Sports Media Is Blowing the Coverage of Deshaun Watson
On Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle published a story on its website under the headline “Statements from massage therapists in support of Deshaun Watson.” The story reproduced a press release issued by Watson’s attorney in which eighteen massage therapists claimed that they had worked with Watson as a client, and that the Texans’ quarterback—who has been accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault in 21 lawsuits filed by other massage therapists in recent weeks—had behaved in a professional manner during their encounters. The decision to publish the release in full was curious. The post included virtually no original reporting, outside of a two-line introduction identifying Houston attorney Rusty Hardin, who represents Watson, as the source of the statements, and noting the existence of the lawsuits. (Another…View Original Post
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