I will not talk about Rex and his wife here. This is a comment on Deadspin’s editorial policy. I would hardly call this ‘reporting.’
In case you haven’t seen this, Deadspin surfaced a foot fetish video that they insinuate involves the wife of New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan (and maybe Ryan himself).
Deadspin’s article has zero journalistic value. It is nothing more than holding up a married couple’s personal lifestyle choices for public ridicule. For me, no different than ostracizing two men who choose to share their lives together in a healthy, loving relationship. Oh wait, that already does happen, and it’s actually sanctioned by law. So perhaps here we see where attitudes of sexual bigotry begin.
Why did Deadspin launch such a thorough investigation into the sex life of a married couple? They didn’t just leave it at the video. They actively tracked down profiles from an adult website they link to the Ryans. Sexed-up stories become picked-up stories.
Deadspin also broke this tasty nugget, so it’s not the first time they’ve raised questions about the sexual habits of someone connected to the Jets. But the Brett Favre story has journalistic value – it is a story of Favre’s potential sexual harassment, that involves a forceful act against a non-consenting person that violated the trust of a professional relationship. Some would say that should not only be an on-the-job demerit, but an actual crime.
No children were harmed in the making of this video and no citizens had their rights violated. Anything between consenting adults should be considered socially acceptable. But as long as America remains a nation of prudes, voyeuristic non-journalism such as this will continue to sell.
Mugged twice on the way home tonight – first by a Lubavitcher, then by a Possum.
Picked up by numerous media outlets, including here, originally reported here. The New York Times, needless to say, uses its blog to spin it pro-Bloomberg.
Pot … Kettle. Kettle … Pot.
Mike Bloomberg bought out democracy, and bought out public office in what used to be the greatest city in America. He is the epitome of arrogance, the very incarnation of it.
I cannot imagine many acts that could be construed as more arrogant than using billions in accumulated personal fortune to purchase the deletion of a law voted into effect by the citizens you purport to represent.
And then the person who was so arrogant as to use his personal wealth to bribe the City Council of New York to overturn term limits which were voted into law by the citizens of New York spent the better part of the last decade in a fight against the forces of democracy. He staked a claim on the public office of the largest city in America, destroyed the cultural fabric of that city by pushing through a series of crooked real estate deals, and then turned the entire city into his own personal investment scheme by outsourcing all city business to private contractors that are nothing more than dummy companies set up to funnel profits back to him. He consistently and blatantly advocates sympathy for the extremely wealthy, who are easily the least likable group of people on the planet.
He installs cronies in decision-making positions throughout the city, including choosing a millionaire zombie who never sent her children to public school to run the public school system straight into the ground, further ensuring only rich people in New York will have access to quality education, and further ensuring that every office in this city that once existed for the good of The People is now controlled by minions who are overpaid to allow his leviathan tentacles to spread across the city and envelop all within.
Mike Bloomberg is beyond arrogant. He is arrogance personified. Maybe when you’re a billionaire, anyone who fails to be a Yes-Man, or fails to indulge your egotistical whims and fancies for a token buyout, is seen as arrogant.
Neutron Bomb inventor dies. Body vanishes.