Poor Tom Brady. The powerful people who control his world – NFL – didn’t like him or his boss or us massholes or something.It doesn’t matter. What does matter is the power – NFL- was out to get him.
Now because he is our guy and the line was drawn between us and the rest of the country we followed the details of Brady’s case. It was like he was our friend or son or brother or father unfairly being accused of something he didn’t do yet everyone believes he’s guilty. Frustrating.
Is this America? The national press ignoring the commissioner’s blatant lies.
Then we learned why the national media was sticking their head in the sand.
ABC, CBS, NBC, with very large long term contracts and cross ownership of other business interests with NFL owners made it easy for the Big O and El Prez to explain to the average Bostonian how fixed this thing is. Nothing in non-fiction explains better the abuses of power and the easy manipulation of the media than the well documented happenings of Tom and his work problem.
So why praise Goodlell? Here’s why.
Too much of the behind the scene’s power in America works this way. The means justify the ends and nobody cares about collateral damage. Power corrupts, remember? Goodall has given us a Harvard graduate degree on power, facts, and the media’s role. If this can happen then what else …?
As time goes by there will be more attention from the national media exposing the probable criminal relationship between the Boston Globe and some in the FBI/US Attorney’s Office. Huffington Post is sniffing around and smells a rat.
The phony baloney story we have been brain washed into believing concerning Whitey Bulger, John Connolly, John Martarano, Pat Nee, Bill Bulger, John Morris, Fred Wyshak, Kevin Cullen, Dick Lehr, Carmen Ortiz, and so many more.
It will sound crazy to us locals because we’ve been brainwashed on this.
Quick question. Is the following acceptable? Suppose the Boston Herald had a front page picture of a gang banger from Roxbury with the headline “SNITCH”. Then it named the kid and mocked him for being an informant for the DEA and presented the story as if it was doing a public good by publicly disclosing he’s an informant.
Rather than a gang banger suppose it was a celebrity? Makes the story sexy. Is that okay?
Answer: This is against every journalistic code not to the mention ethical, moral, and possibly criminal implications. Obvioulsy the publishing of the story is a death warrant. Besides, if the DEA wanted him as an informant why mock on top of reporting it? Does the Herald know more about using informants than the DEA? Of course not.
But that’s what the Globe did and it still reminds us of it it as if it was a noble thing. In the same breath Kevin Cullen publicly wonders why the informant he exposed was not killed. He sent the killers the message to kill. Why didn’t they kill? ( the answer is that 1. everyone in Boston was an informant at that time and 2. Nobody believed it.)
What power that is. The Globe can call a hit on anyone at anytime i suppose.
Just label someone a snitch. Who needs a gun? This is one of many tools a totalitarian governments and its controlled press do to keep everyone thinking correctly. Like ESPN has done with Brady.
Huffington Post is on to them. In thier old age McGrory, Cullen, Lehr, Murphy and others will be lonely old pariahs of the newspaper industry. Nobody will admit they were close friends. They will be the exact opposites of Woodward and Bernstein. Examples of media gone wrong. I Hope.
Whatever reasons Goodlell has to kill Brady the Globe’s reasons were and still are clear. Get Bill Bulger.
Anyone else hearing rumors of Carmen Ortiz leaving soon to go with a major law firm? The federal defense bar is keeping their fingers crossed. (Like it matters – Ortiz is an ignorant tool/pawn of the powerful but nameless and faceless people inside the Justice Department.