For a good majority of this week, the focus of my conversations with BabyJ has been the ridiculousness of the NBA MVP coverage. It’s come up a scary number of times.
Today, a major media outlet (that we enjoy greatly) gave its take on the shitstorm.
I would say everyone’s pretty used to critiques on the media. But in one week, it couldn’t get any worse, right?
This is ESPN’s new investigatory journalism?
A sick twist of Candid Camera, 60 Minutes and everything on Telemundo?
At least it involved some serious discussion first (sarcasm included free).
I imagine the “roundtable discussion” they frequently show on the program went something like this:
Main douchy reporter: OK guys, I’ve spent the last 14 years getting the Dominican authorities to release this document. I’ve done some things we must never speak of…Anyway, so we get Miguel Tejada to come into this fake interview. We’ll chat about — oh I don’t know — his background or something to distract him. Then BAM — I bust out this! (pulls out birth certificate)
Subsequent douchy reporters: Excellent!…Super!…Pulitzer, here we come!…
Why is this news? So he lied about his age. He was poor kid coming to a new country, I’m sure no one in a similar situation would ever think of doing such a thing.
Plus, he’s 2 freakin’ years older. 2! It’s not like he’s 50.
It appears your local Channel 5 “gotcha!” brand of journalism has spread to the Leader.