Flyers Beat Writers' "Sources" Claims: Made-Up or Real?
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07-09-2011, 11:46 AM
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I put it more on people overreacting to everything that is written. Teams talk to eachother all the time. Most of the time, nothing comes of these talks. Someone covering the team writes that these teams are talking, and everyone expects something to happen.
Day 1: A Writer reports the Flyers are trying to trade for Stamkos
Days 1-5: After a lot of negotiating, Homer decides the price tag is just to high and breaks off negotiations.
Day 7: Flyers don't trade for Stamkos and people just assume the writter lied and made up that sources were saying that.
Yep, there's a cognitive disconnect (for whatever reason) between "rumor" and "fact" which reporters get unfairly criticized for.
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