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(Baker-Finch) CBS Golf Announcer: I'll Get Fired If I Talk Tiger (Gag order)
TMZ ^ | December 15, 2009

Posted on 12/15/2009 9:56:26 AM PST by maggief

Ian Baker-Finch -- former PGA golfer-turned-announcer -- told the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, "Mate, if I say one word about Tiger, I will get fired."

(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...


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KEYWORDS: censorship; cheetah; msmsilence; steroids
Sorry, cannot post direct link to Sydney Morning Herald due to FR copyright restrictions.
1 posted on 12/15/2009 9:56:27 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

This is about the most interesting quote of the week. Censorship at the top levels of network television, with employees afraid of losing their jobs if they speak their mind or tell what they know. This is the story that should be blared in headlines. I hope someone from Beck’s or Sean’s office hears about this. Seriously, this is a big story, and I’ll suggest it for breaking news.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 9:59:34 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: maggief

The CBS gag order probably has more to do with bad mouthing a member of Augusta National.


3 posted on 12/15/2009 10:01:44 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: maggief

Tiger’s getting close to completing a full 18 and probably even has a stop at the 19th hole too!


4 posted on 12/15/2009 10:02:34 AM PST by b4its2late (Before you can control a horse, you have to break it. Sound familiar?)
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To: maggief

Ah yes, our heroes in the press. Those staunch defenders of the First Amendment. Hey never mind if “access” is denied by USA Royalty, including celebs, or if you “offend” any childishly sensitive PC group.

It’s not about jobs, profits, advertisers . . . it’s all about “the people’s right to know.”

I’m so glad they’re on our side.


5 posted on 12/15/2009 10:02:43 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: BlueStateBlues

I hesitated to post another Tiger tale, but I agree with you that this quote speaks volumes about MSM censorship.

SeeBS, fake but accurate.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 10:02:53 AM PST by maggief
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To: BlueStateBlues

Should this be true, it is a story itself. I enjoyed watching Tiger. He was the only reason I would watch golf. I also read about that Dr. he was seeing. Do not know if I will watch anymore (should he ever play again)


7 posted on 12/15/2009 10:03:33 AM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (vote them out!))
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To: ColdOne

He’ll play again. With his ego I suspect what he’ll do is skip the Masters as his punishment, and then come back. But back to this censorship story, do all sports reporters on the major networks and on ESPN live in this kind of fear of reporting what they know? It’s like Soviet Russia. Or the new and improved Russia.


8 posted on 12/15/2009 10:06:03 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: ColdOne; All

Follow the TMZ link to the SMH (FR copyright restricted) for direct link to story.


9 posted on 12/15/2009 10:07:34 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

10 posted on 12/15/2009 10:08:35 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: maggief

Does not surprise me, but it stinks - they know what side their bread is buttered on, and Tiger not playing sucks big bucks out of viewership.

Glad TMZ and Radar cover this stuff - if people don’t want to read it, they don’t have to. You can bet they’re digging into the doping issue.


11 posted on 12/15/2009 10:09:58 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Dixie Yooper

“The CBS gag order probably has more to do with bad mouthing a member of Augusta National.”

Could be ... though the reports of birther gags also comes to mind. Oh, and add climategate to that list.


12 posted on 12/15/2009 10:10:41 AM PST by maggief
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Well, if it had been state secrets that could have endangered thousands of lives and the safety of our country, they’d have published it in a heartbeat. Ah, the priorities among the media...


13 posted on 12/15/2009 10:11:05 AM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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To: maggief

It would be interesting if he got fired for mentioning Tiger in a statement telling the press that he would be fired for mentioning Tiger.

SnakeDoc


14 posted on 12/15/2009 10:11:17 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: maggief

simple policy to implement, just take the memos they had already printed out for the News Division, cross out “Obama” and write in “Tiger”...


15 posted on 12/15/2009 10:12:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BlueStateBlues
Quite sadly it seems even sports reporters are censored it now seems. Or is it that they where all in on the charade They all made huge amount of cash from Tiger.
16 posted on 12/15/2009 10:18:09 AM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (vote them out!))
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To: Buckeye McFrog
simple policy to implement, just take the memos they had already printed out for the News Division, cross out “Obama” and write in “Tiger”.

