Originally Posted by TheElusiveKyleOrton
Lindsay Jones straight up told me, "we're not going to stop covering Tebow, because he gets page views and sells newspapers," and this was AFTER HE'D BEEN TRADED.
Media outlets don't scream information into the abyss when they know something -- however idiotic -- will sell papers or get ratings/pageviews. THAT is what you see from the media.
It's very much driven by the fans.
Tebowmania = "blood above the fold" for a newspaper standpoint. The days of print journalism acting as a breaking source of news (especially in sports) are over. The best they can hope for is to throw a different dress on the Timmy saga and hope the tards buy the story and the paper in the process.