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The Fairness Of The Media:

Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:46 pm

A lot of people happen to think that the media is often unfair, and there certainly have been examples lately...here's one that goes back to the 1986 NCAA tournament, which tells you that this is not a new problem...source here is the book A Season on the Brink, by John Feinstein, which was about the 1985-1986 Indiana University Men's Basketball team, coached by the legendary Bob Knight, at the press conference the day before Indiana's 1986 NCAA Tournament game against Cleveland State:

Reporter from Cleveland: Coach, most people in Cleveland think that Cleveland State has two chances in this game, slim and none. What do you think?

Bob Knight: If that's true, then the people in Cleveland don't know very much about basketball.

Bob Knight finishes his portion of the press conference, and Cleveland State's coach, Kevin Mackey, goes into the press conference. Keep in mind this was about two minutes later.

Same Reporter as earlier: Coach, Bob Knight was just in here and he said the people in Cleveland don't know much about basketball.

Nuff said, right?
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RE: The Fairness Of The Media:

Sat Aug 28, 2004 4:16 pm

Practically every single time I have read a news article about something that I know about first-hand (like, I was there, or gave the news conference), I see that reporters nearly always make significant mistakes, which can either be laughable or seriously distorting the truth of the matter. Reporters rarely know jack-sh&t - that's why they are reporters. That's why you can never depend on one news source, even if it is of such a stature as Reuters or AP.

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