Originally Posted by traderumor
His new story doesn't add up with the old story. Yet, the old story was used for his and ND's benefit. But no one is retracting or correcting the facts. It is just a new story--I was the victim of an internet and telephone hoax--but there were physical contact accounts in the original story. His PR person isn't real smart if he thinks that no one will detect and make a story of the inconsistencies. For example, I would think deadspin would do a follow up once Te'o stops talking. Which is what a good PR firm would have done in the first place--advise him to tell the truth, tell the whole truth, and tell it first. He and ND made the classic PR blunders of doing the exact opposite--sit on the scandal, let the press report their version of the facts, then lie to cover up the truth. Bad, bad PR advice. Now, its just a media quagmire. He better make an appointment with Tiger and his advisors about reputation recovery 101.
Maybe, but I bet(and the PR people are obviously betting) that people will simply run out of interest in the story and any corrections will essentially be swept under the rug with a shrug.
We heard the initial story which had a huge audience interested, then we heard that story was a lie, which was a huge story, then we heard what the "truth behind the lie" was, and there was a smaller audience. Now the "truth behind the lie that they said was the truth?" At a certain point people stop caring.
Manti's running a four corner offense on his 15 minutes of "infamy."