We’re all aware that members of the media have their biases. The idea that our “trusted” sources are unbiased and simply reporting the news has long been a laughable thought.
That bias — once confined to political reporters — has now permeated the world of sports media as well.
Just days after the United States men’s soccer team beat Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations league final — and were pelted with debris from the crowd for their efforts — that bias is on display once more.
All month, the interactions between fans and players have been all over the news. Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards had popcorn dumped on his head in Philadelphia, Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets had a bottle thrown at him in Boston, and — disgustingly — Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks had a New York Knicks fan attempt to spit on him at Madison Square Garden.
The media spent countless hours breaking down the footage of