Maddening Media

Courtesy of Railbird

The situation with Eight Belles has illustrated my disdain for the media.

Unfortunately, most outlets tell the story they want to tell rather than the actual story. The vocal minority gets the soundbytes while anyone who's really in the mix goes ignored.

A story in the Lexington Herald-Leader commented that the Eight Belles tragedy has turned people off the sport. It quoted one woman who lives in Sunbury, Ohio, who said she didn't even watch the Derby because of a previous incident at a three-day eventing event.

How could Eight Belles' death have turned her off if she didn't watch to begin with?

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