Following some of the varied and predictable reactions from Bob Kraft’s statement yesterday, here is a post from long time BSMW member “02062” from the board last night. I think it deserves a wider audience.
Just imagine if Kraft had hired private eyes to tail someone or start making inquiries about a media darling/quote machine?
Invasion of privacy, heavy-handedness would be tossed around for days/weeks/months.
Hell some of these same people who are outraged now about what the Patriots knew and when they knew it, sat around and played grabarse with Jose Canseco when they already KNEW about his domestic battery issues.
It was all #^$@z and grins and Davios gift cards, and they knew Jose liked to try and run down the ex with his car.
But hey, it was “guy radio” and they are all nice guys off the air.
One of them makes a racist remark? So what destroy the tapes. Two weeks of fill in time during July will pay for my vacation this year.
One of them allegedly beats up an old guy who walks with a cane? No big deal. 2 o’clock tomorrow with him? I’ll be there, will it be catered?
One of their offspring gets arrested and charged with the same thing Alfonzo Dennard did? Oh, that’s a personal matter, off limits, I have my journalistic integrity to uphold.
One member of their profession is caught red handed for not sourcing properly is forced to retire and than lands across town? Well, he’s a really good guy, so we won’t discuss it.
Another member of their pumps a video tape that up until now, DOES NOT EXIST. Well, lets move him to the Red Sox beat all is forgotten.
One of the more recently minted crapstirrers is in the big leagues at the height of the steroids era AND is best friends with a guy WHO WAS ACCUSED of being a doper? He now says he saw nothing and the rest of them say, good enough for me; would you like to play in my charity baseball game?
Hey you put Raymond Clayborn in a hamper and you visited a guy accused of 19 murders in the can at Leavenworth? What a delightful tale Willie. I’d sure like it if you could make a phone call for me and hook me up with a tee time at South Shore or Green Harbor.
“How are the kids?” Oh they’re terrific, one of them landed an internship at a production house run by one of the Sox ownership group. Small world, huh?
How about making inappropriately critical comments about the Bruins owner which gets you removed from that beat, put on the Patriots beat which is then a springboard to the highest profile job in the city?
I’m still waiting for ONE of them, anyone of them to look up some of the charitable filings by some of their colleagues and do a little journalism on that topic. But, if you do that, no second helping at the carving station and no free cigars for you pal.
You never really know people the way you think you do.
First the outrage was about Kraft’s silence and now because Kraft admits to being “duped” we’ll, that’s just unacceptable.
Besides feeling duped, I’m sure he’s embarrassed, humiliated, disgusted and ashamed.
The majority of the folks who cover all the teams could use a little of all four of those.
Enjoy your victory laps you miserable bastards.
To be fair, not everyone in the media thought Kraft needed to talk. Kirk Minihane among them.