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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    That actually makes it worse.

    Apparently, they never talked to Walsh.

    They got the info not even from a secondary source, but a tertiary one.

    I think they got it from ColtsInsider.

    That's despicable.

    And they really deserve everything that's coming to them.
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    Say good bye to John Tommose...
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    Looks like the pic on there with the lombardi trophy, will be the back page

    it says ' Sorry Pats"

    Too little to late for Belichick ,and Kraft I think.
     
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    I agree .. They made this worse .. Who is running the show over there? Ric Flair?
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    I hate that picture. That was a crap-ass apology, and the picture just made it worse. I want to take that trophy and beat them with it.
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    The Hearald, Thomase, and all their ilk are pond scum. They put the team and their fans through months of hell just so that they could sell a few extra papers. They deserve nothing but our complete and total contempt. And now they issue an "apology". All they are doing is trying to cover their butts and keep from getting sued. Just pathetic.
     
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    LAME - Tomase Pls Join Borges in the boston sports dumpster!

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/...bg?articleid=1093898&srvc=patriots&position=1

     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    That is still more then I have ever seen a newspaper do, especially if it going to be a full back page retraction. Seriously, what else could they do?
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    I still maintain that Walsh was never Tomase's source and Tomase never really had a source. I think he heard the rumors of Walsh videotaping the walkthrough and after the NYT and ESPN piece outing Walsh that he decided to run with the rumor citing an unnamed source.

    I think this is going to be very damaging to the Herald and Tomase. They basically admitted that they didn't research the story well enough before they ran with it. They are going to be slammed both locally and nationally and open themselves up for a lawsuit. granted I don't think the Pats will sue now that the Herald has admitted the story is false.
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    I'm glad they did this instead of waiting for the lawsuit.

    I would rather see this end.

    Is there any way the Herald could apologize that would make you guys happy? I don't really understand the picture, though. "SORRY BTW LOL REMEMBER THIS THING U DONT HAVE"
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    What happened to the days when boston media sources were biased TOWARDS the home team?
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    So, let me get this straight.

    You don't have a tape, and you haven't seen the tape. The basis for the entire story is the fact that you talked to someone who doesn't have the tape and hasn't seen the tape. Well, if he doesn't have it, and hasn't seen it, how does he know about it? Someone told him?

    So my Super Bowl Week was p*ssed on by a newspaper reporter who knows a guy who knows a guy?

    Unforgiveable.
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    Cut their tongues off....basterds!!
     
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    so they waited until walsh met with goodell to come out with this ? hoping he might have what they guessed he had ?
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    In Boston? Have you ever read past articles from Dan Shaughnessy, Bob Ryan, Michael Felger, or Ron Borges?
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    i have rarely seen those days in my days following boston sports.
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    At least they are apologizing... maybe they can suspend tomase for a week ( i know he deserves more but he probably has a family to care for)
     
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    Re: Herald issuies a apology

    That's the most I have ever seen from a wrong media source.

    The typical way of handling this is to note there was an error, and to state the real fact.

    For example if you published "Hitler was a registered Democrat," your retraction typically reads:

    "On [Date] we erroneously reported Adolph Hitler's party affiliation. Hitler was a National Socialist."

    The excuse/theory behind this custom is that by repeating the error you compound the error, opening the door for more gossip/conspiracy theory.

    But the custom evidently is flexible when legal action is the alternative.

    PFnV
     
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