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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Policing the Media

Doc Rivers calls out ESPN for fabricating trade rumor story

Doc Rivers called out ESPN for fabricating a trade rumor about Carmelo Anthony and Blake Griffin. On Friday, ESPN’s Chris Broussard wrote that the New York Knicks were thinking about approaching the Clippers about offering a ‘Melo for Blake trade. Here’s what he wrote: Sources say Clippers management also has had internal discussions about such…Read More

Tom Rinaldi gives Mark Dantonio hug after Rose Bowl interview

Tom Rinaldi displayed some questionable journalistic ethics when he gave Mark Dantonio a hug after completing an interview with the Michigan State coach following the Rose Bowl on Wednesday. Rinaldi conducted the on-field postgame interview with Dantonio on behalf of ESPN, and the interview actually lasted longer than most postgame interviews. After about five questions,…Read More

Reporter asks if Jameis Winston accuser has Alabama affiliation (Video)

Was the Jameis Winston sexual assault accusation just a conspiracy from Alabama fans looking to derail Florida State’s football season? That’s what one reporter wanted to know. During Thursday’s press conference to announce that Winston would not be charged in the alleged sexual assault case, one reporter asked Winston’s attorney Tim Jansen whether the victim’s…Read More

Writer voted Mike Trout 7th in AL MVP voting

Mike Trout finished second in AL MVP voting for the second consecutive year. That’s bad enough in itself. What’s much worse is that one voter actually placed him 7th. Trout appeared on all 30 MVP ballots. He received 5 1st-place votes, 19 2nd, 3 third, and 1 fourth, fifth and seventh-place votes. Miguel Cabrera, who…Read More

Dan Sileo fired after tweets about $1,000 bounty on FSU player

Dan Sileo was fired by sports radio station WMEN in Palm Beach on Monday, a day after he tweeted that he was offering $1,000 for a Miami player to take out a Florida State player in a potential ACC championship game rematch. Here are the since-deleted tweets he sent (as captured by Tomahawk Nation): Sileo…Read More

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