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Red Buckeye
09-12-2012, 08:11 PM
If you haven't heard about this yet, Brando was on his radio show Tuesday and was calling Urban Meyer arrogant because Brando claims Meyer demanded that the Buckeyes be allowed to play in the Big Ten Championship.

Wrong Brando! He was asked to provide a link to Meyer saying this, and Brando as of today still hasn't produced anything. Even some of his CBS colleagues are telling him he should apologize to Meyer and Ohio State for spreading what are obvious lies.

I know there are plenty of Buckeye haters out there, but you should read the link below. It's quite comical watching Brando get destroyed by Buckeye Nation.

I always thought reporting something with no factual basis was considered slander. But anyways it's pretty appaling to me that someone in the position Brando is in would simply make something up like this.



http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2012-articles/september/twitter-wars-tim-brando-vs-buckeye-nation.html

Joseph
09-12-2012, 10:08 PM
Is he a reporter or is he a personality? I'm seriously not trying to be nitpicky towards your statement, merely pointing out that these days I think most people in Brando's place don't care about 'reporting' only making waves.

He probably LOVES that fans of OSU are trying to take him to task. You [and I] are here talking about it, which is what he wants. This is not about telling a lie or not telling a lie, its about listeners and advertisers.

Sea Ray
09-12-2012, 10:33 PM
It doesn't matter what he is. I think even if those of us on RZ say something like that, they should apologize if they can't back it up

dougdirt
09-12-2012, 10:38 PM
Simply being unable to provide a link doesn't make it a lie. Unless he says he read it somewhere online.

Brutus
09-12-2012, 10:44 PM
Simply being unable to provide a link doesn't make it a lie. Unless he says he read it somewhere online.

True, it's possible he thought he read it or took something out of context, but there doesn't appear to be anything remotely resembling what he's accusing Meyer of. It's hard to see how/where he got the impression that happened.

Still, it shouldn't be hard to reference whatever comment he thought Meyer made. That he hasn't done that sure doesn't bode well for his intentions.

kaldaniels
09-12-2012, 11:37 PM
Simply being unable to provide a link doesn't make it a lie. Unless he says he read it somewhere online.

Jerry, just remember. It's not a lie... if you believe it... - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn_PSJsl0LQ)

Red Buckeye
09-13-2012, 09:42 AM
Simply being unable to provide a link doesn't make it a lie. Unless he says he read it somewhere online.

He said he has "multiple sources", yet can't even show people one of those sources.

I'm not sure if you read the discussion on the link I provided, but halfway through it Brando goes from having multiple sources to saying it's his opinion.

And of course he is doing it for ratings. He knows how big and proud Buckeye Nation is of OSU and knew saying what he said would generate hits on his website and ratings on his radio show.

Still , it's nice knowing the guy got called out, again even by his CBS colleagues, for what is an obvious fictional event that never happened.

I mean if the guy has multiple sources shouldn't he be able to provide just one?

Sea Ray
09-13-2012, 12:50 PM
Simply being unable to provide a link doesn't make it a lie. Unless he says he read it somewhere online.

Let's not get hung up on the terminology. If he can't back it up, he's being very irresponsible for going public in the first place

RiverRat13
09-13-2012, 02:14 PM
Is he a reporter or is he a personality?

He anchors CBS's studio show, so in my mind that makes him a reporter.

bucksfan2
09-13-2012, 02:19 PM
He anchors CBS's studio show, so in my mind that makes him a reporter.

If your going to be one of the major networks anchors you have to hold your self to a higher set of standards. It would be similar to Bob Costas, Jim Nantz, Dan Patrick, etc, spewing out this without backing it up with facts.

kaldaniels
09-13-2012, 03:20 PM
Isn't he the one who railed for weeks that OSU would get destroyed by UM in the NC game?

Red Buckeye
09-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Isn't he the one who railed for weeks that OSU would get destroyed by UM in the NC game?

Yes he is.

Brutus
09-13-2012, 08:06 PM
Isn't he the one who railed for weeks that OSU would get destroyed by UM in the NC game?

Said they would lose 48-14 or something along those lines. I don't remember the exact score but it was sizable.

dougdirt
09-14-2012, 11:16 PM
Let's not get hung up on the terminology. If he can't back it up, he's being very irresponsible for going public in the first place

Eh, I don't know. I have gone public with a few things before where there was no way I was going to give up the exact person who told me about it. It wasn't irresponsible on my part, because it was from a trusted source. Simply because I couldn't say who told me doesn't mean it never happened/was said.

This scenario apparently is quite different than the one I laid out, as apparently he went from having sources to saying it was his opinion.

Sea Ray
09-16-2012, 01:50 PM
Eh, I don't know. I have gone public with a few things before where there was no way I was going to give up the exact person who told me about it. It wasn't irresponsible on my part, because it was from a trusted source. Simply because I couldn't say who told me doesn't mean it never happened/was said.

This scenario apparently is quite different than the one I laid out, as apparently he went from having sources to saying it was his opinion.

Let's get specific. If you go public with a quote from a famous person like the head coach from a school like OSU, you ought to be able to back it up. If you're not comfortable revealing the source then you ought not go public with it. Urban Meyer deserves the chance to defend himself. If we don't at least have that level of standards in journalism then we'll be at a point where we tune it all out because we can't decipher fact from fiction

Hoosier Red
09-16-2012, 02:46 PM
I tend to be of the opinion that unnamed sources are fine so long as you identify them as such. People should take an unnamed source with the grain of salt. Some times there's a good reason why someone would be an unnamed source, but sometimes its just because they're afraid of being identified because they're perhaps not being 100% truthful about their own role in something.

But when a host says he is pulling from "multiple published sources," and then can't back up what he says with the exception of 1 source that isn't what he said it was. That's simply slinging mud.

dougdirt
09-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Let's get specific. If you go public with a quote from a famous person like the head coach from a school like OSU, you ought to be able to back it up. If you're not comfortable revealing the source then you ought not go public with it. Urban Meyer deserves the chance to defend himself. If we don't at least have that level of standards in journalism then we'll be at a point where we tune it all out because we can't decipher fact from fiction

If you start revealing your sources, you soon won't have any sources. There is a reason that some journalist wind up in jail over not revealing their sources on things.