Quick thought occurred to me recently while observing the Paul Beeston fiasco vs. the Maple Leafs annual implosion. Does anyone else feel that the MSM, here in Toronto revels in criticizing the Maple Leafs compared to the other teams in town?
It seems to me, and perhaps it’s the folks who cover, what I will call the secondary teams in town, the Blue Jays and Raptors, that the overall coverage on the Maple Leafs is far more critical then say the Raptors or Blue Jays.
I get the sense those who cover the Jays and the Raptors are, to a certain degree, rooting along with the fans for the teams to succeed. I don’t want to get into who is or isnt’ a HOMER, and I realize I am painting with a broad brush here but it generally feels like with the Jays and Raptors the media wants them to do well.
I do believe that a winning Maple Leafs team would equally benefit the media; so I am not suggesting that there is a theme of negativity to only further audience, but rather even while the team was doing well most of the talk was critical.
The media does a good job bashing the buds. Make no mistake, they deserve it.
It just appears that media defends or “cheers” for the Raptors and Jays a hell of a lot more than they do for the Leafs. ( lets be honest none of the three teams has had very much to celebrate recently so let’s not get into that either).
What say you?