Friday, January 30, 2015

Josh Gordon, ahem, "writes" open letter to critics

The troubled Browns' receiver has "written" a detailed essay and released it to the general public, although it is aimed squarely at the many prominent critics who have grown either tired of watching him waste his God-given talent, or genuinely concerned about the dangerous path on which he seems to be traveling.

To be honest, I'm not sure which aspect of this letter offends me more: the uncanny way in which Gordon toggles back and forth between claiming ownership for his own mistakes, and blaming others for his problems...or the ridiculous notion that the 23-year-old wide receiver "wrote" a single word of this well-crafted piece of publicist-driven propaganda. 

 "What I do know is the following: I am not a drug addict; I am not an alcoholic; I am not someone who deserves to be dissected and analyzed like some tragic example of everything that can possibly go wrong for a professional athlete. And … I am not going to die on account of the troubled state you wrongly believe my life to be in. I am a human being, with feelings and emotions and scars and flaws, just like anyone else. I make mistakes — I have made a lot of mistakes — but I am a good person, and I will persevere."

You can read the entire letter, clearly hand-crafted by not just a single publicist, but most likely an entire team of lawyers collaborating with the creative writing professors at one or more local universities, and judge for yourself.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The 60 Minutes Interview with Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams

Below, the slanted, biased, baiting interview conducted by CBS News' Bill Whitaker with Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams:

What did you think of the way Whitaker slanted his story, and what is your opinion of the Chief's handling of the questions? Did the city of Cleveland come off looking better--or worse--after this story?

Discuss with me on The Authority this morning at 9AM by calling 216.901.0945 or 888.281.1110, right here on AM 1420 The Answer.

Unarmed suspect killed by officer in November--ignored by media, govt. leaders

As the focus continues to be on people of color being killed in confrontations by police, why did the shooting of THIS unarmed suspect being shot--captured by police body camera--not make it to the national news?

I'll give you one guess.