"Bosh Baby Drama" Is Poor Journalism By The Star's Feschuk.
Old 03-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well everyone loves drama and Chris Bosh is in the middle of it. Amidst allegations of abandoning the mother of his child and cutting off financial support during her pregnancy, the Raptors power forward is under a lot of scrutiny. I'm not one to comment on court cases before they've been ruled on, but regardless of fact or fiction this is news. Society wants to know everything about our athletes good or bad, however we tend to hone in on the bad. With the Raptors dismal season some people would love to have something to point to, or explain how it all unraveled yet I don't think this is the reason.

As a writer, and someone who is a fan of basketball, I consume all information on the sport and it's players. Unfortunately while it is newsworthy, I feel this story is not a story for a "sports columnist" to write. This is a personal matter, and Bosh's status by virtue makes it a public one, but there are no merits to this story being connected to his on court play or the Raptors performance. "sports columnists" shouldn't be trying to get their Maury Povich or TMZ on with sensationalist journalism making "deadbeat dad" comments.

Oh I know Feschuk, you didn't make the headline, "Your editor wrote it." You are a sports writer, not a celebrity insider, nor are you a family matters analyst. You're a reporter but you report on basketball, if a player murdered someone would you be writing the investigative story for the Star? I think this is in bad taste, I'm not saying this to absolve CB4 of the accusations he is facing, I just think that you should know better.

However I'm sure you'll find out next time you're at a Raptors practice, or in the locker room, or when you are trying to get any news or information from players. I'm sure they would be glad to sit and chat and have a latte with you, knowing any misstep they make off the court is just as fair game as any move they make on it. I think you'll really have to rely on twitter as a source for quotes as I don't think anyone will be talking to you.

If you are going to pin this crappy season on Bosh and his baby drama you really haven't been paying attention. I think you really need to take a bigger look at the picture here, and maybe you haven't been following this ball club as closely as you would have us believe. But then again, you are a sports columnist right?
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like someone is a little bitter.

Hey, I don't normally agree with Feschuk, but it was a fine piece. If you're in the public eye, you will be scrutinized. You gotta learn how to deal with it.

If this was a Leafs player, there'd be round the clock coverage. Hell, there was a piece on Travis Henry recently and his baby troubles. No one was pissed over that. In fact, we love to jump on Henry, PacMan Jones, Iverson etc. for being "terrible people". I wonder if it's because those guys mentioned are considered "thugs" and Bosh is considered a "nice guy"?
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay sure, but when was the last time the media gave a shit about how anyone felt? The most controversial stuff is what garners readership, so why would they?

Hell, during the whole Kobe fiasco I'm sure every sportswriter in the country had something to say about Kobe and his lack of control.
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Sorry to say that I could not disagree more with this blog. Personally, I think that we should NOT interfere in the lives of athletes, but his whole argument relies on Bosh not being distracted by this issue, for which he provides no supporting evidence.

Also, if you look at any case involving a sports personality, it goes to the sports journalist FIRST because they're most familiar with the player and/or their surroundings. Please note how every other reporter follows off-court issues.

This guy either has a personal problem with Feschuk or has difficulties remaining objective.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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agreed - feschuk seems to be writing with half-facts that completely throws Bosh under the bus. at least give Bosh the opportunity to comment on the issue before you label him things like 'dead-beat dad'.
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agreed - feschuk seems to be writing with half-facts that completely throws Bosh under the bus. at least give Bosh the opportunity to comment on the issue before you label him things like 'dead-beat dad'.
From the Feschuk article: "Bosh, who turns 25 today, did not return a request for comment yesterday."

