Urban Meyer outburst shows how far beat reporters have fallen

Like most newspaper people, I had a visceral reaction to Urban Meyer’s petty and churlish attack on an Orlando Sentinel sportswriter the other day. That’s what you expected, right? We in the newspaper business are like a pack of wolves. We may go at it among ourselves, but the moment someone attacks us from outside the circle it becomes a feeding frenzy.
Yet, the more I think about it, the less confident I am that my gut reaction was correct.
Oh, Meyer’s outburst was loony — particularly since the reporter had correctly quoted a player, making a thinly veiled shot at Tim Tebow (imagine if someone actually gets a quote wrong in Gainesville about Tebow).

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3/30/10