NFL Pulls Ref From Game Over ‘Open Rooting,’ Will Media?
The National Football League seems to have done it right. For last Sunday’s Saints vs Panthers game, the NFL pulled a referee from the game because they were alerted to his Facebook page that showed he was a big fan of the Saints. One wonders if the Old Media establishment should do the same thing with its political coverage?
NFL side judge Brian Stropolo was pulled from the game and replaced by alternate Tim Keese after the league found out that Stropolo had posted photos of himself in Saints gear on his Facebook page.
The League felt it was a clear conflict of interest and decided that the ref could not be a fair judge of a game featuring his favorite team.
One would hope that the Old Media would take a lesson from the NFL. Shouldn’t the media bench anyone that is blatantly rooting for Obama and the Democrats?
How can we believe the “news” when it is so well known that the largest number of journalists are liberals and are in the tank for the left? Even the public at large thinks that reporters are leftists. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 46 percent of respondents felt that reporters were more liberal than the poll takers were.
Of course, if the Old Media were to bench every biased, left-wing journalist because of his obvious lean to the left, there may not be may of them left to do the reporting!
Warner Todd Huston
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