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Flyers fans the victims of lazy journalism

October 15th 2011 17:42
Lazy journalism is rampant in this country, especially when it comes to sports writers. Rather then reporting what really happens, many so called professionals report anything that will attract readers, rather then reporting the facts.

Rather then defend myself and my fellow Flyers fans like a lawyer, let me just report the facts and I'll let you judge. If you're still outraged and disgusted, then so be it.

During a break in the action, Sidney Crosby's face comes on the screen. Now without waiting to see what the message was, we immediately booed. This booing took place for all of a couple seconds. It is a natural reaction here in Philly to boo our fiercest rivals. We do not hear that this is an anti-cancer ad until about 7 seconds into the commercial. By the time this message was made known, the booing had already stopped.

Now that you know the facts and if you still think that we committed a major foul here, then please let me know why.

The link to the ad is provided below.

Hockey Fights Cancer 2011

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Comment by Joe Soriano

October 16th 2011 06:16
I don't think it's lazy journalism, because I have a harsher outlook. Even though I am a Pens' fan, there is absolutely nothing wrong with booing a rival player. Hell, that's what we want! Right? I mean, the NHL should be happy that rivals are being cultivated. The fans had no idea, however, that this was a commercial about the fight against cancer, and I bet many of those fans have lost loved ones from cancer (I know I have). This is simply a case of a journalist trying to make a story out of one grain of truth, and then expanding it to make it filled with lies and heavy opinions. I hate it when writers distort the truth. Thanks for posting man, and make sure to visit the Orble Sport Blog/Forum as well as my personal website. The forum is for Roman senators- oh wait, Brutus killed Caesar for nothing. The forum is for bloggers to read about what is going on in the network, and you can also write your own posts in there to talk about what you want people to do.

Comment by Adam B. D.

October 16th 2011 16:57
Thanks for the comment Joe. The way you described what the writer of the story did is what I think of with lazy journalism, so I guess we just view the term differently, but your description was right on.

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