Well there are no more left wing liberals than those in the Sports media and he was a big hero to them when he hit the tour

The fact that they are not even attempting to defend Tiger tells you something about what they really think of him now after his years on the tour
17 posted on 12/15/2009 10:18:28 AM PST by uncbob
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To: BlueStateBlues
Quite sadly it seems even sports reporters are censored it now seems. Or is it that they where all in on the charade? They all made huge amount of cash from Tiger. Just like global warming Huge amount of cash to be made.
18 posted on 12/15/2009 10:19:45 AM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (vote them out!))
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To: ColdOne
Quite sadly it seems even sports reporters are censored it now seems

Ian Finch is a color commentator NOT mainstream sports media

Go to the ESPN home page and read all the sports reporters on Tiger
19 posted on 12/15/2009 10:20:36 AM PST by uncbob
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Why should a golf announcer risk his job over some info about Woods?


20 posted on 12/15/2009 10:23:20 AM PST by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: BlueStateBlues
The true BIG story is Tiger using steroids/HGH from the Canadian doc who got busted. That story is beginning to unravel and, if true, will absolutely kill his career, image and any chance to endorse any product. The pressure will move to forcing Tiger to return all of the trophies including the 14 majors.
21 posted on 12/15/2009 10:23:40 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: uncbob
Ian Finch is a color commentator . Thank you for the correction.
22 posted on 12/15/2009 10:25:06 AM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne (vote them out!))
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To: uncbob
Ian Finch is a color commentator NOT mainstream sports media Ask Rush about the LIBERAL mainstream sports media....
23 posted on 12/15/2009 10:25:21 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: uncbob
Ian Finch is a color commentator NOT mainstream sports media

Ask Rush about the LIBERAL mainstream sports media....

24 posted on 12/15/2009 10:25:36 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: newfreep

Birds of a feather.

25 posted on 12/15/2009 10:25:36 AM PST by They'reGone2000 (Palin 2012 * No teleprompter required)
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To: newfreep

Please list your sources before I accuse you of pulling this one out of your butt.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 10:31:40 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: maggief
It seems to me he is in trouble for just making that statement. :-)
27 posted on 12/15/2009 10:35:52 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: verity
"Please list your sources before I accuse you of pulling this one out of your butt."

I'm not sure about the "giving back the trophies part", but the direct connection to the Canadian doctor under investigation by the FBI, is quite real...

Sports Medicine Pioneer Subject of Doping Inquiry

28 posted on 12/15/2009 10:40:47 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: newfreep
The pressure will move to forcing Tiger to return all of the trophies including the 14 majors.

Check his record when he came on the tour until 2002

And he was a BEANPOLE
29 posted on 12/15/2009 10:51:38 AM PST by uncbob
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To: newfreep
Ask Rush about the LIBERAL mainstream sports media....

See my post 17
30 posted on 12/15/2009 10:53:11 AM PST by uncbob
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To: verity
A partial from the NYT link...

"Dr. Galea said Mr. Woods was referred to him by the golfer’s agents at Cleveland-based International Management Group, who were alarmed at the slow pace of Mr. Woods’s rehabilitation after knee surgery in June 2008."

"The doctor said he flew to Orlando, Fla., at least four times to give Mr. Woods the platelet therapy at his home in Windermere, Fla., in February and March of this year. When asked for comment about Mr. "Woods’s involvement with Dr. Galea, Mark Steinberg, of I.M.G., responded in an e-mail message: “I would really ask that you guys don’t write this? If Tiger is NOT implicated, and won’t be, let’s please give the kid a break.”

"Dr. Galea’s legal problems began in late September when his assistant was stopped entering the United States from Canada. Her car was searched by border-crossing guards and authorities found Dr. Galea’s medical bag, which contained four drugs, including human growth hormone, Dr. Galea said. “It was for my own use,” he said.

31 posted on 12/15/2009 10:58:47 AM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: OldDeckHand
Thanks.

It would seem improbable that any consequences will ensue unless Holder gets involved. ;-)

32 posted on 12/15/2009 10:59:01 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Golf ping.


33 posted on 12/15/2009 11:00:17 AM PST by maggief
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To: newfreep
Thanks. Please see my comment to Old Deck Hand.
34 posted on 12/15/2009 11:02:01 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: They'reGone2000

The Gimmee Twins

35 posted on 12/15/2009 11:07:22 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Honorary member. If he were a real member I would agree.

I think the gag order has more to do with the money Tiger brings in.

