Kovy27 wrote:It has been getting better...maybe. Ok, not really. Just throwing it out there. Just like Rossi's Letang to TO ****.
There's the issue. There was no Letang to TO stuff. Rossi mentioned that a source told him Letang wouldn't mind Toronto as a possible destination. It's a comment made in passing that had absolutely no bearing on anything outside of Letang saying a harmless comment via a source.
Rossi never once perpetuated a rumor that there was some kind of discussion about a trade. People took one comment he made and ran with it.
I agree with your basis -- but as a journalist, he owes it to his readership to be more clear. He's very involved in Twitter, Facebook, blogging, etc., and all of these avenues generate a lot of discussion. It's very easy to take a tidbit of information and misread it, misinterpret it, misconstrue it, etc. to the point where it becomes a "rumors." Again, while Rossi may not be saying Letang is going to Toronto, he's suggesting it could be a possibility and not really dousing the flames when they spread. You never see credible journalists -- Molinari, LeBrun, Dreger, MacKenzie, etc. with similar situations, and the reason is that they are very selective with what they release to the public and how they go about releasing it in a way.