Wednesday, May 31, 2006

More Monday morning quarterbacking

In Jon Friedman's MarketWatch column, Robert Lipsyte is the latest to say sports writers and editors should have dug deeper into Barry Bonds/steroids when the signals were so obvious.

For the 1,000th time, the same question: Absent the leaked grand jury testimony -- or Bonds talking on the record -- just how was this story to be reported? A paper trail? Probably not. Sources (like a wronged girlfriend)? How can we be sure about the credibility there. Observing? Observing what?

I obviously respect Lipsyte, but nobody has given me a good answer as to what reporters were supposed to be doing on this front until illegally leaked grand jury testimony dropped in somebody's lap.

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