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Tiger Woods' Apology Not Convincing: Where's Apology for Media and His Mistresses?
RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza

Posted on 02/21/2010 6:03:42 AM PST by Daniel T. Zanoza

I have to admit while watching Tiger Woods' highly anticipated mea culpa last Friday, I quickly lost interest. It was evident Woods was reading from a script and his apology lacked sincerity. In fact, I wish Tiger had my number because I could have written a more believable speech for a fraction of the cost he must have paid some high priced pr firm who didn't really get the job done.

The operative question is: What was Woods apologizing for? The answer to this question is simple. Woods couldn't come back to the PGA without some kind of admission of guilt regarding his extramarital relationships with at least 12 women. The PGA wanted him to apologize, the media which fawns over Woods wanted him to apologize and, most of all, the companies which endorsed him wanted Woods to apologize. This apology had nothing to do with morality or Woods lack thereof. It was all about money. Now Woods could return to the PGA tour with his problems all put behind him. Well, at least that's how some in our society will see it.

What I'd like to see is an apology from the media who covered Tiger Woods' career from his days as an amateur through his winning of 14 major tournaments before the fall from grace which shocked the world. You see, from the beginning, Tiger Woods was treated as something special. And, to be truthful, he was...as a golfer. But I am certain of this. There are those in the press who knew of Woods' womanizing tendencies. They had to know and they kept the story a secret.

But why? The profession of journalism is dependent on a very important word and that word is access. If a lone reporter on the golf beat had come out with a story reporting on Woods' multiple affairs, two things could have happened. The report may have opened the flood gates for greater scrutiny of Woods who was portrayed by the press as a pillar of virtue. Or the journalist who wrote the piece would have found him or herself on the outside looking in, being labeled as a vicious spreader of rumors regarding Tigers' personal life.

I've seen this happen in the coverage of Chicago-style politics. Many journalists are aware of the corruption which exists in the city, but fail to report on such things because they would lose access to the sources they cover. No source, no story. No story, no job. It's that simple. But yet it's insidious, just the same.

However, in most things, like in the case of Tiger Woods, there was a double standard when it came to the scrutiny of John Daley, a golfer with extraordinary talent who was plagued by unrelenting demons. Daley only won two major PGA tournaments, so he was more vulnerable to criticism from the media. There were stories about how many diet Cokes he drank, how many cigarettes he smoked, how much money he spent on gambling and his marital problems which led to multiple divorces. But Daley isn't Tiger Woods. And though Daley had a strong and loyal following, he wasn't quite the cash cow that Tiger is to the PGA tour.

Supposedly, because of his mixed heritage, Woods opened up the sport of golf to millions who wouldn't otherwise have been exposed to the sport. In essence, he was too important to write bad things about, until that fateful Thanksgiving night when he ran into a fire hydrant at 3 A.M. trying to escape the wrath of his wife. And if anyone buys that story about Mrs. Woods breaking out the back window of her husband's SUV in order to save him, I've got some ocean front property in Illinois for sale to the highest bidder.

Let's put Tiger Woods aside for the moment. Where is the apology from the 12 or more women who helped Woods break his marriage vows? To the contrary, noted publicity seeker and lawyer Gloria Allred is suing Woods on behalf of one of his mistresses because she wasn't the only mistress. As comedian Yakov Smirnoff used to say "What a country!"

However, don't you Tiger Woods fans worry. You will soon see him back on the golf course and all will be forgotten...well, sort of. Woods will throw a few pieces of grass into the air for wind drift. As he is standing above his ball, an eight year old will snap his picture which will invoke a tirade of obscenities from Woods. Then Woods will take a giant swing and launch his ball down the fairway of a 550 yard par 5 while some idiot in the crowd yells "in the hole" even though this is a physical impossibility.

Hey, Tiger, see you at the Master's.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: gloriaallred; johndaley; pga; tigerwoods

1 posted on 02/21/2010 6:03:43 AM PST by Daniel T. Zanoza
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

A quickie in the parking lot doth not make a mistress!


2 posted on 02/21/2010 6:05:48 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

the scheming gold diggers who lined up for quickies with a married man deserve an apology?

For what?


3 posted on 02/21/2010 6:06:58 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

Apologizing to a mistress.....gimmmie a break.

Allgood’s crying puppet was beyond disgusting. Even more disgusting than Tiger’s behavior.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 6:09:02 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza
either watch him play golf or not.

if I were he...(and I would not have his philandering ways if I had his golf talents....)

