Colorado Avalanche Writer Fails Ethics 101, Calgary Flames Uncensored

November 19th, 2009 by M MacDonald Hall Leave a reply »
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There's an old-school sporting ideal which reserves a right to certain levels of privacy and professional discretion, especially within the insulated bowels and back offices of otherwise public forums. In this day of free-flowing information, what kind of confidentiality lies "down the tunnel"?


The “Edit" Button: Technical, Ethical, or Extinct?

Denver Post columnist and blogger Adrian Dater has raised the ire of the Calgary Flames and local hockey media, and it all started with a twit…I mean, tweet.  

Posting a blog following Tuesday night’s game between the Colorado Avalanche and the hosting Flames, Dater also made a backhanded statement of regret for reporting second-hand information regarding Colorado’s Northwest Division foe on Twitter. It was through the social-networking übersite that he disclosed a post-game, behind-closed-doors incident in the Flames dressing room.

There had already been a brief report of agitated voices from the stalls in the Pengrowth Saddledome, explained and accepted as the common post-loss disturbances, which occur in all types of competition. The noi ...

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