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Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Posted on: February 19, 2010 12:56 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2010 2:12 pm
 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When will the celebrity media leave Tiger Woods and his family alone? Don't hold your breath.

Woods made a passionate and defiant plea – more of a demand, really – to the press and paparazzi in his speech Friday to leave his wife and kids alone. He said tabloid photographers had stalked his 2-year-old on the way to daycare and implored people to back off.

Woods' kids attend a pricy daycare located about 1.5 miles from my house.

There are currently eight photographers camped outside the daycare at this very moment, presumably hoping to get a money shot of Elin Woods as she picks up, or drops off, her children.

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Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:43 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Good question!



Since: Dec 9, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:43 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

The edit is nice...
NOW will Elling post a comment calling his actions "foolish" and taking ownership?
He could end his blurb "example followed"



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:42 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Ellin is such a prick, this is about Tiger and how he screwed up. His kids do not deserve the unwanted attention, but like any other low life TMZ reporter who cant find real work this piece of work actually thinks his comments are worth space in sports sites. listen take shots at Tiger yes I agree he screwed up, sex addiction to me seems like a way of saying " Hey she spread her legs, what was I supposed to do" and this is just as much on Tiger as it is on those women who slept with him, they all knew he was married and they all went after him. So because he is a well paid golfer his family gets the shaft. dont get me wrong he deserves what he is getting and whats to come, but commentaries like this only goes to show how great the CbsSportsline reporters are.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:42 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

As an aside, why did Tiger do this?  Why does he feel he has to apologize to anyone?  I fail to see how his personal life is anyone's business outside his own house.  And I've heard those on ESPN radio rationalize it by saying that he built up this squeaky clean public persona, and now he needs to apologize for that part not being true.It's not really a rationalization - Tiger Woods built up an image for himself and made billions more than he would have just playing golf. Just being the best golfer only gets you so much; having a charismatic personality that appeals to others based on being a family guy gets you more. And it backed in on him when he was caught running around on his wife with everything from porn stars to Perkins servers. When you live in the public eye, to a degree you eventually have to face the public. Especially if you want those sponsors back or new sponsors. And make no mistake he wants that, eventually.

That said, he does deserve privacy as well, and once he's addressed the issue he should get it. However, he should have taken questions. You can always say "no comment, that's too personal" if you don't like the question. But hand-picking a bunch of toadies and not taking questions smacks of the same old Tiger trying to control everything. Which is why people are cynical.

And he's not wrong - people *should* leave his wife and kids alone. But since when has TMZ ever taken the high road?



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Elling - You are a moron.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:31 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

guess elling got the message as the article is now edited...hopefully its his last


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Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:29 pm
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Since: Dec 9, 2009
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:23 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

To all of you saying "He's getting what he deserves"and has no right to ask for his familiy's privay, ... He said in his statement that whatever he gets he deserves.  His point was the price should not be for his family to pay. 

I was ready as anyone to be critical and far from a Tiger apologist.  He blamed only himself, used all the ugly words to desribe his actions while taking ownership of them.

Elling didn't have to say the loation of the daycare even he said he works nearby... yeah that's lame.  If it was intentional and backhanded, that's even worse than being a misguided idiot



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:23 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

Your such a douchebag, the man made a mistake that should only be between he and his wife.  No one deserves to have the creeps and losers of the papparazzi and media stalk their young innocent children all for a photo that they will make money on selling to magazines that YOU undoubtably read.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2010 2:16 pm
 

Woods speech falls on deaf tabloid ears

I can't believe people are bashing you for this article.  Tiger caused the problem, he was a sacred cow and icon.  Now he's made himself and his family paparazzi bait.

Good work Tiger - what were you thinking?


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