I would tell the media to GFU...and then go play golf.

every other or every third baseball player gets (or could get) more @$$ than a toilet seat....and for some reason Golf is so snooty as to make someones moral code part of the scoring paradigm.

this is BS and NOT news....

5 posted on 02/21/2010 6:11:21 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza
You should apologize for boring me with your diatribe.
6 posted on 02/21/2010 6:12:30 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

Apology for his mistresses...huh???? Like they didn’t know they were fooling around w/a married man. Please!


7 posted on 02/21/2010 6:13:01 AM PST by dawn53
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

Did you mean: Where is the apology FROM the media and FROM the ‘hos?

Tiger and his tramps are a perfect example of sychophantic celebrity worship....which sadly, affects every aspect of our political and economic lives.

Marketing the masses madness.


8 posted on 02/21/2010 6:15:58 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

If only Tiger had read from a telepromter he’d be as revered as another lying scheming black man.


9 posted on 02/21/2010 6:16:16 AM PST by Carley
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To: Dudoight

And even more disgusting is that stupid Gloria Alred. I can’t stand that woman.Always right there beside some bimbo who claims they were wronged.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 6:20:18 AM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

The Media deserves NOTHING, and the mistresses already got too much.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 6:22:27 AM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

The thing that struck me about his “apology” was how self-centered it was. Woods referred to himself more times than Obama does. IMO he could have stated his mea culpa without putting practically every sentence in the first person.


12 posted on 02/21/2010 6:22:48 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

His transgression is between him and his family. An apology to anyone beyond that circle is meaningless, and any umbrage taken at it is manufactured.


13 posted on 02/21/2010 6:23:32 AM PST by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: verity

You have my vote for Best post on this thread ! LOL


14 posted on 02/21/2010 6:23:53 AM PST by Thinkin
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To: silverleaf

Yes you described the media! I doubt his mistresses deserve an apology. They just want money. They should empathize with his wife and stop sticking their faces in front of cameras.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 6:23:56 AM PST by omega4179 (jdforsenate.com hunt some rinos 2010)
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To: All

>Where is the apology FROM the 12 or more women who helped Woods break his marriage vows?<

The author asked the question using the word...”from” the mistresses. Which changes the meaning and heaps responsibilities on gold-digger sluts.

And I agree....the mistresses should be front and center in this whole’affair’ as well, then they should be ostracized...if only.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 6:29:20 AM PST by jp3 (BABIES, GUNS & JESUS...HOT DAMN!!)
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To: beckysueb

I absolutely agree. (when I wrote Allgood, I meant Alred)

Alred must take these cases on contingency and all the face time on TV she can get.

Why does the press bother with these 2 bit snarks?


17 posted on 02/21/2010 6:42:48 AM PST by Dudoight
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza
Unfaithful cheaters are all around us, why is this guy front page news? Is it because he is a pro golfer millionaire? I cant believe this is a news story on any level. I did not watch the apology, it means nothing more to me than if a millionaire baseball player cheated on his wife. I certainly would never care enough about the story enough to post a response on a thread concerning this stor.... D'OH!


oops ... nevermind

18 posted on 02/21/2010 6:48:58 AM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza
I find it hard to understand why anybody gives a damn about this.

All the whiney, crybaby silliness over whether or not a man had slept with someone not his wife.

Who cares if he lives or dies?

What the hell difference does it make if he apologizes or does not apologize...whether to his mistresses, his sponsors, his fans, or, for that matter, the damned wood used to make his stinking golf clubs?

C'mon, people, this is stupid, stupid, stupid.

All this angst over a "athlete" that knocks a silly little white ball around in a cow pasture, with the aim of having it go into a hole dug in the ground.

Someone, please, please give me one example of redeeming value, however small, that this person has, in the overall scheme of things?

I truly do not care if the man screws goats, drinks turpentine, issues curses toward his opponents and leers at 80 year old women.

If I choose to buy the products he endorses, so be it, and if the money goes into his pocket, so be it. The point is that I purchased a product willingly, of my own free will and nowhere on that product does it state that the endorser is the paragon of human virtue and morality.

Somebody needs to get a life.

And as far as this "role model" stupidity...if my child had a fixation over an overpaid, so-called "athlete", going so far as to have a emotional disconnect over their antics...well, let's just say this...that child would very quickly get a lesson in just who is worthy of emulation in their small lives...and overpaid, so-called "athletes" whose life skill is knocking a little white ball around and chasing white, blond women would NOT be in that particular lesson plan.

