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Tomase: I screwed up and will offer full explanation in Friday's Herald

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  1. pats1

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    Seems to me if it was really important to him he'd have had it done by now. Friday? How long have we been pretty sure there was no walkthrough tape?

    It better be one hell of a good apology, if it's taking him all that time. If I was his editor, I think I'd have him writing it, and put someone else on the Specter thing.
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    Honestly, I just don't care what he has to say. The damage is done.
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    Shouldn't this be the first article he writes? Why would I read his article about specter before he "restores my trust in his reporting"?
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    I say that we hear what he has to say before we continue with the lynching. People screw up - it's what we do. The guy was trying to get a story and a possible career boost, but it backfired. Ten bucks says he'd take it back in a heartbeat, and I'm sure he realizes it's going to be a LONG time before anyone trusts his writing again. I'm curious to see what the guy has to say, anyway.
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    Great plan, it will be reprinted on Saturday, the day of the lowest newspaper readership of the week. Nobody outside of NE will ever read that story.
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    No, it should be the last.
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    Ih he apologizes and resigns, that would be acceptable.
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    Hi John.
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    I agree, UNLESS he makes Spector look like the fool he seems to be, then I'll take that story first, then he can grovel
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    Honestly, it should. I don't harbor the same vitriol as many fans simply because I don't pay much attention to the media.

    It shouldn't simply be an apology. It should be a public resignation.
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    good! we await :mad:
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    Quit hounding him still. If he is going to give an apology, lay off him. I don't really care when it comes as long as it does come.
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    Hey!

    People have been calling for BB to be fired for months.

    We are going chant for the firing of Tomase for at least a few days.

    (and don't try and use common sense or rational thought to make me stop)
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    What a pathetic joke he is. An unethical fat slob now apologizing. The only thing from him that I would trust is a testimonial to jelly donuts,
    Just take your apology stick it up your fat ***** and get out of town.
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    BS His 1 hour headline yesterday abot Walsh and the Patriots spying on the Rams blows any credibility. He is toast.
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    I personally don't care if he takes BB's full man-ness all the way down his throat. He will never regain my full trust. He destroyed my Pre-SB celebration.
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    Yesterday afternoon his story online was that the Patriots spied on the Rams walk through because Walsh was there. That 1 hour story yesterday showed his true colors.
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    This is Pro Sports.

    Has nothing to do with the real world.

    An apology isn't going to make the difference for me.

    It's pretty clear that many, many, many sports journalists make the same ethical decisions as Tomase. Practically everyone at ESPN for instance. So it's not like Tomase can absolve his behavior by saying, "I screwed up." Sports reporting in America is all about sensationalism and jumping to illogical and unfounded conclusions. Tomase is no different than Fish or Schlereth or anyone else. I don't blame him for just being like everyone else.

    The problem is, he clearly doesn't know his audience. Schlereth is protected because he works at ESPN and can care less about Patriots fans. Tomase is going to apologize and put the blame on not following journalistic ethics.

    The problem is, he's deluding himself into thinking that all his job requires is following some sort of moral code. He's wrong. he works in the entertainment field. I know a little about this as a writer, and I can tell you that most book reviewers will not crap all over another writer out of professional courtesy alone. Does this make them dishonest in their assessments? Yes, but they do it because they simply would rather get along, and they don't see the need to sensationalize.

    Tomase has already lost this game. He killed the Patriots the day before the Super Bowl. Damage done. Nothing he says, no admittance of fault, can change that.

    If this were the real world and something beyond a football game was at stake (say an election or something like that) I might understand since a reporter in that line of work needs to present information to the public in a timely fashion.

    But I'm a Patriots fan in this case. Apologies don't matter.
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    Meh....2nd class writer for an almost defunct newspaper breathing it last breath.

    John, you admit your error with no excuses and I would be willing to wish you the best - go enjoy your family.

    Let's concentrate on bigger fish to fry - Spector & ESPN - they need to hear from New England.
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    Sometimes "I'm sorry" just doesn't cut it.
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    I didn't like Tomasse BEFORE this whole thing went down. Apoligizing isn't going to influence me at all.
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    Especially when backed into a corner and practically FORCED to respond. It's all so reactionary on the Herald's part. Would any of this apology happened without Walsh coming clean? I doubt it. If Tomase and the Herald think they can say "sorry" and then proceed with the status quo, they've got another guess coming. At the very, very least, he should be removed from the Patriots beat.
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    Unless he says that Matt Walsh told him this and he is a liar then it’s over. I will make up a list of Herald advertisers and begin to write them and ask them if their advertising in the Herald indicates their support of the herald’s brand of journalism and thus represents their views. This is the way as a consumer to get things done.
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    Tomase is a complete doo-bag and a lazy one at that. Type out your explanation on the plane you dirtbag!
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    That must be why you never say it. You would rather have your nutsack dragged across hot broken glass before you would admit you we're wrong about anything.

    A self-effacing person you are not. It must be hard to live up to expectations that you yourself are nowhere close to.

    You should run for public office in your city/town. You're perfect for the job.
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