Tabloid-Style Sensationalism The Name Of The Game In Media Vs. NHL War

December 7th, 2009 by Aaron Tom Leave a reply »
As hockey fans, we've seen it hundreds of times before:  A brutal headshot makes headlines on and gets featured on SportsCenter, or a fight that leaves a player unconscious is condemned between the pages of Sports Illustrated. 

Then, suddenly, hundreds of magazines and newspapers jump all over the ensuing coverage, offering their negative takes on the situation and ramming their worthless opinions down the throats of the public.

But the question is, where are these media outlets when the NHL does something positive? 

This is the kind of hypocritical, biased reporting that seems to run rampant in the United States. 

Publications that couldn't care less about the sport, and that don't even offer comprehensive ice hockey coverage, suddenly make front-page room to write about the latest "catastrophe", or the latest near-death scenario, while featuring a large, blown-up photograph of a motionless player lying on the ice with a background no doubt consisting of a temporary carpet of sticks and gloves, with referees attempting to break up an entanglement of enraged players.

Then writers are paid to "condemn" ...

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