Originally posted by crake49:@oldninerdude
People just love getting on those high horses and pretending to be holier than thou, don't they. Plus in some cases, you're looking at a classic case of confirmation bias - as in, they never wanted the Niners to draft him in the first place and now they simply can't resist the urge to bask in self congratulations about being so, so, darn right! I'm sure it's a heady feeling; bound to make someone's day.
Its especially disturbing to see that trend in the media. I thought the media was supposed to report the facts. Yes, a columnist gets to express his or her opinion, but a reporter should be focused on reporting the facts.
Then we hear media talking heads getting "holier than thou" as you say. Condemning someone before they're even convicted, or campaigning for a greater punishment than what is meted out, to make themselves look better in some way.
Seems like what we might see in Saudi Arabia, or Iran: "An eye for an eye. . . ."
But this is still a Christian nation, founded on Christian principles.
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
"Love your neighbor as yourself."
Sometimes seems like we need to be reminded of these things. Jesus said to forgive your brother not just until 7 times 7, but "until 70 times seven."
I'd give Aldon another chance, and not just because he's a great athlete. And I've got to believe that billbird and MD would too, once they think about it.