April 29, 2010
Good grief. I like Tiger. Really. Love to watch him play. I admire his ability. He's probably the best talent that golf has ever seen. But he's just a golfer, not the second coming. And when there's a golf tournament being played, there are a bunch of other guys playing in it besides Tiger. I'd kind of like to know what they did too. I'd even like to know who's leading the tournament, when Tiger isn't. But if you watch almost any local television station, they fall all over themselves trying to come up with some new way of reporting Tiger's day, often totally ignoring the rest of the field, including that day's leader. The headline SHOULD NOT BE "Tiger shoots a two over par 74 today at Quail Hollow. Details after the break," or "Tiger gets off to a slow start with a 74 today." After five minutes of commercials, all they talk about is His Tigerness, rather than the tournament results. Every time they bring his name up, they have to mention that he's returning from a 5 month break because of a sex scandal. How titillating. Didn't you guys report that story ad nauseam already? Is it just for ratings? So someone who doesn't like golf but sort of likes Tiger will sit there and watch the sports cast? What happened to news? When did it all become celebrity driven?
This is one of example of the many reasons why I almost never watch television news, and never have. Daily newspapers are bad with their Tiger-fawning headlines, but at least their story is long enough to tell you what you want to know. TV news is mostly drivel.