Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Next Stone

They keep throwing stones at Roger Clemens.

Journalists dared him to respond to the allegations made in George Mitchell’s report on steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

Clemens said they weren’t true in a statement and in a video that was posted on his Web site.

Next the media challenged Clemens to answer their questions.

He started with Mike Wallace on a 60 Minutes show that will be broadcast tomorrow and then he’ll hold an open press conference on Monday.

Now they are saying that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will get Clemens later this month.

The stones will keep flying no matter what Clemens says or where he says it.

The media decided to take him down the moment it leaked that his name was mentioned in Mitchell’s report. Why bother questioning and investigating anything or even reading the report? The truth never mattered and neither did the facts. Hitting the target was the only priority.

No one even considered that Clemens might be innocent.

And what if he is?

What if this public stoning of Roger Clemens – baseball’s greatest pitcher – is based on one person’s lie?

What if the man they are working so hard to convict is actually innocent?

Everyone should consider that before throwing the next stone.


Pete said...

If these people in the media and other assorted big-mouthed bloggers had any decency they would probably consider that, but these people have no decency or integrity. They are takedown artists and they don’t care if they takedown the wrong person as long as someone going down. And the bigger the target the better: Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Britney Spears…

JoeyBoy said...

Why would you think the media would examine both sides of a story? That would mean they are doing their job. The media has not done its job in a long, long, long time.

Donna said...

You couldn’t be more right. Everyone should consider that first.