The media

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2015' started by Big Pete, Jun 16, 2015.

    Have they gone too far this series?

    Sure, there's always been a bit of banter but the back-page for the past few games has just been petty back and forths from both states.

    NSW calling Cam Smith a phony, Queensland calling NSW the worst side of all-time, NSW calling the Queenslander's grubs and now Queensland calling Gal a drug cheat.

    While it adds to the theatre, none of these journos have to run out to the field on Wednesday and seem to be getting awfully personal.

    Are they going too far?
     
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  1. ningnangnong

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    It's over the top garbage, but there's people out there who eat it up, so they'll keep doing it.

    News is a business more than ever, nowadays.
     
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  2. Depends if you read them. I generally avoid the news all together. It's 99% clickbait/inflammatory rubbish, if it's really important enough I'll hear about it through other avenues, like right here on BHQ.
     
  3. abashii

    abashii NRL Player

    I agree the slights against Hodgo's good nature have been a bit cheap, but I don't know how you could think calling Gallen a drug cheat is going too far. If anything it's not going too far enough.

    If they wanted to present a fair and balanced perspective on the man picked to lead NSW they should have referred to him as a stitch-ripping squirrel-gripping coward-punching floor-pissing cheap-shotting diving whinging self-admitted drug cheat who is the losingest State of Origin captain of all time. Dead set, this NSW team is a dirty pair of undies under the bed of the NRL, and Captain Peptides is nothing more than a dirty wet skidmark right up the middle.
     
  4. Now this is news I'd like to read everyday :laugh:
     
  5. Yes.
     
  6. Holy shit! Post of the year!
     
  7. Can I quote you... please?
     
  8. Here's my problem with it.

    If it was somebody involved in the match, I could understand it as far as building heat but the media have no influence of the game so who is really getting over here? If anything they're damaging the reputation of the game by saying things like 'This is the worst team ever' or 'this guy is a drug cheat' because it paints the game in a negative light.

    Origin will draw in spite of itself but if the NRL knew what's best, they'd reign them in because these articles are doing far more bad than good.

    And that's because they're terrible at their jobs and get stonewalled for asking dumb questions about DCE which were always going to get treated one way. Their inability to draw a compelling reaction from their interviewees is telling and right now we've got one of the most boring Origin builds in one time where the media is trying to get themselves over.
     
  9. Charmamba

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    Gallen is such a cheat, he played the entire Origin campaign last year while suspended! Could be the biggest cheat in sporting history. Fifa could have blamed him for their scandals and we would have accepted that.
     
  10. Bucking Beads

    Bucking Beads International Captain

    It is way over the top. Both Origin camps spend the week trying to influence the referees and calling each other grubs, thugs and any other name they can get away with. The entertainment is the actual game not the garbage the media push for a week before each game. It has gone past a bit of friendly banter now. Social media has made it worse with the meme craze and constant abuse between the two supporter bases online.
     
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  11. Broncoman

    Broncoman State of Origin Rep

    The media just have to play to the fans and public it's not their job to be informative. I just avoid it at all costs.
     
  12. Broncoman

    Broncoman State of Origin Rep

    Big words from a guy that supports a team that is lead by a bloke who lead a team through the worst excuse of cheating in the games history and ruined 4 years for everyone else, a guy that loves niggle more than anyone else (Hodges), a guy that assaulted his girlfriend (Inglis), a guy that headbuts in tackles (Myles) a guy that uses his studs as a shield (Slater) a guy that accused the NRL of match fixing and called them corrupt (Thurston).

    I can go on forever
     
  13. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    Who gives a ****, you have Bird & Gallen. end of.
     
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  14. Broncoman

    Broncoman State of Origin Rep

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    QLD is classy
     
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  15. Bucking Beads

    Bucking Beads International Captain

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  16. Charmamba

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    Oh so have an issue with the gay community now down there?
     
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  17. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    Seriously? our fanbase, I mean seriously?

    I wouldn't go throwing the word classy around with the comments you have just made. I'm sure NSW are stoked to have a homophobic little prick like yourself as part of their fanbase.
     
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  18. Charmamba

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    Please do, i'll just take a note out of the big book of NSW bludging and sip me a cruiser on the roof while I wait... If I get bored enough I may even use the bottle to glass my missus before doing a line of coke.
     
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  19. Morkel

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    * Greg Bird glassed his misses and tried to pin it on someone else.
    * Farah is so obsessed with himself that he deliberately sabotages his team's performances in the interests of undermining his coach(es).
    * Dugan almost destroyed his career because he though acting like an adult was beneath him. Also has a tattoo of a dude's face on his thigh.
    * Beau Scott is actually proud of the fact that his career has been based on cheap, late, and cowardly shots on people when their back is turned and they're not expecting it. He's "tough" in the same way as tripping over old people is "tough".
    * David Klemmer's one and only party trick is deliberately try to knee people in the face when running. Apparenty "he's not scared of anything". Except he's scared of his opponents having a fair shot at tackling him ???
     
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