“Stray-rod”

News002b Yesterday, the NY Post ran a picture on it’s front page of Alex Rodriguez leaving leaving a "Gentleman’s Club" with a woman who wasn’t his wife. This raised the question of whether or not this kind of story is something the media should cover…or if it was out of line. I don’t know that it’s out of line…but it’s certainly ugly…and not the kind of thing I’d want on my front lawn when I go out to get the paper…or if my kids were to see it. Out of line…well…that’s a bit different. What do you think? Is there a line any more for the media. If so…where is it?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Well, the NY Post is what it is. Let’s see what the Dallas News has in store: Info on a contagious TB carrier allowed back into the USA. Very pertinant, but no sex, gambling, or drugs. Lets move to Sports: Ex Mav Michael Finly in the NBA finals,and the Rangers still in dismay. Again no sensationalism. What if AJ were still a Ranger and this happened on Greenville Ave? Maybe…??? It’s happened before with a certain Cowboy The line is what will sell news. A quote from the movie ‘Without Malice’: “It’s not the truth, but it’s accurate”.

  2. I’ve never known the Post to have too many scruples in what they report. I’m not standing up for A-Rod, but it wouldn’t surprise me if most of this story was fabricated. Whatever lines are out there, I doubt they’ve paid much attention to them.
    Where is the media’s line? Our Constitution is open to interpretation, but it’s pretty clear: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”