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08-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
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BALCO wasn't BALCO unless some investigative journalists did their homework and the media decided it was worth paying attention to. ESPN dictates the national sports discussion. Why did Congress decide to get involved? Because the press had whipped itself into a frenzy and the politicians smelled an opportunity. None of this happens unless the media drives the story.
Without the press deciding this was the scandal du jour, there's no congressional inquiry. There's no Mitchell Report. No one cares about what Jose Canseco says. Everything gets swept under the rug.
Certainly respect your opinion, and what you say about the media does have some basis in fact...but the bottom line is that regardless what the media does, without Congress getting involved, the MLBPA is still fighting tooth and nail over any testing at all based on their 'invasion of privacy' mantra.
That's what the media would be reporting.
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