There is a quote that I like to use a lot when I am talking to people in general about the new age media world we live in now.
“When war is declared, Truth is the first casualty.”
Everyone has biases, you can’t avoid that. When you are professional you have to put those biases aside and attempt to give educated opinions based off the facts that are presented to you.
In a lot of ways I think Chad OchoCinco is brilliant for turning himself from just a NFL star with nice end zone celebrations to a worldwide celebrity.
When that happens people start to get curious what is real and what is fake. Others start to get jealous because they crave the attention he is getting. Personally I could care less it is his life, let him live it.
Stories about his relationship being fake with Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada or Sandra Rose saying he has a 19 year old girl pregnant and that is his real girlfriend is irrelevant.
For the record the entire story is bogus. The woman in the pic is named Mya is an old girlfriend of Chad and is almost 30 years old. Sandra Rose doesn’t like Chad for some reason and used her position to fabricated a story to smear him, because a lot of people are followers they will assume it is true. Remember the quote about War and Truth.
In the war for page views, Google indexing and Alexa ranking the truth sometimes is a secondary to the “sizzle”.
Try to remember that when you are reading about Kobe’s Paternity cases, anything written by MediaTakeOut and even BSO for that matter. While some are more blatant than others at times, because of the freedom we have we are reporting what we think we know, not what we know as fact.
I always refer to the Jay Z verse when talking about reporting by the new age media and what athletes and entertainers are putting out there for you to see. Reading slowly and you will understand.
They’re all actors, Looking at themselves in the mirror backwards
Can’t even face themselves, don’t fear no rappers
They’re all weirdos, DeNiro’s in Practice
So don’t believe everything your earlobe captures, Its mostly backwards
Unless it happens to be as accurate as me
And everything said in song you happen to see
Then actually, believe half of what you see
None of what you hear even if its spat by me
And with that said, I will kill n**** dead