Flunky Posted August 6, 2009 Report Share Posted August 6, 2009 Everyone knows that it's difficult to lure top quality players to Montreal, what with the high taxes, even higher fan expectations, and a rabid, merciless press corps (in both official languages). We can't do much to change the first two, but we can do something to affect the third. So, with this in mind, I propose we start a new thread where we, the REAL supporters of the Canadiens, maintain a regular watch over the Habs-crazy Montreal media. We will become an adhoc media scrutinizer. We will, in effect, "report on the reporters". The Hockey News' quote of Weeps recently attests to the fact that the national media reads our words of wisdom, so let's use our on-line soapbox to expose the bad apples in the Montreal media bunch. By name and by media source. No more hiding in the weeds, casting out baseless accusations and hearsay, and then slinking back into the Montreal media shadows with little or no reprocussions. No more! Let's shine a bright light on these cockroaches, and watch them scurry! Unfortunately, I live in Ottawa, and have limited access to Montreal's print dailies (particularly the French ones, "Le Droit and La Journal"?) or their local radio market. But I'm assuming, from having read so many of your (the real fans) posts over the years, that a good deal of the regulars on this site live in Montreal and many are bilingual, so I truly hope that you will actively participate in this thread. When you hear about excessive media coverage or rumour-mongering, please post it in here, along with all sources (correspondent, media outlet) connected to the story. Attention Mod Squad: Perhaps you could insert a poll/counter at the beginning of the thread that includes the names of Montreal's worst media offenders, and then we can keep a running count of their indiscretions. I cannot overestimate the importance of this endeavour. The reckless and unscrupulous behaviour of the Montreal media is a disgrace to the city, and has a very detrimental effect on the team's ability to land quality players (hell, most players). These people are ruining our team's chances for success, and they're doing it intentionally, just to line their own pockets. "If it bleeds, it leads" is their maxim, regardless of facts or consequences. They are not real fans. We are. In fact, I'd bet many of them aren't even Habs fans at all. They're just unwelcome parasites feeding off a host for their own personal gains. Hell, even if we don't "change the world", it's worth a try. If nothing else, at least it makes you feel better. So c'mon, let's hear some names! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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