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OWLFAN86
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This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread

One of the thing that gets me about the talking heads blasting te'o now or at a minimum mocking him is that these are the same douchebags that were lauding him for his story just months ago.

Two things,
ONE - these talking heads needs to admit they are not journalists. Journalists do research, they confirm their story they don't read a script that other wrote off of a teleprompter.
TWO- IF they did write their own words then they need to admit they've not done their job as sports journalists and they should take this opportunity to remind themselves not to get caught up in the hype of hero worship.

ESPN is the poster child,but not the only perp.
How could these journalist that were writing the story not at least try and get confirmation about the nature of her death. Call the hospital, talk to a Dr about the strange circumstances around her AMAZING recovery from a coma, then suddenly find out she has cancer.

Ive got a Dr. friend from Rice that commented while the story was still about the deaths that her Drs could/should be sued for malpractice by not catching the cancer sooner while she was in the hospital with the coma. He had no idea it was all a fake but he knew enough to know that the story didn't make sense from a medical standpoint.

Some reporter could have asked a Dr. in any major city and would have uncovered flaws in the story


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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
Thanks for your original thoughts


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ProjectP2294
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
I said it in the big thread, but others have said it before me as well. There was a basic assumption of competence/credibility of Pete Thamel, the original author. He didn't do his due dilligence (not surprising, anyone familiar with him knows he's terrible at his job). But other writers (probably friends or associates of him in some capacity) assumed that he had vetted the story before publishing it. So they all jumped on the story thinking it was real.


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Call the hospital, talk to a Dr about the strange circumstances around her AMAZING recovery from a coma, then suddenly find out she has cancer.



Don't even need to go this far... Call the state records department, if she existed and died, she'd have a death certificate that would be easy to find.


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SanDiegeauxSteve
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H-Town Tiger
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
A lot of what looks like media bias, is really just laziness. They gave up fact checking a long time ago. John Stossel and Bernie Goldberg have talked about this a lot. Some groupe releases a study with some ALARMING results and they just run with it, with out checking a damn thing.

In a case like Teo, they love heart breaking or heart warming stories. So they don't bother to check.


OWLFAN86
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
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Thanks for your original thoughts
this is its own discussion that is unique issue, separate from Te'o

the weak arse media aspect deserves its own thread


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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
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There was a basic assumption of competence/credibility of Pete Thamel, the original author.


That's like taking a shower with Sandusky and thinking you won't get touched.


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bayoujd
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
I do get a laugh out of all these reporters who completely and thoroughly failed on the Teo story (so much so that a normal employer would fire any reporter for running such a false story - imagine failing in such a major way in your own job). And now the same hacks have the balls to point fingers as if none of this frenzy is any of their doing.


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DWaginHTown
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
i concur


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Tiger Ryno
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
your very same thoughts have been posted ad nauseum in the other thread and on many other blogs


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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
The media's objective is to make money, not actually break the news. If a story gets readers or viewers, they'll run with it. They couldn't care less about "truth."


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jimithing11
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
Great thread, would have read entirely if it wasn't three days old

ETA: Bookmarked and sent to the U.S. Department of Treasury for a mark and stamp of quality assurance
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wilceaux
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A lot of what looks like media bias, is really just laziness. They gave up fact checking a long time ago.


I agree, but I think the public shares a lot of the blame. People demand lightning fast news, at any cost. The media is just giving people what they want.


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OWLFAN86
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
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your very same thoughts have been posted ad nauseum in the other thread and on many other blogs
yes, and I thought those were salient thoughts and deserved it own thread.

I understand the point youre trying to make you stated it twice , I disagree
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MC123
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re: This isnt a Te'o thread, its a lazy media thread
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its a lazy media thread


I agree, it's a very serious problem, yet no one seems to realize it. Just this week alone we have:

-Te'o is an absolute fraud (once glorified by the media)
-Armstrong is a liar, a cheat and a POS a-hole for how he handled the people that spoke out against him (for over a decade glorified by the media)
-a thousand conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook tragedy which are almost all completely based off of inaccurate info spewed by the incompetent media

No matter what source you prefer, there is always an agenda driven angle in how the information is reported and presented. Yet no guidelines or repercussions for holding the media accountable.

ETA: and people continue to eat the bull shite that is spoonfed to them.
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Tiger Ryno
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Fair enough...I do agree that this particular angle of the story is the most imporant and will also get the least amount of scrutiny. Major media will pay it lip service and then next Fall yo will see more puff pieces... The olympics have taken this to a new low level


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