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Te’o and the Death of a Responsible Press

Bick4 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 8:01 PM
Well, Bruce, you make some good observations, except that I think you are totally wrong about Manti. From everything I have heard, seen, read, and researched he seems to be a very honorable and very naive young man who got caught up in a big hoax not of his making. When you are honest and would never do anything to hurt someone else, it is hard to imaging that others will. There was absolutely no upside for him to fabricate this hoax. Maybe you are just too jaded to see it.

My son called me anxious to talk about the hot story of the day. I tell him it had not hit my screen. When it does I tell him I am clueless as to what he is talking about. He chides me for missing a huge story of how Manti Te’o, the linebacker for Notre Dame, lost his grandmother and girlfriend on the same day, but now the story regarding the death of the girlfriend is a hoax. I remind number one son that I am a “between-the-lines” guy when it comes to sports and that the story ran concurrent with...