Still neck deep in research of the myriad of Democrat folly, the labyrinth of bureaucracies created by John Martin to cover them up and keep them intact, and the desperate attempts by Emily Cain and others to blame the forty year compilation of such on the one year of efforts to clean it up by the LePage administration. So I decided to shine the light of scrutiny on a much lighter subject, just plain old media stupidity. Yes, we all love to watch the media’s inept attempts to simply tell the facts. This is always followed with that warm nostalgic feeling when this same media follows its own predictable pattern of insulting our intelligence by claiming through spin and diversion that it is telling the facts.
I am a fan of the game of football. I am a fan of the New England Patriots. The Patriots won a decisive playoff victory over the Denver Broncos, which is in the process of training and molding a very young quarterback. This young man has been the subject of, perhaps, the greatest outpouring of media stupidity I have seen or heard. I have stayed away from this hilarity for reasons of trying to maintain some dignity. But there are some sad tendencies within the media that ooze throughout the reporting world with unfortunate regularity. The tendency most consistent is the tendency to….lie.
A couple of weeks ago, it was widely reported, after a poor showing against the Kansas City Chiefs, that the back-up quarterback was getting most of the reps and that Denver had installed a new offense for him for the play-offs. Well then, a nasty thing called the truth appeared that Sunday. Tim Tebow did play and did beat the Pittsburg Steelers. The great quarterback Phil Simms revealed in his color commentary that the “new offense” installed was the customary two reps that a back-up receives at the Friday practice before the game. This is done to remind the quarterback next in line what a football looks like, how it feels in his hand, and that it should be thrown in the direction of his teammates with some semblance of accuracy and purpose. The coach then hopes his back-up will, in an emergency, show some mastery of the choreographed dance of large, overly padded men hurling and smashing themselves into each other with extreme prejudice. What a great sport!
Did the media apologize for such a glaring lie? Did sports writers admit their lack of knowledge of truth and that they are better suited to be writing talking points for Emily Cain or John Martin? No! Why? Because they hate the fact that he exercises his Constitutional right to express his faith in public.
I share a very similar faith with this young man. So you may ask how I feel about his expression of faith. I DON’T CARE!! He is an American and he can express his faith how he pleases. Some have accused him of saying God helps him win. He has never said that. Another lie!
I’m going to drop a theological bombshell here. Hang on!! God doesn’t care a hoot what team wins a football game. What he cares about is that all of us who claim to be Christians live out our lives, in the other six days of a week, as reflection of the God we worship on Sunday.
The behavior around Tim Tebow is silly. The tendency of the media to lie with arrogant impunity is not. The media will continue to do this unless we the people demand they stop and respond with the truth.