And the same goes for football players, baseball players and race car drivers.

Role models...pfffttt!

19 posted on 02/21/2010 6:51:43 AM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Dudoight

Frankly, I don’t have even the slightest care about this subject, other than to say that it’s a shame that people in the sporting public spotlight don’t seem to understand that they become role models to young people, and that they don’t seem to understand this responsibility that comes with the fame and (fan/sponsor) money that they get for playing a game.

The parties involved (the women), well, they knew the job was dangerous when they took it.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 6:57:02 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

It is amazing to me that Tiger Woods has caught more sh*t over this than Bill Clinton did over his oval office assignations and bimbo eruptions.

What does that say about our media, that they come down harder on a black golf pro then they did on a white president of the United States?


21 posted on 02/21/2010 7:01:41 AM PST by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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Tiger did not hurt me. He hurt his wife, children, family and his employees. They deserve his apology. Not me. Not the reporters. Not the mistresses.

I thought the apology was about as good as he is going to do.

And if Elian forgives him, I am sure it will be with conditions—forgiving does not me a pass. It means that we move on, with new borders and new rules that will insure that this doesn’t happen again.

I believe in redemption. I hope they can make it. If they stay out of the BS circus, they can.


22 posted on 02/21/2010 7:06:20 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I do not live in Vermont. I did for four years and that was plenty.)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

And when will the media apologize for both covering up Woods’ whoring around and working non stop to make him a folk hero?


23 posted on 02/21/2010 7:41:40 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: beckysueb
"And even more disgusting is that stupid Gloria Alred. I can’t stand that woman.Always right there beside some bimbo who claims they were wronged." Amen! I am so sick of these "women" who conduct themselves as trash being portrayed as the hapless victim. There is NO way these ladies did not know Tiger Woods was a married man. They are just as sick as he is obviously...and Gloria Allred should be ashamed of trying to grab a little of the spotlight herself by representing these people, trying to lend credibility to women who have no self-respect or dignity. She is on the wrong side of an issue that damages the lives of women, men, and innocent children. Infidelity has a damaging effect on families and thus society as a whole.
24 posted on 02/21/2010 7:46:56 AM PST by Larightgirl (get rich quick....count your blessings!)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

To everyone NOT in Tigers’ family,

He owes you NO apology, get over your pathetic selves.

Grunthor.


25 posted on 02/21/2010 7:48:38 AM PST by Grunthor (The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs.)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

As I said before, if he had remained single his sexual conquests would NOW be the stuff of legend!! Every guy everywhere would be patting him on the back with an attaboy! His mistake was getting married. If he likes poon-tang that much he should have just stayed a bachelor. The masses in Arizona this week would be proclaiming him King! (Oh, I meant the DRUNKS out in Arizona!)


26 posted on 02/21/2010 8:00:30 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

You know, as a woman who would not forgive my husband ONE incident of cheating, much less 12+, I find this fascinating!

There is a double standard here, and it is being applied AGAINST Tiger, not in his favor.
I like him as a golfer, I still do, he’s a phenomenon. As a human male I think he’s an alley cat with the deductive reasoning of a turnip. I can separate the two because I never felt the need to identify and cast him as a paragon of virtue based on his athletic abilities.
That so many did- and that the press promoted it- is the point here.
He was protected by the press? Ummmm- how many years for it to become known to the public that the sainted JFK was a cheating hypocrite? Yet he is STILL worshipped by many!
The press not revealing Tiger’s anti-image personal life is nothing new- and its not just for him that this image protection exists. Who else are they protecting in golf, or football, or any other sport? Why? And why do they turn on them when they do? Stupidity on the part of the individual, or a desire to tear down what they built up?

I know why Tiger’s personal life is being dissected now- what I’d like to know is why the lives of other ‘heroes’ are not. Tiger’s stupidity earned his dissection- how are others avoiding theirs? Is it that the media awards discretion and punishes those who make the whole production and promotion of image for profit look bad?

Is ANYONE naive enough to think that most famous sports jock types are what their image is? Lets talk NFL for an example- the current ‘golden boy’ Drew Brees( who I think is an adorable hunk of man). He’s the PERFECT ‘hero’- handsome, beautiful wife, precious little son, kissing on camera after winning the Superbowl. He’s damn near godly in these parts! Is he 100% faithful, is Sean Payton? Do we want to know? If not, why not?

