Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Steve Moore files civil lawsuit

We knew it was coming, but definitely the most interesting aspect of this move is its timing. Another media sideshow for the team to deal with.

And I was just thinking this morning how CBC's interview with Bertuzzi following the game was probably the first large-scale Q&A in which he wasn't asked about 'the incident.' I hope he enjoyed it while it lasted.

Andy Grabia has more.



At 7:47 p.m., February 15, 2006, Anonymous Julian said...

I got home from class just in time to see a reporter on the CBC talking about the story, and when he commented something along the lines of "we'll have to see if this story has legs" and what sort of impact it would have on the team, I nearly threw my backpack at the TV. The media makes the news, they'll decide if it has legs, there won't be any "wait and see".

At 8:32 p.m., February 15, 2006, Blogger James Mirtle said...

Someone has to decide the news. The best the public can do is put their dollars behind the publications and broadcasts producing the highest quality of journalism. (That's what I do.)

Unfortunately, many people aren't willing to put their dollars into any media, yet they're unsatisfied with the quality of news being produced. It's a delicate dance, my friends.

At 2:25 a.m., February 16, 2006, Anonymous Natan said...

No Way. People can contribute to the media without parting with their money. They just speak up. It don't have to sound fancy if it's the truth. Any time you get a handful of people (media elites) deciding what the news should be, you're bound to get slightly less than honest, reliable reporting. Which is totally against the point of reporting, if you think about it.

At 3:03 a.m., February 16, 2006, Anonymous Natan said...

Oh, and my original point: I think the media is going to get a lot more worked up about this than Bertuzzi will. Remember, Orca Bay can afford to swallow the $1.5 M they'll end up settling for, and I think that when Bertuzzi's contract is up in a few years, OB'll have no qualms with parting with $15 M more.

Anyhow, I saw the highlights tonite - Bertuzzi looks like a man on a mission!

At 4:12 p.m., February 16, 2006, Anonymous Martin said...

Moore's lawyer says the timing had nothing to do with the Olympics, and everything to do with the expiry on Feb 15, 2006 of the 2 year limit Moore & his legal team had to file their claim. This makes sense. Were it not for digging by one reporter who remembered the 2 year limit & took the trouble to check for the claim, the story would have passed un-noticed. Too bad Moore has been wrongfully tarred for having timed this for maximum Olympic exposure. Once again Moore is an innocent victim.


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