You probably saw news (albeit scarce) about the controversial Bill Romanowski tweet about Cam Newton.
This post is not about whether Romanowski's tweet was OK (it's since been deleted) For the record, the former 49ers' and Raiders' player who is now a commentator on CSNBA called Newton a "boy."
Romanowski apologized and said the "boy" reference was taken out of context, which I believe is the case; I'm not much a fan of Romanowski but I don't think he meant anything more onerous other than calling out Newton for his shitty post-game Super Bowl press conference.
What I will call out is the fact that beyond the Chronicle, no one in the Bay Area sports media has reported on the story, most notably Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, which employs Romo. Not a peep.
Of course, KNBR didn't say a word either; so to 95.7 FM "All Sports" The Game. (Damon Bruce did a couple of segments on BR but they were fairly short and innocuous)-- I'm not shocked these radio miscreants didn't say a word because real-world issues is a foreign subject matter at KNBR and The Game, pretty much the same. Unless the world were to explode, don't look for any non-sports reportage at either of the outlets although The Game is better here than KNBR. That's not saying much.
The bigger deal here is by refusing to even acknowledge what's been reported on the news domain reinforces the image of Bay Area sports media protecting its own. It's a bad look. It also assumes the Bay Area sports fans are a bunch of ill-informed mutants who don't care about anything other than box scores and tailgate parties.
Time will tell.
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