Monday, November 30, 2009

Should Journalists Speculate About Tiger?

GOLF SUPERSTAR TIGER WOODS crashed his Escalade into a fire hydrant and then a tree near his Florida home early Friday morning. Woods has said little to the police and nothing to the media about the incident.

Now, the media are digging for the story and some are speculating about events - there are reports that Woods and his wife were fighting, and he left his home in a rage.

Should the media speculate about the incident? Is it news? Is Woods allowed to have a private life?

12 comments:

Don Hoegg said...

Journalists shouldn't "speculate" about anything. They should supply the facts. If the audience wants to use those facts for the basis of its own speculation, then so be it.

Mike McDermott said...

Speculation isn't factual news. Mostly, though, they are offering the shady facts and leaving speculation to the public...

Don Hoegg said...

I wasn't commenting on whether or not the media was engaging in speculation, I was simply answering the question (Should the media speculate about the incident)

Samantha Anderson said...

The media should not speculate. In doing so they are losing time that they could use discussing incidents that are known to be factual. For example, the man who killed four cops last week or Obama's plan to send more troops to Afghanistan.

With that said though, it is interesting to hear these speculations and rumors. I'm sure Tiger wants to keep the truth private, but he should have thought about that before he decided to be a public figure. He accepts millions to plaster his face e v e r y w h e r e...and this is what happends when you do something stupid!

Tracy Schneider said...

The media should not speculate about the incident, and I don't feel they have in this report. The police officer made all the comments/conclusions. The media only reported it.

On a different note, I was so surprised to hear about Tiger Woods in the news. I missed the story when it was live and a friend of mine told me about it. I honestly didn't believe him when he told me. I just can't help wondering if Tiger Wood will lose some of his endorsements. He had such a clean image before. I can't wait to see how his pr people spin this.

Anonymous said...

FELICIA TOPSALE SAYS.................I think people will speculate regardless of what the facts maybe. I believe a journalists job however, is to report the facts not speculate. It would help if Woods made a statement.

Ashley said...

We're all forgetting that Tiger Woods is a human being, with a life... and problem. Jeeze, he crashed his Escalade... this is one of the most frustrating things about the news. There are far more important things for us to be losing sleep over. Tiger Woods's marital life is not on the top of anyone's lists (Well, it shouldn't be...).

Steph Ferretti said...

This should not be concidered news until all of the facts are straightened out. That is the job of journalists. They should not speculate about something like this.

Francis Hilario said...

I don't think the media should speculate. I also think they should leave his wife alone. She isn't the celebrity here, she is just married to one. It's just like the children of people of prominence. It comes with fame, unfortunately.

Diana Cooper said...

I think Tiger Woods should be left alone and be able to have a private life. There has been so much speculation that he was cheating on his wife and these can all just be rumors. He will talk when he is ready. I think it's news because its of a prominent person and unusual. Tiger Wood is always in the news about golf and never about his private life.

Wafai.Dias said...

Journalists should get the facts straight. I mean even if journalists ask the simplest questions they won't be wrong for that.

Frankie Byrne said...

The media should have left this whole situation alone. He is a legend and should have some rights to whether he wants to be put under the spot light or not.