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  1. shmessy

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    As of 19 minutes ago.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/patriots/view.bg?articleid=1094427&srvc=home&position=0

    1st quarter of story:

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    Re: *****Alert: The Tomase Explanation Is Now Up

    could someone post so that hits aren't registered to his site? thanks
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    I feel dirty but here the story from JT.

    Do Not cut and paste entire articles Do not cut and paste entire articles and post them here. You are allowed to take sentence or two and provide a link, but cutting and pasting an entire article is not allowed. I understand it's done elsewhere, but it is copyright infringement and we don't permit it. Please PM any of the moderators in the event you see it done.
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    Edit: beaten to the punch by one minute
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    Re: *****Alert: The Tomase Explanation Is Now Up

    Um. That's not an explanation. That's a "I f*cked up, I didn't want someone to beat me to it, I couldn't verify it, I printed crap".
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    As a reporter he'll never get over it. But this apology was something he had to do and he did. So here, at least, John Tomase did a good job and the right thing.
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    Re: *****Alert: The Tomase Explanation Is Now Up

    this isnt what i would call an explanation



    its an excuse

    excuse for a proffesional acting as a novice
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    Re: *****Alert: The Tomase Explanation Is Now Up

    His resignation would have been better.
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    Agreed, thats a " She WAS pretty drunk, but we HAVE been dating for awhile, and I KNOW she would have slept with me eventually, if she didn't pass out that night, so It really wasn't rape" type of high school rational.

    Resign doughboy
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    Well, my suspicions all along have been confirmed. I never thought Walsh was the source of Tomase's article and that he just printed the rumor that most of the media has heard and attributed it to sources. He has basically said that since a trusted source relayed the rumor to him, he felt that rose to the level of credible evidence.

    Based on his explaination, I am more disapointed and upset with him. To put out a story like this where he basically determined it true because Walsh was outed and Tomase knew he was probably at the walkthrough and it validated the rumor in his mind is inexcusable. To report a rumor as fact because you connect some dots, but have no confirmation is just as bad as what Borges and Barnacle got fired for.

    With a story this huge, Tomase should have be far more sure of the facts than he was. I feel his explaination does himself more of a diservice than mend and bridges that he hopes to get with Patriots fans.
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    Re: *****Alert: The Tomase Explanation Is Now Up

    Yep - this is . . . uh oh someone's gonna scoop me - quick, get it out.
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    Cool a 3 pg long excuse letter trying to blame other people...go f*** yourself, JT.
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    DON'T LET THE HERALD MANAGEMENT OFF THE HOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, Tomase screwed up immensely.

    However, many more VETERAN editors gave it their approval at the Herald. The Management stood behind this story for 3+ months.

    This was orchestrated by a corporation, folks. Don't just aim your indignation at the footsoldier. Very smart, older and more powerful people were behind this all the way at the Boston Herald.

    Don't lose sight of the Powers That Be in this situation (believe me, they are hoping you do, and that you focus all on Tomase).
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    Good point. Go f*** yourself, Boston Herald.
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    Re: *****Alert: The Tomase Explanation Is Now Up

    guess what the other media will spin this as ? "rumors of tape exist since 2006."
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    **** you, Tomase. I won't read that rag of a paper until he's gone from it.
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    With sources like this, you don't need friends or enemies John, you need a new career.
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    He should reveal his source. His career is over. No one is talking to him moving forward either way.
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    Exactly. Apologies are a good thing. Showing remorse will often stop the bleeding and allow healing to begin. I think that is why the media is out for blood with BB. He never gave them the apology or showed the remorse they wanted. He gave interpretations. Now there is no going back...just look ahead and keep winning.
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    He's more pathetic than I thought.


    Huh?

    Wow, they heard the story. Great reporting!


    Did he really write about his stomach? I'll pass and let everyone fill in their own line.

    But seriously, is this line supposed to make anyone feel sorry for him?




    Nice try to change the issue. Popularity contest? How about a profession? I'll correct myself - sports journalism is not a profession. I've suspected as much, but you helped proved it.



    You didn't have any sources! Stop with the Woodward and Bernstein stuff. You had people who heard the story. There were no sources.



    Is this from a Junior in high school? Do you write for a high school paper? For all of Tony's M's howls against bloggers and sports internet sites, this is pretty sad compared to anything he's complained about.



    Sure, they told you what they heard.



    It's not about good or bad storylines!
    Do you really expect people to fall for that line? Did Tony Maz give you that line or was that thought up in a meeting at the Herald about this failure?


    People don't read YOU. They read Patriot/Football news/ stories.

    To paraphrase Ving Rhames to Bruce Willis in Pulp Fiction: You've lost your sports writing privileges.
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