Schaap Talk: What Te’o Fiasco Says About Journalism


Jeremy Schaap examines how journalists accepted the Manti Te’o story without fact checking


7 thoughts on “Schaap Talk: What Te’o Fiasco Says About Journalism

  1. Zom B Bongs

    Seriously people. The thought process of your average Hawaiian does not follow the same path as the general U.S., and even world, population. It’s not a educational or comprehension issue like you might find in the deep south or a 3rd world country. It’s like finding a tribe in the middle of the jungle that uses all the modern conveniences we do but has? little to no awareness of the outside world. If we only discussed athletes on a sports level and didn’t worship them, this wouldn’t even matter.

  2. MajiqueCole

    He shitted on the media and he got what he was aiming for in? the end…FAME and ATTENTION.

  3. Zom B Bongs

    Only a few people know the truth about this story and whether Manti had anything to do with it, but something that most people have a hard time believing is how he could have fallen for it if he wasn’t involved. I? had the luck of having dealt with state employees of Hawaii on a daily basis while working at a call center a while back and I can tell you that it is like another country. It’s hard to imagine a state more disconnected from the rest of the country and how most people behave.

  4. shizz52

    In my opinion, when an individual states someone or people have died, you take a person’s word. Being Te’o HAD such character and integrity at the time one would not think to check obituaries or facts. I guess the question would be “Who would lie about a death?” I appreciate all the? fact checking now and have been siding with Stephen A. Smith and his take on the Te’o situation. This story is definitely embarrassing on various levels.

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