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...
Whenever I saw or have seen the Monti Te'o stuff on the news, I cannot help but question why the press would waste valuable time and resources to cover or write about this non-event. It just reinforces my beliefs about the reason newspapers are dying - lack of competent, worthwhile reporting on meaningful events.
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