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  1. 40yrpatsfan

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    Tomase deserves every bit of what he's getting. But who were the editors that let this story run?

    The only way the Herald gets back any trust is if an editor/managerial type is fired over this. The way this "story" evolved to the point that it made it to print, together with the timing and the fact that the Patriots were contacted the night before at 9:00pm, is so disgraceful I'd like to spit on someone over there.

    Fire somebody!
     
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    I concur that its the editors who bear more responsibility than Tomase. Though it's tough to know who internally is the editor that gives the green light to the Sports section. It may be that Sports stories don't typically get the green or red light from the Managing Editor or Editor in Chief given the fact that typically they are less controversial

    But it'd take a complete idiot not to know that running a negative story with no sources the day before the Super Bowl was something that was bound to be controversial.

    It could also be that Tomase in his rush to "win" the scoop, wasn't forthright about his sources or lack thereof.

    Seems to me given what we've heard, they all knew they were running a rumor portrayed as a story but were willing to take the risk of getting the scoop given the fact that Walsh was talking to the New York Times (which is the same as the Boston Globe getting the story first as well)
     
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    They most certainly need to be at least suspended.
     
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    Is it possible that Tomase's story made it through AT LEAST FOUR (4) different Editors????????

    From the Saturday May 17th Baltimore Sun:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/football/bal-sp.ordine17may17,0,5006276.column

    "But even more concerning is how the system apparently broke down at the Herald.

    Journalism, in most instances, is a highly collaborative enterprise. Above the reporter is an assigning editor. That assigning editor will usually consult with still another higher editor on a major story, such as the earthshaking one that ran Feb. 2 in the Herald about the Patriots' alleged transgression in 2002. Then, there is the last line of defense, the copy desk, where at least two more editors often take a look.

    Sometimes, in this business, having someone's back means protecting him or her from a self-inflicted wound. Unless Tomase bamboozled his superiors (and I doubt he would still have a job if he did), others at the Herald -- some with more stripes on their shoulders than Tomase -- failed in their duties as well."
     
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    This really puts it all in perspective. There are multiple (filters) that a story has to pass through to get printed. AT least in most news papers. :confused:
     
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    Hank stank.....Wasn't frank should be spanked..What a crank to run a prank and be outflanked A low low rank on the gangplank almost sank taken to the bank It's all a blank readership shank....Well it should after the editors messed up TOTALLY!!!
     
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