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  1. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    Washington Post suspends Mike Wise for a month | ProFootballTalk.com

    One meaningless invented story with no basis in reality = 1 month suspension. (Post)

    One meaningful invented story with no basis in reality that distracts the home team on the eve of the superbowl and leads to a congressional investigation of the Patriots = no punishment. (Herald)

    Yeah I am still bitter that the Herald didn't fire tomASSe.
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    BIG difference between something that was intentionally trying to dupe people, compared to just grasping at discreditable straws like Tomase did. Don't like Tomase and hate when/what he did, but he wasn't doing it to be intentionally malicious. He was just so eager to get a scoop that he didn't bother questioning the dubious nature of his source.
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    As much as I hate that piece of garbage..what is worse is that the editers who ALLOWED the story to be printed suffered no consequences at all THAT is REALLY pitiful!!!
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    In fairness to Tomase, he had a source and he believe the story to be true. Mike Wise knowingly made up a story. Big difference.
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    no...let's not be fair to Tomase

    he ran with it...because HE wanted to further HIS ambitions and career as a "reporter" ....he could have cared less about the effect that story could have on the Patriots...and he certainly didn't give a crap about the effect that piece of fairy tale pie had on the Patriot fan base, who watched from their seats and homes as the focus of the Patriots team was diverted to defending itself against this libel in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

    A car careens wildly down Beacon St...strikes the waddling "journalist"...he lands at my feet in a crumpled heap...I walk across the street, into a deli,order a roast beef on rye with a side of potato salad.
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    Wasn't it a Tweet?
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    He deserves to be piled on because he didn't get independent confirmation for his source, but he was no worse than Gregg Bishop of the NY Times who introduced the world to Matt Walsh and set the whole ball in motion with a strategically timed piece about how Arlene Specter was going to have Congress look into whole Spygate matter. And he was certainly no worse then Mike Fish at ESPN who in response to the NY Times article rushed a Matt Walsh story that he was sitting on for over a month where Walsh claimed that he had damaging evidence on the Pats although he refused to say what it was or even proof that he possessed such evidence unless ESPN paid his legal bills.

    Personally, I feel that Tomase gets far too much of the blame and Bishop and Fish get far too much of a free pass. Even without Tomase, the story was already rolling and growing. It would have been a big distraction with or without Tomase. All Tomase did was tie the ambigious allegations thrown at the Pats in the Times and ESPN article with the Rams' walkthrough. Don't get me wrong, that is significant, but Tomase never runs that piece without the Times or ESPN articles.
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    you never brought them up or I would have regaled you with other over the top street scenes from the movie in my mind. Like the.... "Greg Easterbrook is walking down the street and suddenly a frozen blue block of airplane waste crushes him into the sidewalk.Needing to relieve myself, I ignore the mangled mass of flesh and broken bone and use the remaining blue block as a quick urinal.."scenario.
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    I hope like hell you knew the Washington Post was better than the Boston Herald long before this became news.
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    word.

    too tabloidy for my taste
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    A former newscorp/rupert murdoch rag. Of course the washpo is a better newspaper. I wouldn't wipe my ass with the herald. It's basically the Boston equivalent of the New York Post.
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    No Jersey Selected

    Wait. Other than senile Arlen Specter the eagles fan mentioning it publicly that the Pats should be investigated, the only involvement from Congress was the snickering of his fellow congressmen behind his back at the mere mention.
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    PERFECT.

    Tomasse is a vile, despicable, lump of excrement, the moral DoppleGanger of The Curly Haired Feces that writes for the Glob.

    I'm one of those obnoxiously sensitive guys who actually feels empathy for flies when I kill them ~ though kill them, I DO ~ but if I saw either Tomasse or Shaughnessy writhing on the ground in front of me, screaming in unspeakable agony as flames consumed them, I would piss in my PANTS, before wasting a drop on either of THOSE tubs of sewage.
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    Don't sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel.
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    Heh! Yeah, I've got a little anger...
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