Skip to comments.(Baker-Finch) CBS Golf Announcer: I'll Get Fired If I Talk Tiger (Gag order)
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 ...
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.
The CBS gag order probably has more to do with bad mouthing a member of Augusta National.
Tiger’s getting close to completing a full 18 and probably even has a stop at the 19th hole too!
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.
I hesitated to post another Tiger tale, but I agree with you that this quote speaks volumes about MSM censorship.
SeeBS, fake but accurate.
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)
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.
Follow the TMZ link to the SMH (FR copyright restricted) for direct link to story.
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.
“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.
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...
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.
simple policy to implement, just take the memos they had already printed out for the News Division, cross out “Obama” and write in “Tiger”...
Why should a golf announcer risk his job over some info about Woods?
Ask Rush about the LIBERAL mainstream sports media....
Birds of a feather.
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...
"Dr. Galea said Mr. Woods was referred to him by the golfers agents at Cleveland-based International Management Group, who were alarmed at the slow pace of Mr. Woodss 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. "Woodss involvement with Dr. Galea, Mark Steinberg, of I.M.G., responded in an e-mail message: I would really ask that you guys dont write this? If Tiger is NOT implicated, and wont be, lets please give the kid a break.
"Dr. Galeas 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. Galeas medical bag, which contained four drugs, including human growth hormone, Dr. Galea said. It was for my own use, he said.
It would seem improbable that any consequences will ensue unless Holder gets involved. ;-)
The Gimmee Twins
I think the gag order has more to do with the money Tiger brings in.
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.........:
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!!!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
tete de pioche.
I think you facilitated Obama’s election, but I cannot prove it. lol
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