MidwestHawker wrote:It's pretty sad and pathetic that journalists even have a unified "side," a side that all bands together like the mafia to try to bully their way into getting what they want.
They're a bunch of jackals and very few operate with any sense of integrity. It's lovely that anyone would want to defend such a group.
Look up the word mafia in the dictionary. I don't recall John Clayton having someone "silenced" for refusing to do an interview.
99% of journo's are good, honest, hard working individuals just trying to earn a living like anyone else. And they don't deserve to be treated like crap, whether they're talking to Lynch, Kaepernick or any other multi millionaire who doesn't feel like answering basic questions about a football game.
Lynch can do what he wants for all I care. If he doesn't want to talk to the media, that's his choice and decision.
But he and therefore we have to respect that the media have every right to call him out as a consequence.
If he didn't want this noise, he should've just answered the questions like the other 100+ players at media day.
Scottemojo wrote:Journalists, even our own Rob, are extremely threatened by guys like Marshawn.
Not threatened at all Scotte. The ones who don't want to talk, their choice. No skin off my nose.
What I don't get is everyone calling out the media for criticising anyone who decides to act like Lynch did yesterday.
It's as much their right to do that as it is for Lynch to ignore honest, humble questions.