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 Post subject: Why do so many local reporters cover for Tomin's ass?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:00 pm 
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It's a serious question. Years ago I used to read Lolley and Wexell and those 2 guys were so far up Tomlin's ass it would make your head spin. I mean it was outright propaganda as far as I'm concerned. Any clock management or situational gaffe was defended. I'm not sure where Bouchette comes down. My theory used to be they simply liked Tomlin on a personal level(especially relative to Cowher who apparently treated a lot of the local media like pissants while sucking up to national media).


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In the old days, it was all about access.

Is that still the case? Are reporters worried if they dig too hard, they’ll not be granted access?

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 Post subject: Re: Why do so many local reporters cover for Tomin's ass?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:08 pm 
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I dunno, maybe they see him work every day and think he’s a pretty good football coach?

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 Post subject: Re: Why do so many local reporters cover for Tomin's ass?
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Jeemie wrote:
In the old days, it was all about access.

Is that still the case? Are reporters worried if they dig too hard, they’ll not be granted access?


Somewhat, yes.

"Made men" like Bouchette and Dulac got where they are because they will always report things the way the Rooneys want it reported.

A guy like Wexell, who has had his access revoked numerous times over the years, would absolutely worry about being overly critical. Especially since he's independent and his livelihood depends on it more than a guy like Bouchette or Dulac who in theory could just be moved to a new beat.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do so many local reporters cover for Tomin's ass?
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
I dunno, maybe they see him work every day and think he’s a pretty good football coach?


Doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be held accountable for the things that are holding him back.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do so many local reporters cover for Tomin's ass?
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
I dunno, maybe they see him work every day and think he’s a pretty good football coach?



Years ago Wexell said something along the lines of Tomlin being one of smartest human beings he had ever encountered. I'll let that sink for a couple fucking minutes.


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fortythree wrote:
Jeemie wrote:
In the old days, it was all about access.

Is that still the case? Are reporters worried if they dig too hard, they’ll not be granted access?


Somewhat, yes.

"Made men" like Bouchette and Dulac got where they are because they will always report things the way the Rooneys want it reported.

A guy like Wexell, who has had his access revoked numerous times over the years, would absolutely worry about being overly critical. Especially since he's independent and his livelihood depends on it more than a guy like Bouchette or Dulac who in theory could just be moved to a new beat.



Interesting and I appreciate your response. The only thing that doesn't add up is years ago Wexell was relentllessly on Cowher's ass(like many others) calling him out at every turn. So at that point, he didn't seem to fear losing access.


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redmanrumbles wrote:
bradshaw2ben wrote:
I dunno, maybe they see him work every day and think he’s a pretty good football coach?



Years ago Wexell said something along the lines of Tomlin being one of smartest human beings he had ever encountered. I'll let that sink for a couple fucking minutes.


Wexell must not have met very many people.

If he meant in football, maybe.

If in general, lmao.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do so many local reporters cover for Tomin's ass?
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redmanrumbles wrote:
fortythree wrote:
Jeemie wrote:
In the old days, it was all about access.

Is that still the case? Are reporters worried if they dig too hard, they’ll not be granted access?


Somewhat, yes.

"Made men" like Bouchette and Dulac got where they are because they will always report things the way the Rooneys want it reported.

A guy like Wexell, who has had his access revoked numerous times over the years, would absolutely worry about being overly critical. Especially since he's independent and his livelihood depends on it more than a guy like Bouchette or Dulac who in theory could just be moved to a new beat.



Interesting and I appreciate your response. The only thing that doesn't add up is years ago Wexell was relentllessly on Cowher's ass(like many others) calling him out at every turn. So at that point, he didn't seem to fear losing access.


1.) He hadn't lost his access yet.

2.) He still worked for a paper and not on his own.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do so many local reporters cover for Tomin's ass?
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1.) He hadn't lost his access yet.

2.) He still worked for a paper and not on his own.


Makes sense I suppose. My gut instinct was that his mancrush on Tomlin was 100% sincere though.


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