Originally Posted by Texecutioner
I get sick and tired of hearing people act as enablers for the media in America by continually bashing the people they have a witch hunt for just because the media says so. By saying "well this kid needs to know that anything he does is going to get miscroscoped and overly criticized" is in essence sticking up for the media's tactics and being okay with their garbage. How about we all stop getting sucked into these witch hunts by ESPN in our sports world and let Fox News and CNN tow that line for politics. It seems more and more like you fans want to treat athletes like politicians instead of young athletes who play a freaking sport for a living.
I understand what you're saying, Tex, but it's completely unrealistic to think that the way the media conducts itself is going to change. That is something that is beyond your control. What you can control is recognizing the fact that you are no longer a private citizen. You are a public figure. You're no less a public figure than any politician or Hollywood actor. And when you become a public figure, the only control you have over that, is making sure you don't say or do anything that will be perceived the wrong way. As a public figure, that is your responsibility.