36 posted on 12/15/2009 11:08:15 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Moonman62
With all of Tiger's money, are you sure he's only an honorary member? I've never seen the member's list to Augusta, but I know they were looking for the right kind of non-white members a few years ago.
37 posted on 12/15/2009 11:33:36 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Moonman62
The member list is easy to find on Google. Tiger’s name is not on it.
38 posted on 12/15/2009 11:40:23 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: OldDeckHand

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2009Dec16/0,4670,GLFAthleteoftheDecade,00.html

I believe this qualifies as dramatic irony.........

“Woods voted top athlete of the decade
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

ThisEven after a shocking sex scandal that tarnished Tiger Woods, it was tough to ignore what he achieved on the golf course.

He won 64 times around the world, including 12 majors, and hoisted a trophy on every continent golf is played. He lost only one time with the lead going into the final round. His 56 PGA Tour victories in one incomparable decade were more than anyone except four of golf’s greatest players won in their careers.

Woods was selected Wednesday as the Athlete of the Decade by members of The Associated Press in a vote that was more about 10 years of performance than nearly three weeks of salacious headlines.

Just like so many of his victories, it wasn’t much of a contest.

Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors since last month. More than half of the ballots were returned after the Nov. 27 car accident outside his Florida home that set off sensational tales of infidelity.........:


39 posted on 12/16/2009 12:17:22 PM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: verity
ThisEven after a shocking sex scandal that tarnished Tiger Woods

LOL! That's funny. And Hiroshima was tarnished by Little Boy.
40 posted on 12/16/2009 12:24:33 PM PST by ZX12R
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To: verity

Oh, it all makes sense now, you’re a slobbering Tiger Fanboy.

Wonder how he would have fared without the Performance Enhancing Drugs, include that when you post his resume.

His resume should include how in the decade he went from scarecrow to NFL Linebacker, his body transformation is actually MORE AMAZING than any Golf Resume you can throw around.

If he did it without drugs Tiger will be the Jonas Salk of our time, making incredible scientific breakthroughs, future cancer patients will be able to use his amazing muscle gaining methods, all without illegal drugs!!!!!


41 posted on 12/16/2009 1:16:48 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: word_warrior_bob
If he did it without drugs Tiger will be the Jonas Salk of our time, making incredible scientific breakthroughs, future cancer patients will be able to use his amazing muscle gaining methods, all without illegal drugs!!!!!

Your premise is incorrect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_bodybuilding.

BTW..those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, and wish the other person to be deprived of it

42 posted on 12/17/2009 7:50:11 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: verity

I don’t envy Tiger Woods, nor any one else. Envy and jealousy aren’t part of my make up.

My motives in exposing Tiger Woods the performance enhancing drug abusing fraud is because I love golf, and he’s a cheater.

Take your very poor mind reading skills elsewhere. I’ve educated you enough on the subject, you don’t want to learn, and admit you know nothing. Tiger isn’t participating in natural body building, he’s a golfer, and he got that body from his natural frame by either miracle or drugs, end of story.


43 posted on 12/17/2009 12:18:13 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: word_warrior_bob
You cannot offer any proof that Woods’ physical attributes are a result of any banned substances. I cannot prove that he did not.

Nevertheless, you deliberately ignored the fact that “natural” body building can achieve spectacular results. In fact, you deny the possibility. Moreover, you do not seem to be aware of the Mesomorph Body Type.

Since you claim to be a golfer, you should already know that the great Annika Sorenstam was the best physically conditioned female in LPGA. In her prime, she demonstrated part of her routine by effortlessly doing many repetitions of behind-the-neck pull ups. Do you think she was on drugs as well?

It would be futile to engage you in further conversation on this subject if you insist upon substituting conjecture for facts.

44 posted on 12/17/2009 4:35:10 PM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: verity

You obviously have no idea what you’re talking about as you admitted to me on another thread, I knew what a mesomorph was in about 6th Grade. Is the term something new for you that you found on google? Did you think it was an impressive term to bandy about? LOL

The proof is in the pictures, just like it was with Barry Bonds and others.

Again, genius, Tiger Woods isn’t a natural bodybuilder, he’s a golfer.


45 posted on 12/17/2009 4:41:20 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: word_warrior_bob

tete de pioche.

I think you facilitated Obama’s election, but I cannot prove it. lol


46 posted on 12/18/2009 5:51:31 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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