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Tom Cable: A Case For Performance Evaluation and Identifying Triggers

By Damali Binta Yael On November - 7 - 2009

Years ago I learned the term "yellow journalism." Too many times politicians, leaders, professional athletes and others were attacked by the media. Now the Oakland Raiders head coach, Tom Cable, is being attacked by what appears to be "yellow journalism."

Whenever an article is filled with assumptions, judgements, accusations, faulty reasoning, too much subjectivity and minimal factual information, it is questionable journalism.

Sponsorships behind most media may even shift the focus to "propaganda" rather than reporting facts and truth.

This problem was so prevalent during the Civil Rights Movement that organizations such as the NAACP and the National Urban League started a movement of suggesting that minorities become stakeholders in the media.

The witch hunts were designed, in the 1960s and 1970s, to topple powerful men. Many of those witch hunts were successful because there were no rebuttals, nor were there enough analytical thinkers across disciplines who could disprove allegations.

More and more the focus is aimed at professional athletes. Money may be the issue. But, resentment or unrequited love may be another reason.

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