Phony self-righteousness. That's why so many Americans can't stand mainstream media. There was another textbook example of this over the weekend aimed at Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray.
On Saturday, Murray, who plays quarterback for the University of Oklahoma, was awarded the Heisman as the best college football player in the country. It was a momentous honor and an unforgettable night for the 21-year-old. But then came Sunday morning's fallout. A hit piece by Scott Gleeson in USA Today. Gleeson's crack reporting dug deep into Kyler Murray's shady past… on Twitter. Gleeson uncovered the absolutely shocking, completely unheard-of truth that fourteen-year-olds say immature things when they're bantering with their friends. It's almost too appalling to imagine – Murray, when he was fourteen and fifteen, tweeted his friends and used an anti-gay slur.
So then yesterday, Murray had to issue an apology for something he said seven years ago when he was in junior high. Seriously, if the media wants to continue this witch hunt, it will never end because I don't know anyone who doesn't have something stupid and embarrassing lurking in their junior high past.
Now, there's a cautionary tale here about kids using social media. Basically, it's a terrible idea with no upside in the current culture. But setting that aside for a separate debate, who wants their worst moments from when they were teenagers paraded through the media and used as a litmus test for who you are as an adult? It's an insane and dangerous path that the media is treading.
The Leftist media doesn't believe in a person's ability to mature and change over time, unless of course the change is from one sex to another.
The Leftist media doesn't believe in a person's ability to mature and change over time, unless of course the change is from one sex to another. Then it's perfectly acceptable.
This kind of "reporting" is not journalism. It's some kind of virtue-signaling charade, a cruel game of "gotcha," with no actual upside for whatever agenda they're peddling. You know, kind of like something a fourteen-year-old might do.