In Defense of Rich Cimini and Jets Beat Reporters

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First of all, Rich emphatically does not make up the news. He didn’t tell Santonio Holmes to go to an interview and give the media instructions on how to cover the team. Santonio did that. Rich reported on it, and he is entitled to his opinion on what he said.

Whether we agree with him or not, Rich Cimini is entitled to his opinion.

Secondly, Rich Cimini has a job to do. His job is to report on the team, and to get readers to read his work. Just like all of us in the blogosphere, he needs to attract attention. If his page doesn’t get any readers, ESPN would not to continue to use him. Just like any other job, Rich needs to produce, and he has the right to his job.

Does he stretch things sometimes, make extreme opinions? Maybe. But that’s OK. He is entitled to do his job, ladies and gentlemen. Nobody would read his posts if they were all positive. Our team has issues, a lot of them. It’s not all positive. We all know that the Jets have issues heading into training camp. Rich wouldn’t be honestly reporting if he made it all positive. He might take things extreme sometimes, but he is allowed, his job is to attract readers, while reporting on the team.

By the way, to all of the people that leave Rich Cimini negative, rude comments, he must be doing his job well, because you are reading his posts.

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