Originally posted by lamontb:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
What a prick. For a guy who professes a Christian faith, that sure wasn't Jesus-like. But more than just being rude and defensive, he was also classless and unprofessional.
It's now clear that he's taken on more than he can chew as an NFL head coach, and I honestly don't see him around after this season unless we win the division. Anything less, and he's out.
Don't want to get on a tangent, but wasn't Jesus a person who told the truth, no matter how brutal. Sometimes that can be taken as rude. Singletary didn't lie to the reporter. He told him the truth of how he feels about the situation and wants to talk about other things. A guy can only say the same things so many times. The reporter should just check transcripts or previous interviews about this topic.
Is it good reporting to ask a question that has already been answered or is it better to ask a different question that may get the interviewee to reveal this issue? It was a dumb question because the exact question has been asked a number of times already.
Rather convenient to hide behind the whole "truth" thing so you can be an ass to someone who is merely asking you a question as part of his job. Look, if O'Donnell was being a jerk about it, it would be a different story....but he was just doing his job, asking about a situation that is obviously of interest to a lot of people.
Btw, the interviewee doesn't get to dictate to the reporter what can or can't be asked without coming off like an ass. If you're in the public eye and YOU AGREE to be interviewed, just be a man and answer the questions. Don't act like a little kid, like a bully trying to intimidate and demean another person...that just perpetuates the situation.
The REAL truth is (if he was REALLT being honest) very likely that someone did rat out Jimmy Raye, and that Raye isn't much of an OC, which speaks directly to Sing's judgement.
If I had to guess, this is likely the source of Singletary's anger/frustration, and not just being asked the same questions by reporters (which happens all the time).
so, let me get this straight, there's no rules on what an interviewer can ask but there are rules on how an interviewee can state an answer?
The media gets away with being rude way more often than does a person being interviewed. Yes, he agreed on the interview. That doesn't mean has isn't allowed to be stern, answer the question the way he feels like answering it and let the interviewer know that that's all he's going to get.
He didn't get personal with the interviewer and that's all that matters. Everything else done was within the scope of interviewer/interviewee dynamic.
I never said there aren't any rules for the interviewer. I even said that if O'Donnell was being a jerk or asking inappropriate questions then he would've been out of line.
But O'Donnell was just asking what everyone wants to know (and did so respectfully), and Sing simply didn't want to answer (and in the process, came across as an ass). You don't want to answer a question, coach...fine, just be a professional and say, "you know, I've already addressed it and it's water under the bridge." Coaches do that all the time when they want to avoid certain questions.
The unprofessional (and eventually unemployed) react the way Singletary did.
Exactly. How hard would it have been for Sing to simply say that we had a press conference about this yesterday the yahoo article is in accurate now let's talk about the saints. Just give him generic coach talk like all other coaches do.
That response also gets scrutinized.