Tiger Woods and the Media

How would you rate the media coverage of the Tiger Woods scandal?



  1. I appreciate the media’s coverage on it, but I think, as always, they take scandals and blow them out of proportion. Even though they may be demanding answers from Woods, I think he has the right to his privacy. When you think about other athletes and their scandals, they were open with their infidelity. Even though the public wanted to see how remorseful they were, I believe what happens in their privacy of their own home should be just that, private. Again, Wood’s marriage doesn’t affect me nor should it affect anyone else. Wood is there to provide entertainment in golf, not provide us gossip in his personal life. Just like the balloon boy coverage, I think they are spending too much time on this scandal. It happened, there’s nothing new, so I believe they should leave Woods to attend to his family matters and leave him alone.

    Comment by lamarhreporter — December 6, 2009 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  2. The Tiger Woods “scancal” is somewhat confusing to me. The news coverage over the past few days went from Tiger Woods getting into a car accident outside his home to news organizations pointing out problems in his marriage. Saying that the accident was a direct result of his troubled marriage is what I get from the coverage that I’ve been watching, but the general public don’t really know if the two are linked to one another. News organizations have blown the story of Tiger Woods out of proportion. He did not suffer any major injuries in the accident, and the news seem to connect his marriage and alleged infidelity with multiple women to the accident without getting any factual proof.
    Invading Woods’ privacy after a minor incident is unfair to him and his personal life. Before the accident his marriage wasn’t a big news story that the public talked about (according to my knowledge), but now everyone is talking about Woods’ personal life.There’s been more gossip about the scandal than actual news coverage with factual information, and the media should be less like the National Enquirer and get accurate coverage over Tiger Woods.

    Comment by Alesha Bailey — December 7, 2009 @ 3:18 pm | Reply

  3. This story comes down to the question of: what is news? This answer isn’t really defined anywhere; it’s up to the reporters to decide what they think is news, what should be covered and how much it should be covered. I believe stating the facts about Tiger Woods is necessary; he is the biggest name is sports, which makes everyone want to know what is going on. Like in Tiger’s statement to the press, this is a personal matter and should be dealt within his family. Tiger is talked about way too much right now, even on sports talk shows like Around The Horn and Pardon The Interruption. I didn’t think they would speculate this much on what is happening. As reporters and journalists, we are here to report the news. And until the we find out for a fact if he was on narcotics, sleeping at the wheel or if his wife came out to save him or hurt him they should leave it alone because it is not a fact. If they want to talk about it, then blog.

    Comment by Kristin Jording — December 7, 2009 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  4. I think that Tiger Wood’s story has gotten wayyy too much attention in the media. Not only has this story probably been blown out of proportion, but it is damaging the reputation of Tiger, his wife, his supposed mistress, etc. Until all the details are confirmed and released by Tiger’s publicist and authorities,I think that the news should refrain from reporting anything further. At this point, the information is just jumbled and incoherent.

    Comment by Kaitlin Sullivan — December 8, 2009 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  5. I think the Tiger Woods news started as news and then turned into scandal. I believe that when Woods got in a car accident it should have been covered like it was. Then it was turned into a divorce scandal. As a journalist I feel it is important to share useful information to readers. A car accident can be important because people could have been injured or killed and when a celebrity gets in a car accident it has more interest for the readers. However, when the divorce scandal came out about Woods and his wife I stopped paying attention. People get divorced everyday and celebrities are just people. This is turning into something I would expect to see in a magazine like “The National Enquirer”, not in the news. Personally, I feel that Woods should be left alone to deal with his divorce in private and the reporters should stay out of it.

    Comment by Beth Steele — December 8, 2009 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  6. I rate the media coverage of the Tiger Woods’ scandal as a high priority rate. I feel like the Tiger Woods’ scandal shouldn’t be top priority, but for some reason America loves to hear about other people’s dirty laundry. I feel like every time I pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV, I cant do so without hearing something new about Tiger Woods and his many affairs. I feel as though the media should move on and actually report real news. I feel as though America focuses too much on celebrities and not enough on hard hitting news stories. In my opinion I would like to hear more about heros and real news then about celebrities.

    Comment by slbilharz — December 8, 2009 @ 9:39 pm | Reply

  7. The Tiger Woods scandal was far too blown out of proportion. There are plenty other more significant situations that are occurring in our world right now. The media tends to concentrate too much on celebrities because they believe it is entertainment for most of the population. Although, in my eyes, a situation such as these, including his personal life, is something that is pretty irrelevant to me. In the end, I believe as if the news will always concentrate on what they feel the public wants to here. Even if it means possibly hurting ones (especially an athletes) reputation, they continue to do so for publicity and viewing purposes.

    Comment by Colleen — December 11, 2009 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

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