WHAT IF he isn’t all that his image portrays? What if any favorite football player, or other athlete, is unfaithful to his family and image? Somehow I don’t think the Superbowl win would mean less, and I don’t think the stadiums would be empty.If standards were fairly applied, they would be.
For pity’s sake, ministers and priests( who VOW to be moral) are being revealed as hypocrites all over the place- and we seriously expect big-ego-ed, macho type sports figures will be Dudley Dorights? I would be willing to bet over 50% of the athletes cheered on every day are damn near as bad as Tiger- they just haven’t been found out yet.

Am I defending Tiger’s repulsive, selfish, arrogant behavior? I am not. The light of truth has outed him for a reason- mainly caused by his appalling stupidity!

He could have had a staff that covered his tracks, he could have realized that in this age of instant communication NOTHING is secret for long, he could have expected that one of his tramps would talk for $$. He could have decided that- despite the temptation- risking his endorsements and his children was not worth the Horizontal Hula with a bimbo.
His STUPIDITY is what surprised me here- not his ‘think with his genitals’ behavior. Maybe he’s a savant type- great at one thing( golf) and clueless otherwise. Maybe he’s just an arrogant sociopath who thinks he’s entitled and figures he deserves everything he wants.
But what he is NOT is unique. Not in sports, or politics, or religion, or daily life. In our neighborhoods there are married men who are doing the same thing- they’re our friends and co-workers , they go to PTA meetings and take family portraits and have one affair after another that the wife either knows about( and ignores for financial/family reasons) or is totally clueless about. Some are smart enough not to get caught, and the perfect family man face remains intact.
Tigers is gone- along with everything he risked to have sex with any willing, warm bag of silicone.
I wouldn’t take him back- but God may forgive him if he is truly willing to change. If not, he should stay single and earn his title as Casanova Supreme without wearing two faces or breaking vows.
I daresay he would be worshipped and envied by many men- and the press-then.
As it stands now- he’s still the greatest golfer in the world- who happens to be a stupid, immoral man as well.
Those who would erase his public record because of his personal life had best be going around schools and public buildings tearing the pictures of JFK off the walls.
One standard for all.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 8:04:47 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

Ho apologizing to other Ho’s for being with them.


28 posted on 02/21/2010 8:06:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Doc Savage

Yeah, you’re right! And many men are ‘atta boy-ing’ him in private! Tiger broke the code is all- he got caught. The press, the fans, too many in the general public ignore- or even admire- this behavior as long as it stays below radar.
Once the ugly mess is public-the judging starts.
A post above had it 100% right- a minority race golfer gets excoriated, a President does not?


29 posted on 02/21/2010 8:12:22 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza
I think the question all of us must ask ourselves is this:
Had not Mrs. Woods discovered Mr. Wood's "indiscretions", would he have come clean of his own accord, sought help, then apologized?

I'm betting a resounding NO!

Had he not been found out, he'd still be out there partying.

30 posted on 02/21/2010 8:14:57 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

As are they all. The sports figures, politicians, ministers, fathers and husbands everywhere.
Did Clinton own up and seek help? Did JFK? The Kennedy family( where it’s tradition!)Did the Breck Girl? Did Jimmy Swaggart?
Need I say more?


31 posted on 02/21/2010 8:20:53 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Good question. The media played a significant role in the coveup as they did with other liberals.

Yesterday it was stated on Geraldo that he cheated again while in rehab.

The apology reminded me of a funeral, and he looked drugged with his face bloated. And having his Mom there and hugging him her and the babe next to her! Please!

32 posted on 02/21/2010 8:37:33 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

I still love John Daly and always root for him....

even though he frustrates me to no end.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 10:42:59 AM PST by Drea
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To: sodpoodle

The title was a typo. But if anybody read the piece they would have understood what I meant. I’ve noticed a tendency for some Freepers to only read titles. This is not the case with many other blogs.

Here’s a suggestion. If you don’t read an article or column, don’t post a comment because you won’t know what you are commenting on. Make sense?


34 posted on 02/21/2010 3:00:51 PM PST by Daniel T. Zanoza
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To: Daniel T. Zanoza

I am so sorry. I did read your very well written article, as I always do.

Switching between posting and watching that Allred woman. I should have deleted the first question.

In the future, I’ll be more careful.

Again, thank you for a great post.


35 posted on 02/21/2010 3:07:14 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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