Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Twisting Stories

The guys gathered around Juan Carlos’s coffee cart this morning were determined to wring some truth from a story that hangs heavy over the Bronx.

“I’ve never questioned someone’s word without a reason,” says Jon from Highbridge. “And Roger Clemens has never given me a reason to question anything.”

Everyone agrees.

“Newspapers and radio talk shows like to question Roger’s word because it makes a good story,” offers Javier from Walton Avenue. “Journalism used to be about getting the truth, but now it’s just about getting the juiciest story.”

“They’re parrots not journalists,” Jon says. “George Mitchell told them what to think and what to say and what to write. And, of course, Brian McNamee is like George ‘I can not tell a lie’ Washington.”

Everyone laughs.

“But now we know that even Washington lied,” Javier says. “It’s supposed to be media’s job to investigate the facts and not just give us their opinion of facts that someone else dumped in their lap.”

“Roger is the only one talking right now and he says the whole story is not true,” Jon adds. “Why doesn’t that count for anything?”

Javier chuckles.

“Because that’s not the way they want to twist the story.”


Pete said...

Since the media is big business itself, I suppose they have no financial interest in questioning or investigating authority.

Donna said...

Some people (writers and TV types mostly) like to question Roger simply because they are vindictive and mean.

JoeyBoy said...

You are right, Donna. Those “who can’t” like to boo those “who can.” It’s really just jealousy for a lot of people.