either.

    Kudos to Bruce Allen for placing self-respect over self-importance.
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    Interestingly enough there is a link to the Playboy-Whitlock sleazy journalism
    where Playboy seemingly eats one of it's own in order to sell magazines. What
    a shame. I like Whitlock a lot.
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    Judging from the comments section on The Big Lead, appears that the trend for most people to comment - without even reading anything except the headline - continues. It's apparent that none of the commenters clicked on the link to the Boston Spotys Media Watch article and even read the story.
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    Request: can all the Patsfans who read the link forward it to other football fans please?

    Thanks!
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