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01-25-2012, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Seb View Post
Hammer and both Kost bros had contacts with a drug dealer who got arrested, you think it won't make the news? Of course it will. They also got cleared, the media moved on. What's so horrible and disrespectful?



When they were approached by the cops, it wasn't a simply paparazzi-like story, it was news-worthy. Not sure why people blame the media for covering that story...



Why would he have the habs best interest at heart? He isn't paid by them, he is paid to share is opinions about the habs, not to pat on their back. Who cares if he's a sens, oilers, coyotes or blue jackets fan, it is irrelevant. If you don't like what he says, don't read him, it's that simple. You don't have to agree with the media all the time. Some agree with him some don't. It's the same with Réjean Tremblay.
Making assumptions, especially when they are criminal related, is extremely disrespectful and dishonest. Do players have to do background checks now when they meet someone and take their number to avoid media scrutiny?
Media feeds of assumptions and sensationalism to keep them dollars come in. Long due overhaul in media model, they are being outclassed by ****** comments.

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Originally Posted by Gabe84 View Post
Blaming the media is the silliest thing.

It's part of the market. Every sport franchises of the Habs' importance deal with the same thing. It's part of their GM's job, part of why they are earning their salaries. They have to handle the media, shelter the players, control the flow of information and most of all, not let them influence any decisions taken.

If you aren't happy with the product on the ice and think the media has anything to do with it, what you should be complaining about is management.
Personally i blame media in general for being incompetent, and using dubious tactics to sell, and quality of media is on a constant downhill.

Not to mention that the montreal sports media is always being commented on by players/coaches and fans in general. I don't see how it does not have an impact on day to day life of fans/players/management/owners.
It's to bipolar, and only floats on the extremes, positive or negatives. We would all benifit from more balanced media coverage, and not only in sports. But that's wishful thinking.

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