Did ESPN Purposefully Try to Make it Seem Cam Newton Walked Out of Interview?
I watched the majority of Cam Newton’s interview on The NFL Network. He was upset at the lost which is understandable and it appeared he may have been crying before the press conference.
But, he spoke for almost 10 minutes and answered every question that was asked of him. I readily admit I don’t watch ESPN First Take, so I had no idea this clip even existed until I saw it on Larry Brown Sports.
Now, if you just watched the clip and didn’t watch the entire press conference, it looks like Cameron just walked off the podium because he was mad at the question about Kaepernick doing the Superman Celebration.
Is that what ESPN and First Take wanted it to look like or was this just a case of them needed a small clip and they took the most interesting part?
It could go either way, but they could have made it clear that Cam did speak for the entire time and didn’t just walk off.
Larry Brown points out that someone signaled to Cam there wouldn’t be any more questions. I can’t say for sure it was a diabolical plot, even if their track record is shaky at best. They wanted to talk about Kap’s Superman Celebration and pulled the question from press conference. It just happened to be the last question and not one in the middle.
The overall point is that there are times HOT TAKE is more important than the REALITY in media, so try not to jump to conclusions until you know the full story.