Like it or not, Bosh is a public figure and this story is a huge scoop by Feschuk. I'm personally more interested in fans' reactions to this story than the story itself.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah I dont see how this is in any way a "sensationalist" piece, or anything on par with what maury puts together (god love him).
It's pretty simple to draw the kind of conclusions and make the kind of assertions Feschuk makes when looking at the timeline of Bosh's play this year in relation to his personal life. If any of what Feschuk is reporting is true, then at the very least, bringing it to the forefront might help out his ex pay some bills and get the kind of care she needs in country with a horrible health care system.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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toronto fans didnt care that doug gilmour was charged with rape, this should be no biggie.
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yeah I dont see how this is in any way a "sensationalist" piece, or anything on par with what maury puts together (god love him).
It's pretty simple to draw the kind of conclusions and make the kind of assertions Feschuk makes when looking at the timeline of Bosh's play this year in relation to his personal life. If any of what Feschuk is reporting is true, then at the very least, bringing it to the forefront might help out his ex pay some bills and get the kind of care she needs in country with a horrible health care system.
I didn't think she lived in Canada.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Bosh has money coming out of his ass. He should be happy he never married the lady because half of that cash would be coming out of her ass. I agree with Cling on that he should help her out and take care of his daughter as much as he possibly can. All he has to do is pay the bills, give the mother some cash, stay in touch with his child, and go on with his life.
No worries for Cb he didn't commit any sort of horrific crime. Rape is a whole different issue and an absolutely disgusting issue for that matter.
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Feschuk conveniently declined to focus on what the central complaint in the case is - that there is disagreement as to whether Texas or Maryland decides the support payments. All the other shit is just there to strengthen the plaintiff's claims and weaken Bosh's. And Feschuk just rolled along with the BS of good lawyers rather than provide any kind of balance, and that is sad and pathetic. They try to make Bosh out to be a deadbeat in numerous ways, including that he made her dependent on him while they lived together by paying for everything. Much of it reeks of one-sided BS. Feschuk did no service to anyone by playing that aspect of it up and looking past the fairly blase nature of the ultimate disagreement.
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Feschuk merely reported what was in the court documents. Of course it's one sided - it's a suit filed by Ms. Mathis' lawyers.
Bosh was asked to provide his side of the story and declined.
He knows he's wrong and needs to figure out how to spin it.
The fact is that with his means he could easily be providing for his daughter. Instead he's contested Maryland's child support laws and wants a Texas court to adjudicate? The mother is from Maryland, the baby lives in Maryland. It's not like she chose that state out of the blue.
That's not exactly "handling your responsibilities" Chris. If you've got to be dragged into court, you are a deadbeat.
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Feschuk merely reported what was in the court documents. Of course it's one sided - it's a suit filed by Ms. Mathis' lawyers.
Bosh was asked to provide his side of the story and declined.
He knows he's wrong and needs to figure out how to spin it.
The fact is that with his means he could easily be providing for his daughter. Instead he's contested Maryland's child support laws and wants a Texas court to adjudicate? The mother is from Maryland, the baby lives in Maryland. It's not like she chose that state out of the blue.
That's not exactly "handling your responsibilities" Chris. If you've got to be dragged into court, you are a deadbeat.
You really expect Bosh to talk about ongoing legal and private issues to the public??
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You really expect Bosh to talk about ongoing legal and private issues to the public??
After being cornered by reporters he apparently said " I love my daughter" and "I'll handle my responsibilities". So yeah, I expected him to and he did.
I'm sure he had a nice discussion with his agent and lawyers first though.

Oh, he'll handle it now? OK then I guess he really is a good dad after all.
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After being cornered by reporters he apparently said " I love my daughter" and "I'll handle my responsibilities". So yeah, I expected him to and he did.
I'm sure he had a nice discussion with his agent and lawyers first though.

Oh, he'll handle it now? OK then I guess he really is a good dad after all.
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Bosh's an adulterer now as well?
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Bosh's an adulterer now as well?
Ok. I should have said Heathcliff Huxtable.
(Bosh may very well be an adulterer. Or not. I wouldn't care about that in the slightest. When kids are involved though, it pisses me off.)
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Feschuk did not merely report what was in the court docs. He left out the part that showed that Bosh was not purposefully neglecting his responsibilities, but that the conflict lies in how those responsibilities are laid out. To simply go straight to the one-sided shit without providing all the information that is in there is very unfair.

And of course Bosh said that he is handling his responsibilities - because according to the very documents that have brought against him, he is making every attempt to resolve what those responsibilities are.

It is not like he's running away from the kid. He's accepted that it is his, and the fact there was originally some question as to that after it was planned to start with, makes her look worse than him. He has every right to not be taken advantage of any more than he might have already.

I have a friend whose sister says, "there's my 100,000 dollar baby", when she puts her kid to sleep at night. Just because there's a kid involved does not make the rich guy an evil fuck, and the less rich woman a victim left debilitated. So be pissed off, but don't tell me that Feschuk has given you the proper means of knowing where to direct your anger.
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Feschuk did not merely report what was in the court docs. He left out the part that showed that Bosh was not purposefully neglecting his responsibilities, but that the conflict lies in how those responsibilities are laid out. To simply go straight to the one-sided shit without providing all the information that is in there is very unfair.

And of course Bosh said that he is handling his responsibilities - because according to the very documents that have brought against him, he is making every attempt to resolve what those responsibilities are.

It is not like he's running away from the kid. He's accepted that it is his, and the fact there was originally some question as to that after it was planned to start with, makes her look worse than him. He has every right to not be taken advantage of any more than he might have already.

I have a friend whose sister says, "there's my 100,000 dollar baby", when she puts her kid to sleep at night. Just because there's a kid involved does not make the rich guy an evil fuck, and the less rich woman a victim left debilitated. So be pissed off, but don't tell me that Feschuk has given you the proper means of knowing where to direct your anger.
You sir, are a very wise man. You think like Obama lol; very calm and collected
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